Cowboy Triangle Announced
New looped transportation system provided to CFD visitors
CHEYENNE, WY – June 8, 2015: Cheyenne Frontier Days™(CFD), the City of Cheyenne, the Cheyenne Transit Program (CTP), the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Laramie County School District 1 (LCSD1) have joined forces to connect event visitors to downtown with a new, looped transportation system called the Cowboy Triangle.
With the Cowboy Triangle pattern, visitors will be provided bus transportation between the CFD Park-n-Ride lots, downtown and Frontier Park, in both directions. Visitors can park once and travel between downtown or Frontier Park all day long.
The initial Park-n-Ride fee is $10 per car load of people to ride to Frontier Park and/or downtown. The $10 parking fee will allow Park-n-Ride riders access into Frontier Park. Eight thousand tokens are being provided by the DDA in conjunction with local merchants to give visitors a “free ride” to Frontier Park. Any additional transportation downtown will cost a dollar.
This effort was jointly developed by the partners to distribute visitors easily and efficiently during Cheyenne Frontier Days.
“Cheyenne Frontier Days brings over 114,000 visitors from outside Laramie County. These visitors come from all 50 states and 31 foreign countries over five continents. This visitation results in a $25 million impact from visitor spending to our community during the last full week of July,” Tom Hirsig, CEO of CFD said. “We want these visitors to spend as much time in our community as possible.”
CFD General Chairman, Darin Westby said the original mission of CFD was to bring a positive economic impact to Cheyenne. “We want our visitors to partake in all that downtown Cheyenne offers as part of the Cheyenne Frontier Days experience. Making it easy for them to travel between downtown and Frontier Park will help visitors see all attractions with minimal drive times and hassle.”
Mayor Rick Kaysen said the Cowboy Triangle provides another dimension for our visitors to enjoy what Cheyenne and CFD have to offer. “We looked at this travel feature from our guests view, and I believe we have a good plan.”
DDA spokesperson, Rockie Hiser said adding this accommodation is nothing but great news for the downtown Cheyenne area. “Those who are visiting should enjoy how easy it will be to get around our city and view all it has to offer. Those who are local, primarily the business owners, are ecstatic. We are all gearing up downtown and anticipating this to be the best year in a long time for these businesses and our district.”