JRTC at LaVilla Awarded ABC Project of the Year

The new $57 million Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVille has been recognized by The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Florida, First Coast Chapter with its "Project of the Year" and Eagle Award in the institutional $25 million to $100 million category. The JRTC was awarded based on the advanced technologies and lean construction methods used to cost-effectively and safely deliver the project.

Crawford-Tracey Corporation, the largest contract glazier and unitized curtain wall manufacturer based in Florida, supplied and installed 28,000 square-feet of its Pro-Tech 45SG and 9SG curtain wall system from its Jacksonville location. The distinctive curvature features a glass mosaic of chromatic panels to emulate radiating diamonds on the building's exterior. This unique façade glass pattern was provided by Viracon in Owatonna, with its Digital Distinctions line of custom digitally printed glass.

The $57 million, 67,000-square-foot facility, designed by Pond & Co. and Michael Baker International (JV), features 21 bus bays, seven additional staging bays, pickup and drop-off areas, and dedicated space for ride-share operations. The general contractor for the project was Balfour Beatty Construction LLC.

As Downtown Jacksonville's main bus transfer facility, the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) brings together JTA bus routes, the First Coast Flyer, the Skyway, regional shuttles, ride-share, paratransit, and other shared transportation in a modern and environmentally friendly facility.

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