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Park County Public Transportation Feasibility Study

Started: July, 2015 Ended: May, 2016 Project ID #4W5591 Status: Completed

Results & Findings

The final report included the following findings and recommendations. Based on the public input, Park County residents expressed a need and broad support for improved transportation service options. At the time of this research, however, the development of a public transportation system with fixed route transit lacked the support necessary to consider it feasible. Instead, the following short-term recommendations were proposed: establish a permanent Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), expand the existing demand response transit system, and work with major employers and other stakeholders to establish ride matching services, including car pool and van pool programs.

Objective

The purpose of this project is to investigate the feasibility of implementing public transportation services in Park County, Wyoming to serve two or more of the communities in the county.

Abstract

Park County, Wyoming includes the communities of Cody (the County Seat), Powell and Meeteetse. Cody is the largest (most populated) of the communities (towns) in the county, with a population estimated at 9,740 people in 2014, with Powell’s population estimated at 6,407 people and Meeteetse with 327 people. It is approximately 24 miles from Cody to Powell, and 31 miles from Cody to Meeteetse. While there is commuting between these communities, people have to rely on their own transportation, as there is no public transportation services to link these communities. The purpose of this project is to investigate the feasibility of implementing public transportation services in Park County to serve two or more of the communities in the county. View more details about this project on the SURLC website ( http://surlc.org/2015/07/01/park-county-transit-feasibility-study/ )  

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Sponsors & Partners

  • Powell Economic Partnership Inc. Sponsor

Related Information

Part of: Mobility and Public Transportation

Project Tagged In: mobility, public transportation

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