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Free Bus Rides for Residents Looking to Beat the Heat

The Jackson Area Transportation Authority is excited to announce we will be offering area residents FREE bus rides to local cooling centers during Heat Emergencies this Summer.

FREE “Hot Tickets” have been provided to participating area agencies to distribute to Jackson residents whose health would be at risk during a heat emergency (90° or higher). The tickets can only be used to get to participating cooling centers.

“Our Hot Ticket program can help to bring some much needed relief to local residents lacking access to air conditioning or a safe place to cool off during a heat emergency,” said Michael Brown, Executive Director of the Jackson Area Transportation Authority. “Kudos to the other organizations who continue to partner with us.”

The following is a list of Cooling Centers:

Department on Aging 517-788-4364 1715 Lansing Ave

Monday – Friday: 9am to 4pm

King Recreation Center 517-788-4067 1107 Adrian St.

Any day when temperatures are Forecast to feel over 90 degrees 9am – 5pm during program hours.

Carnegie Library 517-788-4087 Jackson District Library

Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm Friday: 9am-6pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: 1pm-5 pm

** All Locations**

JATA Transfer Center 517-783-6437 127 W. Cortland St.

Monday-Friday: 6am to 6pm Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Westwood Mall 517-787-1170 W. Michigan Avenue

Monday-Thursday: 11am to 7pm Friday-Saturday: 11am-8pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Patrick O’Dowd

Government & Community Relations Manager

Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA)