Alerts and News


Lincoln University, City of Jefferson Agree to Universal Access Transit Pass Pilot Project
January 30, 2018




Lincoln University and the City of Jefferson have agreed in principle to a pilot project in which all Lincoln University students and staff will have unlimited access to JEFFTRAN’s fixed routes for the remainder of the 2018 Spring Semester.


 “This agreement is just one more way we as a city are partnering with our home-town university”, Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin said.  “Lincoln staff and students can now simply show their current Lincoln-issued ID and ride any of JEFFTRAN’s fixed routes, and no cash or passes are needed.  We are calling the program ‘U-Pass’.”


 Lincoln University officials estimate two-thirds of students residing on campus do not have a vehicle, and five of JEFFTRAN’s six routes go by Lincoln’s campus on Dunklin Street.


 “We think this agreement will make it easier for Lincoln student to get to shopping destinations, entertainment options and to employment opportunities off campus”, noted Transit Division Director Mark Mehmert.  “It may also help students and staff with potential parking issues.”


 JEFFTRAN provides nearly 287,000 rides to customers each year.  Approximately 52,000 of those rides were on Handiwheels, a paratransit service. 


 Questions can be directed to Transit Division Director Mark Mehmert at 573-634-6599. 

Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) System Nears Release
January 22, 2018

Working in partnership with DoubleMap, Inc, JEFFTRAN has released a new grant-funded Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system.  

Bus riders can now see the location of all JEFFTRAN's fixed route buses and determine the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) of buses at any designated bus stop in Jefferson City.  

The system is viewable on web browers or via a mobile app for smartphones and tablets.  

AVL system in a browser:

AVL app for Android phones:

AVL app for Apple phones:

JEFFTRAN asks users contact them via email if they experience issues with the system.  

JEFFTRAN System-Wide Assessment Public Meeting

JEFFTRAN and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 to gather input on a draft Final Report for the JEFFTRAN System-Wide Transit Assessment.

CAMPO contracted with Lochmueller Group in the spring of 2017 to conduct a system-wide assessment of JEFFTRAN. The assessment includes evaluation of current service, data collection, public outreach, and a service plan with recommended improvements. The assessment will result in two reports, the Existing Conditions Report and a Final Report with recommendations. The assessment will be completed by October 31, 2017.

Anyone seeking to comment on the draft Final Report may attend the public meeting or send any comments or questions to CAMPO staff by end of day October 17, 2017. CAMPO staff may be contacted at or by calling (573) 634-6410.



Friday, July 14, 2017 marked the end of our All Day Pass promotion.

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Public Notice


Transit Division 820 E. Miller St. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 DBE GOAL FOR FY 2017, 2018, AND
In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 CFR
Part 26, as amended, the City of Jefferson, Missouri hereby notifies the public that it is
recommending the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for the Transit Division
(JEFFTRAN)City of Jefferson for applicable procurement contracts, including vehicle fuel, oil and
antifreeze, during Fiscal Year 2017, beginning November 1, 2016 and ending October 31, 2017; Fiscal
Year 2018, beginning November 1, 2017 and ending October 31, 2018; and Fiscal Year
2019, beginning November 1, 2018 and ending October 31, 2019. The overall total DBE goal
recommended for JEFFTRAN/City of Jefferson for Fiscal Year 2017 is 3.89%, Fiscal Year 2018 is 3.89%
and Fiscal Year 2019 is 3.89%. Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was
calculated is available for inspection during regular business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday
through Friday, excluding holidays) at the Finance Department, John G. Christy Municipal Building,
320 E. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, for thirty days following the date of this notice.
Written comments on this goal will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this notice.
Comments are for informational purposes only and may be sent to: Margaret Mueller, Director of
Finance/Technology and DBE Liaison Officer, 320 E. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101,
or to the Regional Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Region 7, 901 Locust
Street, Suite 404, Kansas City, MO 64106.
Individuals should contact the ADA Coordinator at (573) 634-6570 to request accommodations or
alternative formats as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please allow three
business days to process the request. Please call (573) 634-6410 with questions regarding agenda
Phyllis Powell, City Clerk, City of Jefferson, Missouri
P.T. – May 7, 2017


División de tránsito 820 E. Miller St. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 OBJETIVO DE DBE PARA EL FY
2017, 2018 Y 2019
De acuerdo con los requisitos del Departamento de Transporte de los Estados Unidos según lo
establecido en 49 CFR Parte 26, según enmendada, la Ciudad de Jefferson, Missouri por la presente
notifica al público que está recomendando el siguiente objetivo de la División de Tránsito
JEFFTRAN) Ciudad de Jefferson para los contratos de aprovisionamiento aplicables, incluyendo
combustible para vehículos, aceite y anticongelante, durante el Año Fiscal 2017, comenzando el 1 de
noviembre de 2016 y terminando el 31 de octubre de 2017; Ejercicio 2018, a partir del 1 de
noviembre de 2017 hasta el 31 de octubre de 2018; Y el año fiscal 2019, comenzando el 1 de
noviembre de 2018 y terminando el 31 de octubre de 2019. El total de DBE objetivo recomendado para
JEFFTRAN / Ciudad de Jefferson para el año fiscal 2017 es 3,89%, el año fiscal 2018 es 3,89% y el
año fiscal 2019 es 3,89% . La información referente a este objetivo y una descripción de cómo se
calculó está disponible para su inspección durante el horario comercial regular (8:00 am a 5:00 pm,
de lunes a viernes, excluyendo días festivos) en el Departamento de Finanzas, John G. Christy
Municipal Building , 320 E. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, Missouri, durante los treinta días
siguientes a la fecha de esta notificación. Se aceptarán comentarios escritos sobre este objetivo
durante 45 días a partir de la fecha de este aviso. Margaret Mueller, Directora de Finanzas /
Tecnología y Oficial de Enlace del DBE, 320 E. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101, o al
Oficial Regional de Derechos Civiles, Administración Federal de Tránsito, Región 7, 901 Locust
Street, Suite 404, Kansas City, MO 64106.


