START Bus to Consider Additional and Schedule Changes to Teton Valley Commuter Service
Jackson, Wyo. August 17, 2018 – The START Bus Board will meet on Thursday, September 13 to consider offering an additional commuter run to Teton Valley, Idaho. START Bus has received increased Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding to be distributed through the State of Idaho to financially assist with this possible addition. The new run being considered would depart from the Driggs Community Center on weekdays at 8:00 AM and return to Teton Valley departing Jackson at 7:15 PM.
In addition to discussing the potential increase in service, the START Board will also consider changes to the current Teton Valley commuter time schedule. One possible change being considered is moving the current 6:00 AM departure to a 5:50 AM departure. These possible additions and changes can be found on the START Bus home page (www.startbus.com) under the “News” section.
“Throughout the year, activities occur within our community that can affect our transit system – traffic patterns, economic factors, ridership and customer feedback,” said START Bus Director Darren Brugmann. “Securing funding through grant opportunities with the federal government is why we are able to offer this additional line. We respond by considering and implementing changes to our bus system that will potentially help improve our service and meet the needs of the community.”
START Bus Board considerations to Teton Valley commuter services:
- Adding a new weekday commuter bus service departing Driggs at 8:00 AM and returning to Teton Valley departing Jackson at 7:15 PM.
- Changing the departure time of the existing Teton Valley commuter service from 6:00 AM to 5:50 AM.
START Bus is currently accepting public input on the proposed additional commuter route as well as on the possible timetable change. The public is encouraged to submit comments before 5:00 PM on Friday, September 7. Public comment can be submitted by visiting the START Bus website and clicking “Report an Issue”, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 307-732-8651. There will also be an opportunity for public comment at the upcoming START Board meeting during a public hearing. Individuals wishing to address concerns to the START Board are invited to attend the public hearing on September 13 at 11:30 AM in the Town Hall Council Chambers located at 150 East Pearl Avenue.
START Bus encourages you to consider supporting the reduction of traffic by riding the bus, walking, biking or engaging in rideshare opportunities. Please check www.startbus.com and www.startbike.bcycle.com for details on all of the routes, schedules and fees or contact START Bus directly at (307) 733-4521