The Teton Village Association ISD and Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance invited twenty representatives from nine different agencies to a meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 to develop a shared understanding regarding the problem of summer traffic congestion, and to begin discussing opportunities for collaboratively addressing this problem.
Leaders from Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Town of Jackson, WYDOT, Bridger Teton National Forest, START Bus, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, and TVA Improvement and Service District discussed what summer traffic congestion looks like for their agency, and how it impacts their organization and our community.
Attendees also shared smart ideas about conceptual opportunities and challenges to address summer traffic congestion collaboratively in the short and long-term ranging from information sharing and increased partnerships to improvements in the valley-wide transit program during the summer to make transit faster and more convenient.
Thanking participants for exploring valley-wide, collaborative solutions to summer traffic together, TVA Director Melissa Turley, said, “We’re going to need all of our smart ideas and resources to collaboratively reduce traffic.”
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