Las personas deben comunicarse con el Coordinador de ADA al (573) 634-6570 para solicitar
acomodaciones o formatos alternativos como se requiere bajo la Ley de Americanos con
Discapacidades. Espere tres días hábiles para procesar la solicitud. Por favor llame al (573)
634-6410 con preguntas sobre temas del orden del día.
Phyllis Powell, Secretaria Municipal, Ciudad de Jefferson, Missouri

JEFFTRAN System-Wide Assessment Underway


Please consider attending one of the public meetings in order to provide input on JEFFTRAN's future plans! 

JEFFTRAN is Closed January 13, 2017

Updated 1-12-2017 at 4:30 PM

The forecast has shifted, and therefore the decision has been made to close JEFFTRAN operations for tomorrow.


Again, JEFFTRAN will not operate tomorrow. All fixed routes as well as Handiwheels service is suspended for January 13, 2017.


We don't take this decision lightly. The safety of our passengers, drivers and others on the road is paramount.


We appreciate your patience as we adjust to a changing weather forecast.


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Severe Weather Anticipated

With ice accumulation in forecast for tomorrow, it's possible JEFFTRAN's fixed routes as well as Handiwheels could be affected.  We are closely watching the forecast.  While we will do our best to operate, we want to be certain we are operating safely.  

If a decsion is made to suspend service for safety reason, we will post on our Facebook page, provide an update here on our website, and notify the media.  

We appreciate your patience!  

Weather forecast 1-12-17

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Like the idea of free rides on JEFFTRAN?  Well, just like JEFFTRAN on Facebook and you'll be entered to win JEFFTRAN's Golden Ticket, which offers the winner unlimited rides on JEFFTRAN's fixed routes for a month.  

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Three New Handiwheels Buses Arrive

JEFFTRAN is pleased to announce the arrival of 3 new Handiwheels buses.  The new buses replace some 2006-vintage units which had over 200,000 miles on them!  

The new buses also feature the new logo on the front.  We are looking forward to years of reilable service from these new buses.  JEFFTRAN would like to thank our partners at MoDOT's Multimodal Division and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for their assistance in the procurment of these buses.  

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The next Public Transit Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 26 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at City Hall in the Boone/Bancroft Room. 


JEFFTRAN intends to apply for FTA Section 5310 formula grants, which targets agencies serving the mobility needs of senior citizens and/or persons with disabilities. MoDOT administers the Section 5310 program as a capital program to procure and fund 80% of the cost of vehicles for such agencies as developmental disability resource boards (Senate Bill 40 boards), sheltered workshops, senior citizen services boards (House Bill 351 boards), and senior centers as well as not-for-profit medical service agencies.

Public notice is hereby made that JEFFTRAN intends to apply for financial assistance to serve the mobility needs of senior citizens and/or persons with disabilities in Jefferson City, Missouri by purchasing two replacement paratransit buses and one lowered-floor mobility vehicle.

The transportation service will be available to the general public during all hours of operation. The project is expected to be financed by Federal Section 5310 public transportation funds with additional funds to be provided from the City of Jefferson.

The total federal share is expected to be $126,537. Comments on the proposed project are invited from the general public, private bus and taxi companies, other public transportation providers and human service agencies. Interested parties may comment on the project or obtain more details about the project by contacting: Mark Mehmert, Transit Director, 820 E Miller St. Jefferson City MO 65101, 573-634-6499.

Human service agencies that receive assistance from other Federal agencies for non-emergency transportation services are encouraged to participate and coordinate with the provider in the planning, design and delivery of transportation services. Agencies may obtain copies of the service proposal and submit proposals for service coordination. Agencies may request copies of the project service description from the above named person and may submit comments on the service as described. If you wish to comment on any aspect of the proposed project, submit a proposal or a request for service coordination or request a public hearing on the project, you must make your interest known in writing within ten days of the date of this publication and provide your comments within ten days of your receipt of the project service description. Your requests and/or comments must be forwarded to the above person.

Discover JEFFTRAN and Ride the Bus Free Day

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October 12 marked our first Discover JEFFTRAN/Ride the Buse FREE Day!  The event was held in appreciation of our customers and in celebration of our new logo.  

Check out our Facebook Event for photos!

Jaycee Drive Loop Added to High Street West Regular Route

Jaycee Loop added to High St  West Route

Lafayette Street Interchange Construction Affects JEFFTRAN Routes

Lafayette Street closed on Wednesday (7-15-15) and will be out of service through Fall of 2016. The closure will affect JEFFTRAN routes. If you have questions, give us a call at (573) 634-6477.  We appreciate your patience during this project!

JEFFTRAN held a "Ride the Bus" Day on April 30, 2015

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