Partners

A convenient, efficient transit system is about much more than buses. Our partners help promote and facilitate alternative transportation, shared rides and the resulting benefits — better health, cleaner air, reduced traffic congestion, easier parking and more.

Missoula in Motion: Missoula In Motion (MIM), a program of the Transportation Division of the City of Missoula’s Development Services, was founded in 1997. MIM strives to educate Missoulians on their transportation options for both school and work commutes. Through various outreach projects and events, including the Way to Go! Club, MIM promotes the many sustainable transportation options offered in the Missoula community in an effort to reduce congestion, pollution and stress, while promoting both individual and community health. MIM programs promote riding the bus, biking, walking and carpooling.

Community Medical Center:   Is 1,200 of your friends, neighbors and family who live our mission every day – Your Health, our commitment to you, from day one. Community is a local, independent, non-profit with core competencies in primary care, women’s care, pediatric care, oncology and rehabilitation services as well as a full spectrum of services you may need in your lifetime. CMC provides the FREE WiFi on the buses.

Missoula Downtown Association: The Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) is a not-for-profit membership based organization dedicated to promoting, supporting and enhancing the vitality of downtown Missoula. Created in 1975, the MDA has grown to over 400 business and individual members. Managed by a volunteer board of directors and paid staff, the Missoula Downtown Association works to attract people Downtown through events such as Out to Lunch, Downtown Tonight and the River City Roots Festival; creates visual improvements such as flower baskets and banners; provides a voice for Downtown; builds a sense of community and acts as a clearinghouse and referral service among other things.

University of Montana: Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. The University draws a diverse population to Missoula and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community.

Parking Commission: The Missoula Parking Commission (MPC) works with government, business, and citizens to provide and manage parking and parking alternatives. MPC identifies and responds to changing parking needs in the area for which it is responsible. MPC is also a sponsor for the FREE Trolley service for Out To Lunch and Saturday Markets.

Associated Students of the University of Montana Office of Transportation ASUM OT as it is also known, is a student owned and operated transit agency founded in 1999.  They work to promote and provide transportation options to the University of Montana and Missoula community.  ASUM OT has been a long term partner of Mountain Line on many projects including Zero-fare and Bike Walk Bus Week.

St. Patrick HospitalSt. Patrick Hospital is home to some of the northern Rocky Mountain region’s most advanced health care. Since their beginning in 1873, St. Patrick Hospital has seen profound changes in medicine, technology and administration. But what has remained constant through the years, as a community hospital, is their ability to provide highly advanced and deeply compassionate care to all of our patients.

The Missoulian: As Missoula’s community newspaper, The Missoulian provides news and updates as they happen online, and every day using print.  The Missoulian has been a strong partner of Mountain Line on many different programs, most recently Zero-fare.

Missoula County Public SchoolsThe mission, vision and core beliefs of MCPS are the foundation for the future of Missoula’s schools.  MCPS works to create an inspired 21st Century Educational Culture that improves lifelong student achievement, develops remarkable educational leaders and engages the Missoula community in the future of its children.

Missoula Aging Services:As an Aging and Disability Resource Center, Missoula Aging Services is committed to promoting the independence, dignity and health of older adults and those who care for them.  Their services range from providing Meals On Wheels for homebound adults, to teaching New to Medicare classes, to providing respite care for caregivers. They make a complex system of services more easily accessible through education, referrals and individualized, person-centered service.

Homeword Inc.: Homeword is committed to providing safe, healthy affordable housing using sustainable methods and promoting strong communities through housing counseling and education for those most in need.

Southgate MallWith more than 100 stores and 10,000 brands, you’ll find something for everyone in the family and for every occasion. The largest mall in western Montana, Southgate Mall stores offer women’s apparel, shoes, kid and teen clothing, jewelry, sporting goods, appliances, electronics, and more. Browse department stores, specialty shops, and boutiques.

Zero-fare Demonstration Project Partners

University of Montana

Associated Students of the University of Montana Office of Transportation

St. Patrick Hospital

Community Medical Center

The Missoulian

Missoula County Public Schools

Missoula Downtown Association

Missoula Aging Services

Homeword Inc.

Southgate Mall

Missoula Parking Commission

Missoula County

City of Missoula

Missoula Metropolitan Planning Organization