Transportation

Weekly Gas Price Update, November 21st

Weekly Gas Price Update, November 21st

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.36/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, October 31

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.36/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.46/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

2 Hospitalized In Critical Condition Sunday After Motorcycle Wreck

2 Hospitalized In Critical Condition Sunday After Motorcycle Wreck

SOUTH PONTE VEDRA BEACH - Two people were sent to the hospital Sunday after their motorcycle collided with a vehicle on AIA near Guana River State Park around 3:45 p.m.

The man driving the motorcycle was taken to Flagler Hospital in an ambulance, and the female passenger was life flighted to Shands as a "Trauma Alert". Both motorcycle passengers were listed in critical condition when they were transported from the scene. The woman was taken to the boat ramp near the Vilano Bridge to be transported by the helicopter.

It is not certain weather either of the injured cyclists were wearing helmets, or if alcohol was involved at this time. The identities and  conditions of the victims are unknown.

Jacksonville to Miami Amtrak Service Possibly Expanding

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hundreds of miles of Florida's coast could soon be more accessible and today Jacksonville residents will get a chance to see the proposed changes for themselves. 

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing today on its Five Year Work Plan for 2012-2017. 

The proposal includes a $100 million allocation for a "rail capacity project" in 2014, according to the FDOT website.  It also lists $18 million in upgrades to the Florida East Coast Railway, which is an existing commercial rail line that runs 351 miles from Jacksonville to Miami. 

The money would reportedly add stops along that route for Amtrak passengers, including stations in St. Augustine and Daytona Beach.  

Transportation planners on the First Coast do not have any details yet about the possible upgrades. 

Fuel Price Brief

 

For the first time since August 9, crude oil settled below $80 a barrel as fuel demand lags and economic concerns persist. Oil production in Libya has resumed an output quota of almost 600 million barrels a day. Libyan quotas are expected to reach one million barrels a day in the next six months. All of which drove down oil and gas prices throughout the past month. Crude oil settled Friday at $79.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange—$8.11 less than the week prior. 

Skydive Amelia Airplane Forced To Land in Intercostal Waterway

Skydive Amelia Airplane Forced To Land in Intercostal Waterway

FERNANDINA BEACH, FL -  According to the Nassau County Sher riff’s Office, a small airplane was forced to land in the Intercoastal Waterway Friday morning near 200/A1A Shave Bridge. The pilot was able to get away safely.

The airplane, a Cessna 182 reportedly owned by Skydive Amelia Island, was approaching Fernandina Beach Municipal Air park just after 10:00 a.m., when the plane lost power which forced the pilot to land on the Intercoastal to avoid the trees on the air strip.

US 1 northbound traffic shift Sunday night

Northbound traffic on US 1 over the San Sebastian River Bridge just north of King Street is scheduled to be shifted to the southeast Sunday night, announced the Florida Department of Transportation.