Local Organizations Team Up To Bring Your UW Students Home (and Back) Safe for Thanksgiving

    If you’ve got kids traveling between Laramie and home, you know the snowy season can be stressful. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could make it easier on everyone?

    With several hundred of Fremont County’s kids in Laramie that’s what we thought, too. So, County 10, in partnership with Wind River Transit Authority (WRTA), Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and Injury Prevention Resources (IPR) are chartering a shuttle to provide round-trip transportation for Thanksgiving break from UW to stops in Lander and Riverton.

    I have one boy graduated and one currently at the University of Wyoming, and while they’re safe drivers I’ll breathe a bit easier knowing that they’re not having to drive at night across the state.  – WYDOT Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers


    Details for reserving a seat on the shuttle
    Important to note that this is a first-come-first-served opportunity as there are limited seats. It’s only $20 to reserve a seat on the roundtrip shuttle from Riverton/Lander to the University of Wyoming. The dates and time for the shuttle pickup in Laramie at the bus stop on the east side of the Union at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20th and drop off in Lander at 5:00 pm at WYDOT’s facility at (101 Buena Vista Drive) and at 5:30 in Riverton at the WYDOT facility (3615 West Main Street). Pick up at the Riverton location is 1:00 pm on Sunday the 25th and at 1:30 pm in Lander with drop off at the University of Wyoming at 5:30 pm. For that Sunday return to Laramie, the Laramie/UW buses won’t be running so WRTA will drop off at the Union and also help transport students to housing if needed as well. There will be no refunds of the fee ($20).

    “We’re excited that this team came together to assist with the funding for this local venture,” said WRTA Director Gary Michaud. “And, we’re excited to have been asked to use our buses for this cause.” In the interest of efficiency, the buses will only make two stops, however, all Fremont County and Wind River Indian Reservation residents traveling to Laramie are invited to take advantage of this service. “This is our first foray into this type of service, but we can see expanding this offering.”



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