This morning, START Bus announced that beginning on Saturday, May 29, 2021, the summer bus schedule will be in effect. This schedule will remain in place until Saturday, September 25, 2021. Photo: Buckrail News

JACKSON, Wyo. — This morning, START Bus announced that beginning on Saturday, May 29, 2021, the summer bus schedule will be in effect. This schedule will remain in place until Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

The services offered during this summer schedule will continue to partially implement the START Bus route plan. The notable changes in the summer service schedule are as follows:

Teton Village Service: Local
The Teton Village Service Local bus will run between Miller Park and Teton Village during the hours of 5:15 a.m. and 8:56 p.m. with the last trip departing Teton Village at 8:14 p.m.

The Teton Village Local route will not service the stops listed below on the AM onbound and PM outbound. Please reference the START Bus website for exact times.

• AM inbound- Mike Yokel Park, Redmond & Hansen, St. John’s Hospital, Pearl & Jean, and Pearl & Glenwood stops will not be serviced prior to noon (12 p.m.).
• PM outbound- Antler Inn, Pearl & Jean, Broadway & Stormy Circle, Redmond & Hall, and Mike Yokel Park stops will not be serviced afternoon (12 p.m.).

Town Shuttle
The Town Shuttle will begin at Miller Park starting at 6 a.m and will run until 9:58 p.m. with the last trip leaving Miller Park at 9:20 p.m.

Circulator
The circulator service will be operating one bus, departing three times each hour between 6 a.m. and 9:59 p.m. with the last trip leaving Miller Park at 9:40 p.m. The circulator route will service Pioneer Homestead on Rancher Street only at 11 minutes after the hour (6:11 a.m., 7:11 a.m., 8:11 a.m., etc.).

The other two trips per hour will allow drop-off by request only. Riders boarding needing the Pioneer Homestead location should request the bus operator to divert to Rancher street for drop-off. Otherwise, the bus will continue on Redmond to complete the route.

Commuter
There will be no changes to the commuter services.

ADA
ADA Service will operate between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Riders are asked to contact START Bus at (307) 413-4548 to schedule a ride 24 hours in advance.

Memorial Day Service
START Bus will operate normal commuter service on Memorial Day. Please refer to the START bus website for those specific times.

Federal Mask Mandate
According to President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 13998 and the Transportation Security Administration’s security directive, masks are required to be worn on all public transit systems nationwide to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Face coverings must be worn on all START buses, at all bus stops and shelters, and at any location where START Bus tickets or passes are bought or sold.

START Bus encourages residents and visitors to safely support the reduction of traffic this summer by riding START Bus, walking or biking.

Riders are asked to continue practicing social distancing when possible, using hand sanitizer when boarding and departing the bus, staying home when sick and wearing a mask.

Buckrail @ Caroline

Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.