With blizzard in forecast, Mountain Line to give free rides Friday

2014-02-27T12:45:00Z 2014-10-19T08:35:20Z With blizzard in forecast, Mountain Line to give free rides FridayMissoulian The Billings Gazette
February 27, 2014 12:45 pm  • 

Mountain Line will provide free bus rides Friday because of a blizzard watch.

The Missoula Urban Transportation District announced Thursday that due to extreme weather forecasts, fare-free service will be provided Friday.

The blizzard watch was issued for the Missoula Valley and it extends through the end of Friday’s workday. With several more inches of snow on the way, Mountain Line seeks to ensure that Missoulians have a safe and free alternative to driving on icy roads.

“Mountain Line has been committed to making Missoula’s streets safer for more than 35 years,” said general manager Michael Tree. “Providing fare-free service on a day of extreme snow and ice ensures that folks have a safe and relaxing commute.”

Riders are encouraged to check arrival and departure times on the live bus tracker on Mountain Line’s website to avoid being outside too long. To find this and other information about trip planning or service announcements, visit mountainline.com or call customer service at (406) 721-3333.

​Reach the Missoulian newsroom at @missoulian, at newsdesk@missoulian.com or at (406) 523-5240

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