Students attending school in Jacksonville will have more transportation options starting Tuesday, thanks to a new partnership between Jacksonville Transportation Authority, the city and Duval County Public Schools.
Local leaders went into details regarding the My Ride 2 School
pilot program — which will provide free bus trips to middle and high school public, charter and private school students in Jacksonville — at a news conference hosted Monday morning.
"I quickly realized there was a great need," said City Council Vice President Terrance Freeman, who is credited for encouraging the program's concept. "When I think of the value of a program like this, I think of what the purpose is — these kids are getting a ride to school, to jobs."