Federal grant money will help Teton County, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and other partners build a new transit center at the Stilson lot. Jorgensen Associates, Inc. was awarded a $3 million-plus contract to help administer the federal grant.

Jackson town councilors and Teton County commissioners praised the first update on the progress of 13 transportation-related projects funded largely through a federal grant.

The 2020 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Grant, or BUILD Grant, is providing $20 million for the various projects, with local partners in both Wyoming and Idaho chipping in nearly $8.4 million to cover the remainder of the costs. The largest partners outside of the federal grant, dollar-wise, are Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, which donated 5.7 acres valued at $3.1 million; Teton County, which is pitching in $2.92 million; the Idaho Transportation Department at just shy of $1.5 million; and the Town of Jackson, with a $554,075 match.

Contact Tim Woods at 732-5911 or

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