Q&A on the JAC bus system

Where do the buses stop?

Route 1 runs from the downtown transfer point at North Plaza Street and stops at the library, Carson City Senior Citizens Center, North Carson Crossing shopping center and loops around the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

Route 2A - Loops clockwise through north Carson City, stopping at Carson-Tahoe Hospital, Western Nevada Community College, North Carson Crossing, Airport Road and East William Street, the senior center and the library.

Route 2B - Loops counter clockwise through North Carson City along the same route as 2A

Route 3 - South Carson area, stopping at several downtown neighborhoods, the Nevada Department of Transportation and down to Carson Valley Plaza.

How often do they stop there?

A JAC bus arrives at a stop along one of the fixed routes every hour from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

How much does it cost?

This month, the bus is free. Fares afterward are:

$1 for adults

$1 for ages 5 to 18

50 cents for seniors and disabled people

Starting in November, monthly bus passes, "JAC Hopper," will be available.

How do I transfer?

You can request a transfer slip to ride one JAC route to another JAC route for no additional fare. Transfers are good for one hour from issuance.

How do I get from a JAC bus to a Pride bus?

Pride has several stops along its Carson City route, including JAC's downtown transfer point on North Plaza between Washington and Robinson streets. For information, contact Pride at 1-866-NV-PRIDE.

Will buses stop at each stop?

Only if there is a person waiting there to get on. On the bus, you must tell the driver which stop you want to get off on. Pay attention; there isn't an indicator to push or pull to get the driver's attention.

How many buses does JAC operate?

JAC has eight buses - four for the routes, two reserves and two that run JAC Assist, a door-to-door paratransit service that passengers must schedule over the phone. Eligibility approval is required to use JAC Assist. This service costs the city more to maintain, but the transit planner has said it's essential for passengers who need help leaving their home because of a disability or medical condition.

How much does the paratransit service cost?

JAC Assist is $2 for a disabled person who qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act. For those who want to continue to use the door-to-door service and do not qualify for ADA, the fare is $2.50.

Is there a place to put my bike on JAC?

Not yet. The buses don't have front or back bike mounts, but they could in a few months. Bikes are not allowed on the buses; however, a policy is being considered to have them allowed on board.

Where do I get a route map?

Visit the Nevada Appeal Web site at www.nevadaappeal.com, or schedules are at several stops, including the Douglas County Wal-mart, Carson-Tahoe Hospital, Sierra Surgery Center, both Albertsons, Raley's, Smith's and Safeway. The city does not have a Web site with the bus stops or route map.

Where can I get more information?

Call JAC dispatch at 887-2323


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