Jonesboro Building Bus Transfer Station

Jonesboro Building Bus Transfer Station
The JETS Transit Center in Jonesboro is expected to open next summer. | (rendering by Cromwell Architects Engineers)

The city of Jonesboro is using a $1.1 million federal grant to build an approximately 2,000-SF bus transfer station.

The project will house buses for the Jonesboro Economic Transit System, a lobby for customers and administrative offices, said Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin.

The city recently received the grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration for the project, which includes the construction of sidewalks at the site, Perrin said.

The city is razing a fire station that hasn’t been used in years as a station at the northwest corner of Caraway Road and Matthews Avenue to place the new JETS station.

“We’ve had to expand our public transit,” Perrin said. “We’ve added two more routes.”

Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc. of Little Rock is designing the project. It was expected to be let for bid by the end of last week, Perrin said.

Construction is expected to start by the end of the year, and the project should be finished by June or July, Perrin said.