|Rollsigns from Florida|
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|This set of Jacksonville, Florida, mylar route signs are off a Flxible "Fishbowl", model #45096-6-1, serial #57554 (seen below). It was brought to Ontario, painted all white and converted to a camper. The signs were retrieved from it after it was sent to a scrap yard. Both signs have 93 exposures. The front sign (left) is dated April 26, 1984. The side sign (right) is dated April 19, 1984. Both have been drawn virtually perfect to scale. Their respective sign tags are shown below.|
|Former private owned, 1973 built, Flxible "New Look" (ex Jacksonville Transportation Authority #1017) is seen waiting to be scrapped at Future Enterprises in Hamilton, Ontario, in May of 2000.|
The governing body that includes the Jacksonville Transportation Authority was originally created in 1955, and at that time was called the Jacksonville Expressway Authority. Originally the Authority's responsibility just covered highway, and bridge operations and maintenance, and tolls in Duval County. In 1971, after pressure to expand to include public transit service, the Authoority ammneded its statute to allow for the acquisition of Jacksonville Coach Company and other private services. In 1988, from requests by the City of Jacksonville, the JTA removed their toll booths in exchange for a gas/transportation surtax, which helped fund transportation expansion and streamlining of services including transit, and maintenance of facilities. This model has allowed the JTA to continue operations to this date and plan for projects in the future.
|JACKSONVILLE TRANSIT AUTHORITY
|JACKSONVILLE TRANSIT AUTH.
P.O. BID F-0514-84