Visit Casper seeks to improve transportation with the purchase of a bus
CASPER, Wyo. – Visit Casper’s board of directors has given the green light to purchase a bus to accommodate travelers and groups.
CEO Brook Kaufman told the tourist board at its regular meeting on Monday, November 1 that Visit Casper will seek to partner with the Town of Casper to develop a user agreement and use the town’s existing relationship with suppliers to get the best deal.
âWe’ve been talking about transportation on this boardâ¦ probably for about three years as a priority,â Kaufman said at the meeting.
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âWe can’t move people,â Kaufman told Oil City after the meeting.
âWe bring in coaches to huge events that cost $ 6,000, $ 8,000 or $ 10,000,â Kaufman said. She said the number of attendees at many events easily exceeds the small fleet of vans maintained by venues like the Ramkota.
âAt Cheyenne, they have a fleet of wagons,â Kaufman said. âSo this is our first step in saying, ‘If we could meet the transportation needs in our community, what would that be like? “”
Kaufman said a bus could not only be used for particular events, but could be assigned to dedicated tours showcasing Casper’s key destinations and provide a more organized experience for travelers whose only other options would be Uber. or the more utilitarian Casper Link routes.
Transportation service was also a priority area identified in the Visit Casper tourism master plan developed by Rudloff Solutions, which the board is expected to approve at its next regular meeting.
In a statement, Kaufman added that funds for the purchase would come from the nonprofit 5150 Tourism Development Fund, which is managed by members of the Visit Casper board of directors.
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