A project begun in 2017 is nearing completion. The Teton County School District #1 board of trustees approved the construction of shelters at several bus stops on school property.
The Trustees, together with the Jackson Town Council and the Teton County Board of Commissioners discussed the concept of constructing bus shelters near Jackson Hole High School, Colter Elementary School, Summit Innovations School and Jackson Hole Middle School.
With general support for the project, Jackson Hole High School students Alex Coosaia and Evan McHugh developed initial designs for three bus shelters as a project for their FabLab class. The students presented the project to the school board who approved placing the shelters on school district property. With the boards’s approval, the students requested funding from the START board who submitted a grant request to the Wyoming Rural Public Transit Program. That enabled additional design and engineering work by Nelson Engineering.
West Fork Construction was hired to build the shelters with one shelter located in front of Colter Elementary, one on South Park Loop Road, near Jackson Hole Middle School and the third near the intersection of Blair Drive and Middle School Road. Assistant Superintendent of Operational Services Jeff Daugherty praised the partnership and the work of the students as now providing a functional and usable community asset.