Mountain Line COVID-19 Updates

We take the health and safety of our team, riders and this community seriously. Please find information below about Mountain Line’s operations during COVID-19.


Unless otherwise stated here, we are operating normal service. Schedules here.

Why the return to Tiers?

Per federal and local mandates, all COVID-19 precautions remain in place, including the requirement that ALL riders over the age of 2, regardless of medical status, must wear a face covering while on board all Mountain Line vehicles and on all Mountain Line property, including the Downtown Transfer Center and bus stops. Masks or enhanced face shields are required for all able-bodied riders; face shields or an equivalent are required for those who are medically exempt from wearing a full face mask.

Please see below for more about our commitments to safety.


We are proud to be a participating agency in the nationwide Health & Safety Commitments Program through the American Public Transportation Association. Mountain Line has joined public transit agencies across the country in committing to making every ride safer — we’re doing our part and thank you for doing yours.

Thank you for doing your part to keep Missoula safe. Please:

If you are experiencing symptoms, please avoid using public transit and visit the county’s website for a list of next steps:

We are taking all precautions to ensure our bus operators, riders and the community are safe.

Community Support

Cancer Treatment Transportation

In partnership with the American Cancer Society, Providence Health & Services and Community Medical Center, Mountain Line is also stepping up to provide safe, reliable transportation to patients receiving cancer treatment in Missoula. This special service allows American Cancer Society volunteers the opportunity to stay safely at home and help slow the spread of COVID-19. We’re grateful to be part of our community’s collaborative response to help flatten the curve.

Watch the full story about Mountain Line’s partnership with the American Cancer Society on ABC Fox here.

Community Wi-Fi Hotspots

During the height of stay at home orders, Mountain Line partnered with local faith organizations and the Homelessness Task Force to station wi-fi-equipped electric buses in the community to serve as free wi-fi hotspots.  Due to a decrease in demand, these hotspot site have been suspended.

Emergency Travel

Mountain Line will do all it can to support this community. We have removed an accessible van from normal service and made it available to emergency service for the transport of those experiencing homelessness in our community to access medical services related to COVID-19.

Collaborative Response

Conditions during the pandemic are constantly changing and we continue to work closely with the city, county and emergency services on a coordinated response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including collaboration to provide safe, reliable transit service to those in need.  

Public Meetings

For updates about public meetings during COVID-19, please click here.

Please continue to check this page on our website and follow our social media channels for the latest updates.

As always, please reach out anytime with questions or concerns at 406-721-3333. We are grateful for your continued support of Mountain Line, our community public transit system that benefits us all.