The Missoula Urban Transportation District (a.k.a. Mountain Line) is working to improve our air quality and reduce our emissions, too! Buses reduce traffic congestion and parking demand in town and when they're powered by electricity there are zero tailpipe emissions. Mountain Line and UDASH work together with community partners to provide a zero-fare, convenient, and accessible transportation system. Both systems are working to supply sustainable options and have expanded their fleets to include electric buses that have a lighter impact on our community.
Missoula’s community bus service, Mountain Line, is committed to reducing the health and environmental impacts of our public transit system. Tailpipe emissions contribute to poor air quality in our valley, especially during winter inversions. The Zero Fare fleet now includes 12 electric buses. Check out the latest here about their goal to go all- electric here. In 2021 Mountain Line was was named the top transit system for its size in the US and Canada!
Visit the Mountain Line website to plan a trip, track a bus, learn how to put your bike on the bus, download the app, receive service alerts, and keep up to date on any proposed changes.
UM provides free public transit for students and community members alike through UDASH, operating out of the Associated Students of the University of Montana Office of Transportation (ASUM). Sustainability is important to UM students and as a student run organization, it is important to the Office of Transportation. UM was the first campus in the US to incorporate fast-charging electric buses into its fleet and with 5 electric buses, UDASH is contributing to healthier air quality in Missoula and providing a clean and accessible alternative for commuters.
Click on the images below to visit Missoula in Motion and learn more about sustainable transportation options in Missoula or start logging your trips on Way To Go! to win prizes and track your sustainable commuting progress.