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TRANSPORTATION

The Council on Aging’s Transportation Department offers a variety of mobility options, including public transportation, para-transit services and mobility resources and management. (Please see the information below) If you would like to check eligibility for services for the transportation disadvantaged, please access our intake form by clicking here.

 

SUNSHINE BUS

The Sunshine Bus, St. Johns County’s public transportation service, operated in partnership with the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners. Please call Sunshine Bus Manager George Hesson at (904) 209-3716 or visit the Sunshine Bus website here.

MOBILITY RESOURCES

The COA transportation department offers mobility resources and information regarding  transportation services, direction on connecting with public transit networks throughout Northeast Florida, planning for driving retirement, travel training and driver safety courses.
Please call George Hesson at (904) 209-3716 for more information.

PARA-TRANSIT

Paratransit services for residents who are transportation disadvantaged and/or are over 60 years of age. Please click here to access our eligibility form and call COA Transportation Services Manager Christy Sandy at (904) 209-3714 for more information.

News/Updates

Transportation is Hiring!

Sunshine Bus Driver [Posted 03.29.21]

Job Type: Part-Time (24 to 40 hours per week)

Pay: $13.00 – $14.00 per hour

See full job description.

 

Paratransit Bus Driver [Posted 03.29.21]

Job Type: Part-Time (24 to 40 hours per week)

Pay: $12.50 – $13.00 per hour

See full job description.

Sunshine Bus Riders can ride free each first Wednesday of the month when they show their SJC Library Card to the Driver

JTA Provides St. Johns Express Select Route from St. Augustine to Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Transit Authority has established the St. Johns Express Select bus route to provide a convenient connection between St. Johns County and Downtown Jacksonville. The route begins at the St. Johns County Government Center, 4010 Lewis Speedway, and makes a stop at the Pavilion at Durbin Park before arriving in Downtown Jacksonville.

Service is offered from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is not available on weekends or holidays.

One-way passes are available for $3, one-day passes for $5, and 31-day passes for $90.

For more information, including bus stop addresses and pass fees, please visit https://www.jtafla.com/schedules/regional-services/st-johns-express-select/.

Florida’s Guide to Safe Mobility for Life

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition has released
an updated guide to help older adults in Florida meet their personal mobility needs and
remain safe, independent, and active in their communities.

The guide helps older adults in Florida learn the keys to achieve Safe Mobility for Life
which are understand, be proactive, and plan:

• Understand the impact aging has on driving, changes in driving behavior, common
driving errors, and Florida’s driver license and ID card
• Be proactive about safe driving, walking, bicycling, motorcycling, and riding transit
skills and practices.
• Plan for your transportation future and life beyond the driver’s seat by learning how
to discover and use transportation options in your community.

Florida’s Guide to Safe Mobility for Life is an updated version of Florida’s Guide to Aging
Drivers, which was released in 2012. The newly revised and expanded guide has necessary
information all Floridians need to know as they age, as well as tips on how to drive safely
longer and how to remain active and independent after transitioning from driving.
The guide has information about community and statewide transportation resources,
safety tips, and rules for sharing the road to help drivers, walkers, bicyclists, transit riders,
and motorcyclists be proactive about their mobility. It also includes self-assessments and
worksheets to help learn how to plan for life beyond the driver’s seat.
To order Florida’s Guide to Safe Mobility for Life, visit fdot.tips/orderform.
Later this year, the Florida’s Guide to Safe Mobility for Life e-book will be available at
SafeMobilityFL.com.