(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today at the START Advisory Board meeting, officials discussed the possibility of providing transportation services for the Jackson Hole Airport. Alltrans informed the Jackson Hole Airport on October 15
that they will not continue to
provide services, including the popular Ride2Fly shuttle, for the airport.
Since the announcement, the airport has issued a request for proposal (RFP)
for transportation services.
“I have met with the airport manager and they are looking at us as a
possible provider,” said Transit Director Darren Brugmann in the meeting
According to Brugmann, the idea of the START system providing airport
transportation has been brought up in the past, but they were limited on
resources such as vehicles and employees.
Brugmann is working with the airport to determine the type of services they
are looking for and what ridership numbers they anticipate.
Currently, according to Brugmann, START doesn't have the busses or
personnel to provide airport services. One of the solutions Brugmann
presented was leasing temporary vehicles, but that doesn't address the
"Us [START] jumping in and doing it immediately would be difficult," said
During the county liaison report, County Commissioner Paul Vogelheim stated
that, "The Ride2Fly program has been very successful and it is
disappointing that Alltrans pulled out. It great to hear that there is some
interest from START."
Brugmann stated during the meeting that he is planning to attend the
pre-proposal meeting about the Airport transportation RFP this afternoon.
“This is a community concern,” he said. "We want to do whatever we can."
*Feature Photo: START Advisory Board Meeting today.*