Mountain Line (Montana)

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Mountain Line
Mountain Line Missoula logo.png
Founded 1976[1]
Headquarters Missoula, MT
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 13
Annual ridership 849,051 (2009)[2]
Fuel type Biodiesel
Operator Missoula Urban Transportation District

Mountain Line is a public transit system providing service to the community of Missoula, Montana and the University of Montana. The legal name of Mountain Line is the Missoula Urban Transportation District, which is governed by a board whose members are appointed by the City of Missoula and Missoula County.


Mountain Line operates 13 fixed routes on weekdays, 11 of which also operate on Saturdays. There is no service on Sundays or most major holidays. 15-minute rapid transit service is available on the Bolt! Route while most other routes operate on 30- or 60-minute schedules. During the Saturdays in the summer, Mountain Line also operates a trolley to two farmers' markets and a craft market in downtown Missoula. Additionally, Mountain Line operates a trolley to "Out to Lunch," an outdoor concert series on Wednesdays during the summer. Paratransit service is provided for people with disabilities who are unable to ride fixed-route buses.

Route list[edit]

  • Bolt! 1 Downtown / University / Community Hospital
  • Bolt! 2 Target Plaza / Southgate Mall
  • Route 3 Northside
  • Route 4 East Broadway Park and Ride / East Missoula / Bonner
  • Route 5 Rattlesnake
  • Route 6 Higgins / Dornblaser / Opportunity Resources / Southgate Mall
  • Route 7 Downtown / Southgate Mall
  • Route 8 Adams Center / 5th / 6th / Southgate Mall
  • Route 9 Good Food Store / Target Range / Community Hospital
  • Route 11 N Reserve St / Expressway / Airport
  • Route 12 Downtown / University / Dornblaser / South Hills
  • Route 14 Broadway / Russell


Head office[edit]

Address: 1221 Shakespeare Street, Missoula
Coordinates: 46°53′02″N 114°00′36″W / 46.88389°N 114.01000°W / 46.88389; -114.01000
Facilities: Head office, administration, bus storage and maintenance
Opened: 1980

Transfer center[edit]

Address: 200 West Pine Street, Missoula
Coordinates: 46°52′25.8″N 113°59′42.2″W / 46.873833°N 113.995056°W / 46.873833; -113.995056
Facilities: Transfer point, waiting area, restrooms
Opened: 2000

Park-and-ride lots[edit]

Lewis and Clark (Route 12)
Coordinates: 46°50′43.12″N 113°59′50.00″W / 46.8453111°N 113.9972222°W / 46.8453111; -113.9972222
Dornblaser (Routes 1, 6, 12)
Coordinates: 46°50′54.05″N 113°59′50.13″W / 46.8483472°N 113.9972583°W / 46.8483472; -113.9972583


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