St. Johns River Ferry returns to service after multi-million greenback enhancements, upgrades

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The St. Johns River Ferry is again up and operating.

It was out of service for a number of months for upgrades. JTA is providing per week of free rides on the ferry to say thanks to riders for his or her persistence over the past two months.

Michael Welch, a passenger aboard the ferry Tuesday morning, stated he appreciates the break on costs.

“It exhibits that they need their prospects to be blissful they usually’re saying we understand that it was a sacrifice for lots of people that use the ferry, there’s a variety of the identical folks you see on a regular basis and it’s an effort to make it extra handy,” he stated.

The St. Johns River Ferry underwent new upgrades to the vessel and its services. These are simply the most recent spherical of enhancements lately.

These embody new bulkheads and mooring boards, lighting enhancements on all sides of the ferry, and varied Individuals with Disabilities Act enhancements.

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To keep away from closing once more later within the 12 months, JTA additionally did a required haul out of the ship, Costing roughly $2.6 million.

The ferry travels throughout the St. Johns River connecting Mayport Village and Fort George Island a number of occasions a day.

It runs each half hour from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. On the weekends, it operates from 7 a.m. – eight:30 p.m.

It’s free to experience the ferry till April 9 however sooner or later, you should purchase tickets in-person, on-line, or utilizing the MyJTA app.

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