Jackson bus service to close its downtown center amid COVID-19 exposure


JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS)— The Jackson Area Transportation Authority announced the downtown Jackson bus station indoor lobby area will remain closed the entire day.

The public transportation service has revealed to 6 News they are taking extra sanitation steps necessary due to COVID-19 exposure.

“We here at JATA value our customers immensely and are committed to their safety. It is with this in mind we are announcing the closing of our downtown Transfer Center for today, October 28, 2021. This closing may be extended based upon our ability to safely reopen the lobby area. We will be utilizing this time to fully sanitize the building in preparation for reopening. The city buses will continue to run, however, there will be no access to the inside of the building. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we wish good health on all of our passengers and the community at large.”

—Ryan F. Smith, Government and Community Relations Manger

The transportation service issued a follow-up statement to 6 News regarding its closure for the remainder of the day:

“Due to potential COVID-19 exposure risk, JATA will be discontinuing our City bus service beginning today at 2:15 PM.  This closure will be for the remainder of the day.  We anticipate resuming regular City bus service beginning at 6:15 AM, Friday, October 29, 2021.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

—Ryan F. Smith, Government and Community Relations Manger

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