START selects micro-transit provider

The START Board has selected Downtowner, LLC as the preferred vendor for its new Microtransit service. This service will provide fare free, on-demand transportation using smaller vehicles between the western boundary of Karns Meadow and the Town’s eastern limits.

Providing seamless public transport, riders will be able to schedule service through an app from their location to any destination in East Jackson including to START’s transit hub for connection to commuter and local and Teton Village routes.

The Microtransit service will replace the circulator routes in East Jackson, taking numerous large vehicles off small, neighborhood streets, and implementing a key element of START’s broader Route Plan. This plan identified Microtransit as a solution to two needs: 1) For fixed routes to operate more efficiently and 2) For better service in the dispersed areas of East Jackson.

START will enter contract discussions with Downtowner immediately and anticipates service, including the on-demand Microtransit system managed through a rider reservation app, will begin on November 27th.

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