The U2C presents a bold new vision for the Skyway
that will allow the system to reach existing and planned developments in and
near Downtown Jacksonville to improve accessibility to the transit system. The
U²C will make at grade extensions into nearby historic neighborhoods that may
be too costly and intrusive if the existing elevated people mover system was
The U2C will convert the elevated Skyway
infrastructure by removing the guidebeam, creating a smooth running surface and
modifying the station areas to accommodate autonomous transit vehicles. Ramps
will be added to allow the vehicles to operate at street level, either in
dedicated lanes or mixed traffic, as technology and conditions permit. State of
the art technology will oversee the system to ensure safe, efficient, effective
and customer-friendly operations.
The U2C will include a larger fleet of smaller
vehicles that will allow optimal operational flexibility. The vehicles will be
able to operate individually for higher frequency (2-3 minute headways), or in
virtual train sets to address peak loads.
The ultimate vision for the system includes the ability to provide
point-to-point and demand responsive service.