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With Hurricane Ian’s departure from Florida on its way toward the Carolinas and Savannah, travelers now have some good news when it comes to air and ground transportation in the Jacksonville area.
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Here’s a look at what we know.
Jacksonville International Airport reopens Friday
Jacksonville International Airport reopened for operations Friday, officials said, with its first flight at about 9 a.m.
Some airlines will initially operate on reduced schedules. Airport officials said passengers need to contact their airline for flight status and rebooking options before heading to the terminal.
The TSA security checkpoint will open at 7am but food service will be limited at the station.
The airport suspended all flight operations late Wednesday, and as of Thursday night, flight-tracking website flightradar.com showed no flights over much of northeastern Florida. But flights have resumed over the rest of the state.
The airport website also has an Arrivals and Departures information section at flyjacksonville.com/content2015.aspx?id=440.
JTA خدمة Service
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority resumed regular bus service by noon Friday after all mass transit and specialty services were closed late Wednesday and Thursday due to the approach of Hurricane Ian.
Bus lines, First Coast Flyer, ReadiRide and Express Select will operate on regular schedules on Friday, although passengers should visit jtafla.com/media-center/service-alerts to familiarize themselves with any diversions before exiting.
If the weather improves faster, the JTA may restart the transfer service earlier in the day, so check Facebook or Twitter for updates. Full timetables are available in Timetables. jtafla.com, on buses and at the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center in La Villa.
• The St. Johns River ferry returns to Mayport on Saturday afternoon after being taken to Green Cove Springs for safety.
• Connexion and Connexion Plus resume life-sustaining flights on Friday noon and continue through Sunday. Regular service will resume for all paratransit customers by Monday.
• Skyway will return to normal service by Monday.
Blackouts: See outage maps for JEA, FPL, and more
What is open? Duval and Jacksonville area closures and cancellations
Hurricane evacuation areas: Evacuation information for Duval, Clay, Nassau, and St. John’s counties.
• JTA customer service operates with normal business hours from 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Friday and from 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays.
For more information, contact the JTA at (904) 630-3100.
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