Wherever you want to go in Jackson
We have a bus to take you there

JATA has been getting passengers around Jackson for over 50 years

Conveniently located in the heart of
Downtown Jackson

JATA currently offers 9 different bus routes designed to get you to and from the most popular locations in the Jackson Area

The Jackson Area Transportation Authority is a multi-service system providing county-wide transit services to all residents within Jackson County Michigan. Services are county-wide, and available to all residents of Jackson and Jackson County, depending on destination.

Don't forget about our Reserve-A-Ride program!

JATA provides curb-to-curb transportation services to and from work, school, medical appointments, shopping, and social activities. JATA provides traditional bus service and many special programs like Reserve-A-Ride.


JATA In the Community

  • JATA provides 590,700 trips per year, that's 1,925 trips per day!
  • JATA provides 261,400 trips per year for the elderly and people with disabilities!
  • During the fiscal year, approximately $3,000,000 in state and federal public transportation funds will flow into the city, which encourages local economic growth.
  • A one mill tax would equal $30 on a $60,000 home. That's approximately 8 cents a day.
  • JATA has proven over the years that we are more than just a transit system. Our staff members are and have been on numerous advisory boards.
  • The boards’ interests range from housing, individuals with disabilities, senior citizens, betterment of Jackson (Chamber of Commerce), saving the Michigan Theater, and the MACI project just to name a few.

Employment Opportunities

Apply today to become a member of our team and the community!