JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The new JTA University Hub will officially be open to the public this weekend after its ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday afternoon.

This new hub serves the First Coast Flyer Blue line and bus routes 25, 27 and 50.  

At the University Transit Hub, customers can connect to the First Coast Flyer through those route connections or by walking or biking to the site.

JTA University transit hub services routes 25, 27 and 50

The ribbon-cutting was attended by JTA staff, Federal Transit Administration officials, and Jacksonville City Council members to name a few.

“This project is another example of the JTA taking a blighted piece of property and making it useful for our transit network and our customers,” said JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr.

District 5 Councilmember LeAnna Cumber is excited about how this new hub will change the neighborhood for the better. 

"This transit hub really will contribute to the revitalization of Phillips Highway," Cumber says. "Phillips Highway is changing. And I really do believe it's going to look very different in 5 years than it looks today."

JTA bought the property on Bowden and Phillips in 2018 and began demolition in March of last year.

For a look at all the mapped routes for JTA, click here

To buy a ticket to ride, click here for JTA's website.