ACEC/MA Awards Transportation Center

Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center

Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Pond/Michael Baker International as a 2021 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award winner for its work on the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center.

The Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla (JRTC) was designed by the Pond|Michael Baker International JV for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). Transit-oriented development strategies were used to improve transportation, reduce traffic and spur economic activity in the region.

The center in Jacksonville, Fla. integrates local and regional bus networks, taxis, rental car services, an elevated rail system and space for future services into one facility. The JRTC features complete-street connections to the LaVilla neighborhood, a grand staircase point of entry and an elevated urban plaza for mixed-use retail opportunities and scenic views.

“The ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizes engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity,” said Dennis J. Baker, president of ACEC/MA and vice president and area manager for WPS. “We celebrate this year’s outstanding engineering achievements, congratulate our winners and thank them for their contributions to improving the quality of our everyday lives.”