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August 9, 2018
CONTACT: Town of Jackson
Public Information Officer
START Releases Annual Operation Review Report
Jackson, Wyo. August 9, 2018 – Fueled by great customer service, strategic planning and record ridership the Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START) bus system has released the department’s Annual Operation Review Report. The report highlights ridership data, performance indicators and financial information including operating revenue sources as well as operating expenditures. The report also outlines bus and route statistics along with goals and strategic objectives for future years.
This past year proved to be a historic one in the agency’s 30-year history, recording over one-million riders without significant changes to existing services. “It’s encouraging to see continued momentum surrounding public transportation in this valley,” said Darren Brugmann, START Bus Director.
START currently hosts a fleet of 24 active buses and 4 paratransit vans operating in an 86-mile service region. There are 15 bus shelters and 70 stand-alone stops spanning over 3 counties in 2 states. START also owns, operates and maintains a fleet of 55 bikes in the shared START Bike program. To view the complete version of the Annual Operation Review Report click here.
START’s 2018 fiscal year ended on June 30, 2018 and this annual report was presented to the START Board at the August 9 meeting held at the Jackson Town Hall. The full report can be accessed on the START Bus website (www.startbus.com) or by contacting START bus directly at (307) 733-4521 to obtain a hardcopy of the report.
“We began our drive over 30 years ago as a small, local transit provider providing trips between the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Town of Jackson,” said Brugmann. “We have grown to be an essential option of moving around our region. Along the way, we are ever mindful of the importance of delivering a consistent, quality experience to our customers and the value of providing transportation options based on our love for the environment.”
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 for details on all of the routes, schedules and fees or contact START Bus directly at (307) 733-4521.