JTA ends free rides for healthcare workers after more than 2 years

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Transit Authority announced this week that it will end its Free Ride program for health care workers in December. The program has been in place since April 2020.

JTA cited the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by state and federal government officials for the demise of the program, which was a way to thank local health care workers who worked through the pandemic.

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

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

As of Thursday, December 1, the free rides for health care workers program will end on all JTA fixed route and First Coast Flyer buses.

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