Jonesboro Getting Buses Ready to Roll

APRIL 27, 2006 - Posted at 3:50 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Jonesboro's new bus service is to begin serving customers with a grand opening on Wednesday.  Regular service will begin the following day.

Rides will be free until June 1 to help residents get used to the service.  One-way service will be $1.

The city secured funding for the Jonesboro Economical Transit System, or JETS, and the service will have 18 employees.  The system will have six full-time drivers and six part-time drivers.

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