Home » Grand Teton National Park »Jackson Hole »Teton County »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Airport Bus Service Examined

START Bus

Is bus service between the airport and town feasible?  The joint town and county leaders have asked Southern Teton Area Regional Transit personnel to examine the options and report back in January what such service would cost to provide.  START Administrator Michael Wackerly says three scenarios were initially examined and ran the gamut from prohibitive to plausible.  The most energetic scenario would provide bus service for airport employees and passengers each half hour from the first shift at 5:00 am until the last shift at 11:30 pm.  However, Wackerly says if you ran every half hour all day, all year, the cost is estimated to be around $1.4-million each year.  Additionally, he says five more busses would have to be purchased because the service would put four on the street at one time and a fifth would be needed as a spare.  That would be another $700-thousand added to the start-up cost for such service.  Obviously, Wackerly says START neither has that kind of operating capital nor the wherewithal to maintain a larger fleet.  Another plan would contract with an outside provider to offer service between the airport and key points in town in addition to area hotels for all the scheduled flights, and add service to provide transportation for employees to their shifts.  That service, he said was estimated at $600-thousand although some of the costs could be recouped by charging a fare.  The third option examined would only provide service for employees at the airport.  Since the peak period for that need would be seasonal, Wackerly says the cost is estimated to be around $70-thousand. Wackerly says START officials will study the alternatives for the next two months and are to report back to the joint town and county boards in January.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]