The Taxi2Fly parking spaces in the town parking garage are gone and with them, the program.
The spaces were in the parking garage located on the corner of South Millward Street and West Simpson Avenue.
They were removed on April 15 because a 2019 parking study identified doing so as a way to expand parking options for people visiting and working in Jackson’s crowded downtown district.
The upper portions of the parking garage, where users of the Taxi2Fly program used to be able to park for free while taking a taxi to the airport, will be converted into 48-hour public parking.
Because the parking spaces at the Millward Street garage have been lost, the airport’s Taxi2Fly program is being dissolved, Jackson Hole Airport Communications Manager Meg Jenkins said.
“Basically, that space is going away, and that program is going away,” Jenkins said.
The airport did away with its Ride2Fly shuttle van service in 2018 because it was a money-losing venture for the operator. Taxi2Fly took its place, and its dissolution means the airport has no legitimate public transportation option at this time.
Uber, Lyft and taxis are all available for those who don’t have a ride or want to pay $17 a day for parking. Taxis, which are price controlled by the airport, start at $40 for a ride to the Town of Jackson. Travelers can save $10 by agreeing to a pool-style ride.
People parking in the old Taxi2Fly spaces will now be required to vacate the space for at least four hours after parking there for 48 hours. Those same rules apply to the rest of the facility.
Commercial vehicles and freight carrying vehicles or trailers cannot park in the garage.