CHEYENNE, Wyo. — During the Downtown Development Authority board’s regular meeting this morning, members approved a sponsorship with Visit Cheyenne to provide a bus shuttle service for Cheyenne Frontier Days, which will take place from July 21 to July 30.
The service will run every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from the Cheyenne Depot Plaza to the entrance of the Frontier Days park and back.
The associated costs for the shuttle are as follows:
- Two Drivers: $3,000 in personnel costs, including wages, insurance, etc.
- Fuel: about $3,000
- Maintenance/repair: $500–$1,000, used to cover cleaning, disinfecting of the inside, oil, etc.
City Councilmember Pete Laybourn, who serves as the council representative for the board, said the shuttle buses provide a great service for guests.
“I know it was well used last year, and as we proceed … more people will become used to it and go to downtown events from [Frontier Park],” he said during the meeting. “It’s really wonderful and the price is reasonable.”
City Planning and Development Director Charles Bloom said that in previous years the bus shuttle routes were “triangular in nature.” The shuttle would take people from the Frontier Days Park and Ride lot, which is located off Interstate 25 on the Missile Drive/Happy Jack Road exit, to Frontier Park and then to downtown. That service stopped years ago because it wasn’t working, Blooms said, and it was “honed down” to include just the park and downtown.