Last week we talked about the high price of gasoline… and today we are excited to show you one way you keep from paying those high prices at the pump. The new JETS public transportation program launched last week and we encourage you to take advantage of the service. In fact, during the month of May you can really save on those gas expenses because JETS is offering free rides the entire month.
The Public Transportation debate has been going on for several years and many people in the community who pushed to see this project come to fruition are celebrating now that the buses are finally rolling. There are also many people who continue to say public transportation in
Funding for the service comes from several sources including 50/50 matching funds from the Federal Transit Department and 80/20 funding from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Dept. Those two sources are responsible for the majority of the project costs. The City of
At one point the project got bogged down… and seemed doomed when
The Federal and State money was going to be spent somewhere and we prefer to see that money invested right here in Region 8. That money would have gone to another community without the financial support of the city and we applaud that decision by the leadership of
JETS leaders are shooting for a goal of 5,000 riders per month within the first 6 month. That’s an aggressive number, but based on our experience today very achievable.