JTA ends free rides for health care workers after more than 2 years

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority announced this week that it will end its free transportation program for healthcare workers in December. The program has been in place since April 2020.

JTA cited the removal of COVID-19 restrictions by state and federal officials for canceling the program, which was a way to thank local health care workers working during the pandemic.

Any worker in a hospital, doctor’s office, medical facility or medical laboratory only had to show their work badge to travel for free.

Passengers who previously used the service can still enjoy free rides throughout November by creating a new account with the MyJTA mobile app, available on Apple and Android devices.

Starting Thursday, December 1, the free ride program for healthcare workers is ending on all JTA and First Coast Flyer fixed-route buses.

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