APTA Award

Real-Time Data in App & Tracker Temporarily Down

All real-time bus information is currently down across our apps and bus tracker. We are working to get this back up as soon as possible. For now, please default to scheduled arrival and departure times.

June 4 Temporary Downtown Stop Closures

Saturday, June 4, from 10:45 AM – 3 PM, the following bus stops will be closed:

  • W Front St & Orange St
  • W Main St & Ryman St
  • Higgins Ave & 5th St
  • Higgins Ave & W Front St
  • Higgins Ave & E Front St
  • E Front St & N Pattee St
  • E Front St & Lambros Dr
  • E Main St & N Adams ST
  • E Broadway & N Adams (both sides)
  • E Broadway & N Washington St

Route 11 Stops on Union Pacific Temporarily Closed

Due to construction, the Route 11 bus stops on Union Pacific are temporarily closed for both outbound and inbound buses.

Mountain Line Closed Memorial Day

Mountain Line will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

No Buses in App / Bus Tracker May 4-31

Due to ongoing technology upgrades, ALL buses will disappear from our mobile app May 4 – May 31. Please default to schedules during this time and thank you for your patience.

Routes 2, 3 & 11: Temp Bus Stop Closures Due to Construction

Construction will impact two routes starting the week of May 2.

The Outbound Routes 2 & 3 bus stop at Spruce St & Toole Ave will be temporarily moved near Scott St & Cooper St.

The Route 11 bus stops on England Blvd will be temporarily closed.

Masks No Longer Required

In light of a recent court ruling, Mountain Line is no longer requiring masks to be worn on board. Please continue to watch for rider alerts, as requirements may still change at the federal level.

Temporary Stop Closure at Brooks St & Montana Club

Due to construction, the bus stop on Brooks Street near The Montana Club is temporarily closed. This affects riders on Routes 1 & 7.

Mountain Line Launches Route Race in Time for Earth Week

For Immediate Release April 13, 2022

MISSOULA –Launching Earth Week, Mountain Line will host a week-long, “Amazing Race”-style Route Race. Missoulians are encouraged to try their hand at solving clues as they use the bus to venture across Missoula, earning a grand-prize entry at their final check-in location.

Route Race participants will receive their first clue Monday morning, April 18, at 8:00 AM, by visiting Mountain Line’s website or watching the agency’s social media channels. Participants will need to use a smartphone to scan QR codes at each race check-in location and will need email access to receive their next clue. All Route Race locations have a QR code posted in an exterior-facing window and participants are kindly asked not to enter businesses looking for the next clue.

There are five check-in locations in the race. In order to earn an entry for the grand-prize drawing, racers must check in at all stops by 11:59 PM, Saturday, April 23. The grand-prize package includes the following prizes, generously donated by local businesses and organizations:

  • $25 Downtown Missoula gift card.
  • Western Montana Fair t-shirt, poster, and GA ticket to an event of your choice (including the rodeo, Xtreme Bulls, and motorsports).
  • 1-year membership with Run Wild Missoula + a FREE race entry into one of the 2022 RWM running events (with a few exceptions) + RWM swag.
  • Rockin Rudy’s Hydro Flask.
  • 5-punch pass to The Roxy Theater.
  • Mountain Line swag.

The Route Race is part of Mountain Line’s month-long Spring Shift campaign. The campaign is focused on encouraging Missoulians to shift their behaviors to be more sustainable as we head into warmer weather. Spring Shift has multiple facets, including the Route Race, month-long sustainability Challenges and a family-friendly Scavenger Hunt.

Get your first clue in the Route Race at https://mountainline.com/spring-shift-route-race.

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Mountain Line was named the top public transit agency in North America in its size in 2021, earning the American Public Transportation Association Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award. The agency also won the Montana Transit Association statewide safety award in 2021. Committed to a zero-tailpipe-emissions fleet by 2035, Mountain Line has a long-standing commitment to clean air, public health and a more sustainable future. Since becoming a zero-fare system in 2015, ridership has increased nearly 70 percent. During normal times, Mountain Line provides more than 1.5 million rides annually, helping students get to school, employees get to work, and seniors and those living with disabilities stay active, mobile and independent. By reducing the number of single vehicles on the road, lessening traffic congestion and investing in electric buses, Mountain Line benefits us all.    

Route 11: Temporary Stop Closures, Possible Delays 4/13 & 4/14

Due to road construction, the Route 11 bus stops on England Boulevard are temporary closed Wed & Thurs (4/13 & 4/14). Route 11 may also experience some delays during this time.