about START

Doing your part – one ride at a time.

Riding START Bus reduces the environmental impact of your transportation. Not only are you helping to reduce traffic and emissions, but by riding START Bus, you’re teaming with an organization that’s continually working towards reducing its own overall impact. As a commitment towards energy efficiency and resource reduction, the Town of Jackson and Teton County implemented the 10x10 Initiative which declares that both organizations will reduce their fuel and electrical consumption 10% by 2010.


The START Bus is a public transit organization that shows a concern for the protection of the environment as well as the economic vitality of the community in which we live. In accordance with Teton County, the Mayor and the Town Council, START Bus will strive to achieve the 10 x 10 goal: reducing our electricity and fossil fuel usage by 10% by December 31, 2010. Learn more about the Town of Jackson's initiative Environmental Initiatives.

START Bus will demonstrate by our own policies and procedures that we are good environmental stewards:

  • In managing our idle times.
  • In training our drivers efficient driving techniques.
  • In reducing pollution.
  • In decreasing our fuel consumption and carbon footprint.
  • In driving efficient routes and picking up the most passengers.
  • by marketing START Bus as a “Green” solution.

START Bus will reduce, reuse and recycle. START Bus will also investigate the usage of alternative energy including: hybrid buses, further use of biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen and any other means.

Our mission is to improve the environmental quality of our community by partnering with area businesses, community leaders and neighbors to work together to create a clean and safe place to live and work for future generations.

Did you know ...
START carried 985,000 riders in 2016.


Some of our bus shelters and bus stop signage use alternative energy! Protective enclosures recently installed throughout the valley use a solar-powered white LED lighting system. We have installed solar-powered illuminating information signs and aerial lighting at prominent bus stops, too. We will continue to utilize alternative energy at future bus stops and shelters throughout the valley.