By Jim Stanford on March 28, 2014
Those on spring break or planning an off-season getaway will continue to have a cheap, easy way to get to and from Jackson Hole Airport.
The Ride2Fly shuttle has been extended through the spring and summer, serving every departing and incoming flight. The shuttle picks up and drops off at the town parking garage and costs $8 each way.
Since launching before Thanksgiving, the service has been a resounding success, with an average of more than 300 riders a month (total for both directions). The shuttle was particularly valuable over the holidays in December, when the airport ran out of parking.
With only two airlines serving Jackson Hole for April, the shuttle will pick up less frequently. But once the full flight schedule resumes in late May, shuttles will run accordingly. The off-season schedule follows after the jump.
The service is a joint venture by the town, county and airport board and is operated by Alltrans, which has a contract to meet flights. Due to the success, officials are exploring ways to expand the service to the west bank and possibly the Deloney Street parking lot, if the garage fills.
Riders may park for free on the third level of the garage for up to 30 days. An elevator takes travelers to a heated waiting area at street level. Pick-up is on the Simpson Street side of the garage. Call 307-733-3135 to reserve a seat.
Parking at the airport costs $10 per night. Authorities have stepped up enforcement in recent months. Violators face a $100 fine.
Using the existing contractor, Alltrans, is much cheaper than expanding START bus service to the airport. Officials also are exploring ways to offer shuttles for airport employees, whose shifts often stretch beyond the flight schedule.