A new report by the American Public Transportation Program shows that public transit use across the nation is on the rise, including in Wyoming. Jackson racked up its largest ridership ever this winter. Ridership on Cheyenne buses has increased as well. Joe Dougherty is director of the Cheyenne Transit Program. He says ridership has increased about 10 percent a year since 2006 to a high of almost 300,000 people in 2013. Dougherty says seniors and those with disabilities use the system regularly, and so do others.
Albany County officials will be providing bus service up and down Grand Avenue. The free transportation will go from First Street to WalMart. County Commissioner Tim Chestnut says it will feature eleven stops and will run until ten each night. The service will be overseen by the University of Wyoming. Chestnut says if the bus service is popular…they will try to expand it.“I think that is the hope so we could at least do a 3rd street route. I was talking to Mark Collins, who is the head of UW Transportation, he would like us to do something from WalMart out to the airport.