JRTC will be a transportation hub connecting intercity, regional and local transportation providers
JTA topped out its Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center, administrative headquarters building Thursday in LaVilla.
The $57.3 million JRTC will be a transportation hub connecting intercity, regional and local transportation providers including Greyhound, Megabus, RedCoach, First Coast Flyer, local bus routes, Skyway/U2C and other modes of travel.
The five-story, 40,000-square-foot administration building at 74 Johnson St., near the Prime Osborn Convention Center, is the second and final phase of the JRTC.
The initial phase, the single-story, 9,660-square-foot Intercity Bus Terminal known as the Greyhound bus station, opened in April. JTA owns the building and leases it to Greyhound Lines Inc.
The two buildings will be connected by a pedestrian bridge over West Forsyth Street.
Construction began in July 2017 on the second phase. It includes the local bus transfer, customer service, passenger lobby, and areas for taxis, ride share, bike share, kiss-n-ride and a direct connection to the Skyway. JTA anticipates completion of the center by January 2020.
JTA staff will relocate from offices at 121 W. Forsyth St. The new space will include boardrooms, conference rooms and dispatching and transit operations.
The architect is the design team of Pond & Co./Michael Baker International Joint Venture and the at-risk construction manager is United Kingdom-based Balfour Beatty Construction LLC.