Jackson Transit Authority makes changes to bus route arrival times

JACKSON, Tenn. (WNBJ) - The Jackson Transit Authority has made some changes to its bus route in the city. 39 News spoke to some people in the community that ride the bus about how they feel about those changes.

“I think it is more convenient actually. I think it gets crazy with every 30 minutes because it puts more people in a rush,” said Darryl Loggins, a Jackson resident.

One Jackson resident welcomes the time change in the bus routes saying this gives people more time for planning.

"But with every hour I think people can get a time frame of what they got to do and how they want to do it. Other than that, I don’t see a problem with it,” said Loggins.

Another Jackson resident disagrees with the change saying it affects her getting too and from work.

“It’s going to be affecting me a lot, especially since I have a young child. I depend on the bus system to be able to get him to daycare on time. The window is widening now as far as being able to get to work on time after dropping him off,” said Amparro Smith, a Jackson resident.

Jackson Transit Authority says these changes are because of the shortage of operators so Smith hopes JTA able to hire more drivers soon.

“Hopefully, more people will step forward. Take up those routes so we can get back to running those routes 15 to 30 minutes every hour,” said Smith.

JTA changes the Bemis, Campbell, Highland, and east Jackson bus routes from every 30 minutes to an hour starting today.

These routes will run only every 30 minutes during certain hours of the day.

To learn more about these changes you are urged to call the Jackson Transit Authority at (731) 423-0200.

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