Carson City and the Regional Transportation Commission are seeking public input on fare increases for the Jump Around Carson transit system. Thanks to federal funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, JAC has been free since 2020. The city anticipates returning to fares in August with a possible increase in costs. JAC fares are needed to offset operational costs, provide new transit amenities, and to continue rider services. The Carson City RTC will consider the possible fare increase at its July 13 board meeting. Fares will not begin or increase before Aug. 1. Residents are encouraged to submit comments on JAC fares to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 775-887-2355, or in writing to Transportation Manager, Carson City Public Works, 3505 Butti Way, Carson City, NV, 89701. Comments will be accepted until June 24. Residents who would like to comment in-person may do so at a public meeting on June 8, right before the monthly CAMPO/RTC meeting. The meeting will be in the Robert “Bob” Crowell Board Room at the Community Center on 851 E. William St., from 3-4:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about new transit amenities and implementation timelines, including a contactless payment system, free Wi-Fi on every bus, and newly updated buses. The JAC transit service began in 2005, and fares have never increased since its inception. Carson City encourages the community to use JAC while fares are still free as it is a great and easy way to get around the city without having to drive. A standard adult one-way ticket is currently $1. RTC is considering increasing the cost to $1.50. Seniors, military, youth, and handicapped/disabled residents are eligible for reduced fares. For information on JAC, or the upcoming meeting, contact Chris Martinovich, transportation manager, or visit www.ridejac.com.