JeT to resume charging fares on Saturday, May 23
Beginning Saturday, May 23, Jefferson Transit will resume charging fares on both fixed-route buses and paratransit vans (MITS). The base fare is $1.50 for fixed-route and $3.00 for MITS. Fare collection was suspended on March 29 due to the coronavirus outbreak. JeT continues to maintain a regular schedule, providing public transportation options for those conducting essential travel.
Masks or cloth face coverings required for all riders effective Friday, May 15th (download flyer).
Thank you for your cooperation to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Keep up with Jefferson Parish by visiting www.jeffparish.net or text JPALERT to 888-777 for daily alerts.
The health and safety of our riders and employees is a top priority. If you are feeling sick or part of the demographic that the CDC categorizes as “at higher risk” of contracting COVID-19 (older adults, people with chronic medical conditions), staying home or self-quarantining is the best thing to do. Riders of MITS (Mobility Impaired Transportation System) who know they are COVID-19 positive that need to be transported to daily routine doctors appointments and dialysis should call their insurance for transportation needs. Acadian Ambulance crews and ambulances are standing by to assist. This is necessary so that individuals who are sick are in the care of trained medical staff. Thank you for understanding as we do our part to help prevent the spread of this virus in our community and make sure all our JeT and MITS riders and employees are protected.
Our Transit Department is working alongside Transdev, health and security officials, and industry leaders for updates and best practices regarding the Coronavirus.
Our Transit Department’s Coronavirus action plan includes the following:
1. Increasing sanitization efforts, which includes daily cleaning of all 41 buses and 20 paratransit vehicles.
2. Mounting hand sanitizer dispensers to all Buses and Paratransit vehicles next week.
3. Regular announcements on all vehicles and on every route to “Wash Hands Often “in both English and Spanish.
4. Planning for adjusted levels of service and routes, as needed.