The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) operates nine fixed routes and demand response service seven days a week in the City of Jackson and three days a week in the rest of Jackson County. In order to have the most effcient mobility system possible in Jackson County, we must understand how different modes of transportation function and how they complement each other. Public transit is a great service to citizens but without proper access it becomes difficult or even impossible to use. Whether you drive a car or utilize public transit, everyone is a pedestrian first to one degree or another. Allowing pedestrians to access each mode of transportation in their trip and allowing all modes of travel to utilize transit are ideal ways to reduce congestion, minimize the region’s carbon footprint, and improve quality of life. To solve these issues we must focus on “Connecting Jackson County.”

 

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