By Jim Stanford on November 21, 2013
Residents flying in and out of Jackson Hole Airport for Thanksgiving will have a cheap, easy way of transportation.
A new shuttle between town and the airport will begin Nov. 26. The service, called Ride 2 Fly, will utilize the parking garage at the corner of Glenwood and Simpson streets. Cost is $8 each way or $16 round trip, tax included.
Travelers must reserve space by calling 307-733-3135. The shuttle will serve all departing and incoming flights.
The service is a collaboration between the town, county and airport board. It will be run by the current shuttle contractor, Alltrans.
Parking at the airport costs $10 per day, and spaces are limited, especially around the holidays. Last Christmas, the airport towed cars illegally parked.
Residents taking the shuttle may park for free in the town garage for up to 30 days. A portion of the third level has been reserved for shuttle riders, who can take an elevator to a heated pickup area at street level.
The shuttle will run through April 7. If ridership is strong, officials aim to extend the service year round.