Transportation

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of March 20

The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline is $3.54 per gallon, once-cent less than last week. Florida’s average price of $3.56 and Tennessee’s average price of $3.40 both decreased 2 cents from last week. While Georgia’s average price of $3.45 decreased 4 cents from last week, respectively.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, March 14

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 74.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 41.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 40.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 74.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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.

Temporary Closure - Friendship Fountain Riverwalk

The portion of the Southbank Riverwalk that runs in front of Friendship Fountain Park will be closed beginning today, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 4 for improvements. During this time contractors will install new railing along the bulkhead and paver bricks in the sidewalk. The water taxi service to and from the Friendship Fountain dock and the walkway to the park will also be closed. This portion of the Riverwalk is expected to be reopened on Saturday, March 5.

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.

San Marco Blvd Detour

Work on the next phase of the San Marco Boulevard Streetscape Improvement project will begin on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. The southbound lane of San Marco Boulevard, between Gary and Cedar streets, will remain closed as work shifts to the east side of the road but drivers will notice a slight shift in the current detour.