Transportation

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, March 7

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 14.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 12.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 76.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 43.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 36.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 73.6 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update Feb 28

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 22.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 63.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 29.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 25.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 64.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

JTA Wins Federal Clean Fuels Grant; Paves Way for First Hybrid Buses in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) today announced that it has received a $4 million federal grant to purchase
hybrid buses as a part of JTA’s ongoing fleet replacement program.

The grant is funded through the Clean Fuels Grant Program Funds, a program that supports the U. S. Department of Transportation’s environmental sustainability efforts. JTA was the only Florida agency that received funds.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update Feb 21

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.16/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Beach Boulevard Construction Causes Headaches for Drivers, Business Owners

Beach Boulevard Construction Causes Headaches for Drivers, Business Owners

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Driving down Beach Boulevard is certainly no day at the beach for drivers.

"I hate it," said driver Mike Willoughby, "Beach Boulevard has always been overrun with construction."

People are dealing with construction woes between San Pablo and Hodges.

"It just seems to go on and on," said business owner Sue Pastorini.

Pastorini owns Curves on Beach Boulevard.  She said she'd have more customers if it weren't for the heavy trucks and construction barrels just outside her business.

"We're hanging on but it's really putting a roadblock in my goals," said Pastorini.

The $12.9 dollar project that will widen a 1.5-mile stretch of Beach Boulevard started in August 2009.  It is now 65 percent complete and will be complete in August or September.

"People, they're asking, when are the cones going to go away," said Mike Goldman, spokesman of the Florida Department of Transportation.

2 Injured in Arlington Crash

2 Injured in Arlington Crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A crash investigation in underway in Arlington.

It happened just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of Rogero Rd. and Greenfern Ln.

Officials say the driver of the pick-up truck lost control and crashed into someone's front yard.

Two female victims were taken to Shands Jacksonville.

Intracoastal Waterway Project Completed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has completed work on a $6 million project, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, to restore a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway to its authorized dimensions and prepare for future maintenance dredging events.