Economic Development Council


Transportation

A multitude of options to chose from, if you need to get to places easily and quickly.

St. Johns County’s opportune location in Northeast Florida is a readily accessible destination from all angles. I-95, the principal north-south corridor along the eastern seaboard from Canada to Miami, runs straight through the heart of St. Johns County. Just 30 miles to our north, I-95 intersects with I-10, which runs from Jacksonville to Los Angeles. About an hour to our south, I-95 intersects with I-4, a quick pass through Orlando to Tampa, and other main hubs for business.

U.S. Highway 1 and Florida Highway A1A also serve St. Johns County’s north-south traffic, and several state roads run east-to-west providing easy and close access to Central Florida.

Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) provides rail service through St. Johns County and along the East Coast of Florida. Connections with CSX and NS in Jacksonville carry freight throughout North America.

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) owns and operates three public marine terminals and one passenger cruise terminal in Jacksonville Florida: the Blount Island Marine Terminal, the Talleyrand Marine Terminal, the Dames Point Marine Terminal and the temporary JAXPORT Cruise Terminal. JAXPORT develops, manages and markets those publicly-owned facilities to promote the growth of maritime and related industries in Jacksonville Florida and beyond. JAXPORT also offers year-round cruise ship service aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ ship Carnival Fascination. The Carnival Fascination sails from the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal.

JAXPORT’s vision is to be a major economic engine in Northeast Florida by continuing to be a premier diversified port in the Southeastern United States, with connections to major trade lanes throughout the world. JAXPORT is an important part of the Jacksonville community. JAXPORT employees interact with the public in a number of ways, including providing tours of our marine terminals and volunteering in community projects.

Northeast Florida Regional Airport at St. Augustine, on US Highway 1 just north of downtown St. Augustine, is a key general aviation airport in the Northeast Florida Metropolitan Area. It serves the aviation and economic development needs of the county and is also a reliever airport for Jacksonville International, located 50 miles to the north.

There are several large runways (2400’, 2600’, and 8000’), as well as a number of smaller ones. The facility is serviced by VOR/DME navigational equipment.
Because airport activity is expected to increase, a General Aviation Terminal was built to include a conference room for business meetings, flight planning area and lounge for pilots,
accommodations for two commuter airlines, and a 70-seat restaurant lounge.

St. Augustine is home to the state headquarters of the Florida National Guard, located at the St. Francis Barracks on Marine Street just south of the Bridge of Lions. The personnel of the Florida National Guard coordinate statewide National Guard activities, as well as lend support to city, county and state authorities in times of natural disaster, civil unrest, and humanitarian assistance.

The Robert F. Ensslin Jr. Armory on S.R. 207, named for Florida’s former Adjutant General, opened in 1992 to house the headquarters of the State Area Command (STARC) of the Florida National Guard, the STARC Selective Service Detachment, the STARC Medical Detachment 3 and Battery E, 265 Air Defense Battalion.

The original armory on San Marco Avenue remains in use. It is a popular site for special events and functions, and also serves as a shelter in times of emergency.

Florida Power and Light (FPL)
Services most of St. Johns County 800-226-3545
www.fpl.com
Jacksonville Electrical Authority (JEA)
Services northern part of the county 904-665-6000
www.jea.com
City of Jacksonville Beaches Energy
Services Ponte Vedra 904-247-6241
www.beachesenergy.com.

City of St. Augustine Public Works Department
Within the St. Augustine city limits 904-825-1040

St. Johns County Utility Department*
Some areas outside the city limits 904-209-2700

Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA)
Northern St. Johns County 904-665-6000

Hastings Water & Sewer Plant
Hastings 904-692-1520
*Many areas outside the city limits serviced by private Companies. For more information, contact the St. Johns County Utility Department.

NATURAL GAS
TECO Peoples Gas 877-832-6747
www.peoplesgas.com

TELEPHONE/INTERNET
AT&T 866-620-6000
Bitcom 904-377-1661
Clearwire 904-482-4490
Comcast 800-266-2278
Earthlink 904-861-6718
Windstream Communications, Inc. 386-364-2400

TELEVISION
AT&T 866-620-6000
Comcast 800-266-2278