JACKSON, Wyo. — Four new START buses were added to the fleet last week, which are funded through the Teton BUILD Grant and the Federal Transportation Administration, according to a joint press release.

The buses will be operational this winter between the Victor/Driggs and Wilson/Jackson corridor.

START and Teton BUILD Grant celebrated their arrival with a ribbon cutting at the Home Ranch Welcome Center on Nov. 15 with Cindy Terwilliger, Region 8 Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration, transportation stakeholders and local and state elected officials, according to the press release.

“I am honored to represent the Federal Transportation Administration and celebrate another Teton BUILD Grant project,” Terwilliger said. “Transit is integral to the Greater Teton Region and we are excited to see the impact the Teton BUILD Grant projects will have on these communities. By creating park n’ rides and providing new buses, we are setting this region up for success in reaching their transportation goals by working together to address local issues with local solutions.”

The buses are part of a larger effort to improve the transportation corridors in the region through BUILD Grant funding. In Teton County, Idaho, the Driggs Transit Center and 5th Street Park n’ Ride will add 99 parking spaces for commuters taking the START Bus. The Stilson Transit Center in Wilson will add 400 park n’ ride spaces and covered bike parking when completed in spring 2026.

“We are thrilled with the arrival of these commuter buses before the winter season,” START Transit Director Bruce Abel said. “Safety, convenience, and increased quality of life are elements of successful transit projects and systems. START is proud to be a part of several Teton BUILD Grant projects and appreciates the community’s recognition of the continued importance of transit to address our goals and vision.”

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.