The exodus of residents and retail business from the city center to the suburbs in the 1960s led to Jacksonville becoming a congested city center for employees who commuted via automobile requiring more parking spaces. Mass transit was ruled out as a viable alternative, but a VAL system dubbed the "Automated Skyway Express" has proven to be a viable alternative which has relieved some of the congestion, shifted public opinion of it to the positive side and brought retail development back into the city center. Plans are already under consideration to extend the VAL.

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    MASS TRANSIT, Incorporated

    1190 National Press Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20045
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

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  • Accession Number: 00486609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1989 12:00AM