The Hoppa Bus, which ran for several years after being introduced in 1998, operated in a loop linking a number of destinations and facilities in town.
It is hoped a new service would include stops at Liberation Station, the General Hospital, the markets, Millennium Town Park, the Arts Centre and Springfield Stadium.
St Helier Deputy Geoff Southern won a States vote in 2011 to include the shuttle service as part of a contract with a new bus operator in 2013, but it has still not been launched.
Earlier this year Infrastructure Minister Kevin Lewis said that his officers were working with LibertyBus to determine the scheme’s details, including the route and fare structure.
He said that the service would fit well with LibertyBus’ transfer tickets.
Responding to a written States question from Deputy Rob Ward, Deputy Lewis said: ‘Officers are working to finalise details of the funding solution for the duration of the trial, with arrangements expected to be concluded shortly. From the point the funding solution has been confirmed, a period of approximately five months’ commissioning and mobilisation will be required until the service is running.’
Deputy Lewis said that should the service remain as envisaged, it would run four times per hour, departing from Liberation Station every 15 minutes and would operate from 9am till 6pm.
He added: ‘The price for the service assumes that passenger fares for the new town service remain consistent with the existing LibertyBus fare structure, with transfer tickets and concessionary travel passes being valid for use.’