Public Transit

Announcements / Notices

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Goals for 2022-2024 Public Meeting –  St Johns County will hold a public meeting on July 19, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the County Permit Center to review the 2022-
2024 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals. Those unable to attend but wish to review the DBE goals, please contact Rachel Garvey at (904) 209-0630 or rgarvey@sjcfl.us.

St Johns County 2019-2021 Federal Transit Administration DBE Goal: 1.2% – This goal represents the percentage of work to be accomplished by DBE prime contractors, subcontractors, consultants, vendors, and material suppliers for professional services, construction, and procurement contracts on federal-aid transit projects and grants. Federal Transit Administration Goal Setting Methodology.

Comprehensive Operations Analysis of the Sunshine Bus Company – The Center of Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) conducted a Comprehensive Operations Analysis of the Sunshine Bus system to identify comprehensive improvements that could be made over a five year implementation period. The final recommendations were presented to the Board of County Commissioners on October 17, 2017. Comprehensive Operations Analysis of the Sunshine Bus Company

 

Sunshine Bus Company

St. Johns County is the recipient of public transportation funding from federal, state, and local sources. As a recipient of these funds, St. Johns County is responsible for maintaining compliance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 53. The funding is solely for the operation of services within the County. The County contracts with the St. Johns County Council on Aging for the day-to-day operation of the public transportation system. As the recipient of the funding, St. Johns County is obligated to ensure that all funds are expended in accordance with state and federal regulations. While this responsibility is passed through to the COA by contract, the county is responsible for oversight and monitoring the COA.

The St. Johns County Sunshine Bus Company provides two distinct modes; a Fixed-Route system, with an established schedule that operates within the St. Augustine Urbanized Area, and a Demand Response door-to-door service, or paratransit service that operates by reservation and is available to those qualified as Transportation Disadvantaged, as well as those who qualify for Medicaid non-emergency transportation.

2012–2021 Public Transit Development Plan

The St Johns County 2012-2021 Transit Development Plan (TDP), adopted in August 2011, is the strategic guide for public transportation in St Johns County for a ten-year period. The Florida Department of Transportation requires public transit providers that receive state funding to develop and adopt a TDP consistent with Chapter 14-73.001 of the Florida Administrative Code, and section 341.071 of the Florida Statutes. A major update to the TDP is conducted every five years, and an Annual Progress Report is done in the years following the major update. Information on The St Johns County Council on Aging transportation services can be accessed at sunshinebus.net/schedules-phase-2/

Download the complete Transit Development Plan. (8.5 MB)

(All files in Adobe Acrobat PDF format)

 

Bus Stop Shelter Installations

In April 2013, St. Johns County installed new bus shelters for riders of the fixed route system, known as the Sunshine Bus, operated by the St Johns County Council on AgingBus Shelter Locations.

 

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Title VI provides that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d). The Environmental Justice component of Title VI guarantees fair treatment for all people and provides for St Johns County to identify and address, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations, such as undertaking reasonable steps to ensure that Limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons have meaningful access to the programs, services, and information the County provides. St. Johns County Title VI Plan