Mountain Line

Bus service

All COVID-19 precautions are still in place, including:

  • All riders over age 2, regardless of medical status, must wear a face covering while on board. Masks 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.
  • Rear door boarding, unless boarding assistance is required.
  • Restricted physical-distancing zone behind each operator.
  • Intensive cleaning and disinfection of buses and equipment multiple times daily.
  • Please do not ride if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Updated schedules and more information about our response to COVID-19, including current schedules, Mountain Line as an essential service, safety precautions and community support can be found at

Why is Mountain Line still running?

Mountain Line is an essential service – especially in times like these – that benefits us all by providing dependable, sustainable transportation to those who keep our community running and to individuals needing to access necessary services.


Mountain Line fully support the CDC and Missoula City-County Health Department recommendations for guarding against the spread of COVID-19 and ask riders to follow all best practices. Please:

  • Follow the requirement to wear a mask or other cloth face covering while onboard all Mountain Line vehicles if you’re medically able and over the age of 2.
  • Wash your hands before and after riding.
  • Put as much physical-distancing space as possible between yourself and other riders while onboard.
  • Board through the rear door, unless assistance is required.

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

Mountain Line is taking all precautions to ensure its bus operators, riders and the community are safe.

  • The agency thoroughly cleans and disinfects its buses and the Downtown Transfer Center lobby multiple times daily, paying particular attention to “high touch” areas, such as handholds and railings.
  • For operators, the agency has created a physical-distancing buffer zone by blocking off six feet of space behind each operator.
  • All operators are provided personal protective equipment.

Collaborative response

Conditions during the pandemic change constantly. Mountain Line continues 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.

Please visit and continue to follow the agency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the most up-to-date route schedules and information.

Feel free to contact Mountain Line directly at 406-721-3333 with additional questions or concerns.

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