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March 2nd, 2024
The City of Jackson Announces Launch of Redesigned JTRAN Bus Network

Beginning Monday, March 4, 2024, JTRAN riders will experience better bus routes, simpler service, and more straightforward connections – all designed to get riders where they need to go quickly and more efficiently. The bus network improvements beginning on March 4 include a fully-redesigned JTRAN bus network with new routes, schedules, and bus stops. JTRAN riders are encouraged to visit ridejtran.com/upgrades to see how their route changes.

“We know that a lack of transportation plays a detrimental role on many social outcomes of residents, said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “So, as a city, we have efforted to significantly improve our public transportation system to accommodate as many residents as possible to improve access to healthcare, employment security and healthy food options. Today is a great day for the City of Jackson and I’d like to express my gratitude to the Planning Department for their hard work in making this a reality.”

The JTRAN improvements stem from ConnectJXN: Transit Plan – a plan to make the JTRAN bus service work better for everyone. Through community and stakeholder outreach, the voices of JTRAN riders were heard, and a final plan was published in early 2022. Today’s bus network improvements are part of a more extensive program of enhancements launched recently, including a fresh new look, a redesigned website, better bus shelters, onboard announcements for upcoming stops, and a trip planning app providing riders with real-time schedule information.

“The redesign of the bus network and new accommodations are the result of a comprehensive review of the needs of our JTRAN riders,” said Deputy Director of Transportation, Christine Welch. “We have made the system more accessible and efficient, and as a result, we believe it will improve the quality of life of Jackson residents who rely on our public transportation system.”

Visit ridejtran.com to learn more about the new upgrades and to download the mobile app.