- June 11, 2016

New START Schedule In Play For Teton Valley

by Jackson Hole. Media

Last week the START system launched extra service for Teton Valley. The added service will increase the total number of bus runs connecting Teton Valley to Jackson from 2 to 3 each weekday.   This bus will depart the Driggs Community Center on weekdays at 6:00am and then depart Jackson at 4:30pm to Teton Valley.  “We are very pleased to be able to offer an additional service to Teton Valley,” stated Darren Brugmann, START Bus Director.  “The commuter run is a priority of the START Board and critical to this community.”

Mayor Sara Flitner Discusses New Schedule With START Director Darren Brugmann and Roxanne Robinson
Mayor Sara Flitner Discusses New Schedule With START Director Darren Brugmann and Roxanne Robinson

 

START will now have buses departing Driggs at 6:00am, 6:35am and 7:15am each weekday as well as buses leaving Jackson heading to Driggs departing at 3:45pm, 4:30pm and 5:10pm.   There will be various stops along the way in Jackson, Wilson, Victor and Driggs.   For a complete listing of pick-up and drop-off locations please consult the START Bus website (www.startbus.com).

Victor Mayor Jeff Potter Listens as Public Works Director Larry Pardee talks START
Victor Mayor Jeff Potter Listens as Public Works Director Larry Pardee talks START to County Commissioner Smokey Rhea

“The City of Driggs recognizes that our regional economy spans two states and that START service is a critical link for both of our communities,” said Driggs Mayor Hyrum Johnson. “We appreciate the addition of a third route serving the needs of commuters, but recognize that this is only a first step.  Clearly the demand for additional routes exists today, and will only grow in the future, and we look forward to working with START and other area transit programs to satisfy growing needs.”

Briggs Mayor Hyrum Johnson
Driggs Mayor Hyrum Johnson
Comments 1
  • As so often in what passes for modern “journalism”, we are left wanting to know more. Much more. Specifically, “quis solvit”, who pays?
    We now know that His Eminence, the Mayor of Driggs, is very appreciative that the taxpayers of Teton County are running buses to his community.
    We also know that fares do not begin to cover the cost of the START bus service.
    And we have questions:
    -The folks who ride these buses pay their taxes in Idaho. What does Idaho contribute to the costs of this service?
    -Why are Wyoming taxpayers expected to pay ANY of the costs of this service? A service which will provide transportation for workers who fill service jobs which benefit corporate businesses whose headquarters are far, far away?
    -Again, why am I being taxed to pay for transportation for people who will compete with me for local jobs? Where is Teton County, Idaho? Where is the State of Idaho?

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