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Cooper St. Route Detour:
Effective immediately, the Cooper St. route will travel down Waterloo St. to Leroy St., Left on Leroy St. to Elm St., left on Elm St. back to Blakely St..
Note: JATA will be picking up passengers along Leroy St. and Elm St..  
Effective immediately (March 16, 2014) the Blackman/Summit Route will take a detour due to poor road conditions.
Starting at Airport Rd and Lawrence Ave., the bus will turn right onto Michigan Ave. instead of turning left. The Route will then turn left on Oak Grove, then right on Main St., and left on Robinson Rd. to complete the rest of the route.
The Oaks Apartment Complex and Washington Way will not be served. The residents of the Commons Apartment Complex will have to catch the bus on Main Street. They will need to signal to the driver to stop, due to no bus sign.
 JATA's 2014 New Year Eve Shuttle:
JATA is seeking a sponsor for their 2014 New Year Eve Shuttle. Currently, JATA has $1,500 (in sponsor's fee). A $500 sponsor would help defray the cost of running the shuttle. In the past, the cost of the shuttle has exceeded $2,000.
The sponsor's logo will be on all fliers (approximately 150 fliers will be on display). The program in the past has been promoted through local television, newspapers and radio.
For mor information, contact Dave Vassal at: (517) 788-7844.
The shuttle's purpose is to prevent people from drinking and driving.

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 Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).

The JATA Administration works to ensure nondiscriminatory transportation in support of our mission to enhance the social and economic quality of life for all Americans.

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