START Bus Announces Additional START On-Demand Winter Service
Starting Thursday, December 1, 2022 START Bus will be adding two START On-Demand services to the existing microtransit operations: an East Jackson to Albertson’s pick-up/drop-off point and a South Town pilot program encompassing Melody Ranch, Rafter J and South Park. START’s On-Demand Microtransit operations launched last year and have experienced much success. The two areas of expansion will address needs that the community has expressed: East Jackson access to grocery options and service in the South Jackson neighborhoods.
East Jackson Microtransit Adding Albertsons:
Beginning on Thursday, December 1, 2022, the START On-Demand Microtransit Service in East Jackson will add a point pick-up and drop-off at Albertson’s. Trips to and from Albertsons from the existing East Jackson zone will be available everyday during the service hours of 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Service hours for the East Jackson START On-Demand service zone will continue to be 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM (midnight) during Winter and Summer seasons, with Spring and Fall Season hours staying at 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM.
Please note: Albertsons is the only location being added to the existing East Jackson service zone.
Please see map below relating to East Jackson Microtransit program, with the addition of the Albertson’s point deviation.
Kick-off of NEW South Town Microtransit Pilot Program:
Starting on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, START On-Demand will kick-off a pilot program to serve South Jackson neighborhoods for free. This new service zone will be available every day from 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM and connects the South Park, Rafter J and Melody Ranch neighborhoods to the bus stop at Smith’s. Riders in these neighborhoods will be able to request rides to and from the Smith’s bus stop at Eagle Village Shopping Center for shopping and connections to the Town Shuttle and Teton Village South fixed routes.
Please see the map immediately below for the exact service map for the new South Town pilot program, as well as the attached document for a quick how-to guide for using this service.