JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - You can let someone else do the driving this summer, Jonesboro city officials said Friday.
The JETS bus system has kicked off its summer discount programs.
The Rack-n-Ride program is underway, which allows bicyclists to load their bikes and ride for 25 cents.
But that’s not all. The Summer Youth Program allows anyone 18-years-old or younger to ride the bus for a quarter. Just show proper ID.
Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin said this form of transportation can be essential.
“Transportation is critical around Jonesboro, and not everyone rides a bicycle for exercise,” Perrin said. “When it’s a primary form of transportation in the summertime heat, sometimes people need to rack and ride the bus. And the Summer Youth discount is something teenagers can use now that school is out.”
A Summer Youth Pass is $10 and will provide unlimited rides for the summer months.
It can be purchased at the collections window in the Municipal Center at 300 South Church Street.
The summer discount program will run through August.