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$28.4M verdict in bus software lawsuit upheld

MISSOULA — An appeals court has upheld a $28.4 million jury award in a lawsuit filed by a Missoula software company against the largest school bus company in North America.

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Grand Teton bus crash

Grand Teton bus crash

A bus that flipped on its side in Grand Teton National Park. Officials say 19 people were taken to a hospital after a bus flipped on its side. Authorities say no other vehicles were involved. It wasn't clear who owned the bus or whether it was on a tour. 

July 11, 2014 1:24 pmLoading…
40 Under Forty: Stan Barr Jr., operations supervisor, MET Transit

40 Under Forty: Stan Barr Jr., operations supervisor, MET Transit

As Billings continues to grow, Stan Barr Jr. sees an expanding role for MET Transit, the city’s bus system.

February 02, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Vehicle safety push should be speedier

Engines that don’t start unless occupants’ seat belts are buckled.

December 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Audit finds Montana school bus drivers with criminal histories

Audit finds Montana school bus drivers with criminal histories

HELENA — There are at least 64 Montana school bus drivers with criminal records, including two with drunken-driving convictions within the last three years, legislative auditors said Thursday.

June 13, 2013 2:24 pmLoading…

Montana remains passenger bus-less after Rimrock shutdown

Greyhound and Trailways are still deciding how to respond to the abrupt federal shutdown of Billings-based Rimrock Stages, which shuttled passengers across Montana for both companies.

March 27, 2013 5:40 pmLoading…

Unfortunate events led to child being hit by SUV

GREAT FALLS — Police in Great Falls say an unfortunate chain of events led to the driver of a sport utility vehicle hitting an 8-year-old girl who was crossing the street after being dropped off by a church bus.

October 03, 2012 11:13 amLoading…
Chuck Lawrence of Clean Harbors

Chuck Lawrence of Clean Harbors

Chuck Lawrence of Clean Harbors signs the American Energy Alliance Bus on display for Energy Day at MontanaFair. The alliance is a nonprofit that advocates for a free-market approach to energy development. Dozens of fairgoers signed the bus.

August 16, 2012 4:49 pmLoading…

District provides some bus service

Students eligible to ride school buses in Billings School District 2 will be assigned routes, stops and pickup times when they register for classes.

August 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Rimrock Stages bus crashes on Highway 93 North; at least 4 injured

Rimrock Stages bus crashes on Highway 93 North; at least 4 injured

ARLEE — The drivers of a pickup truck and a Rimrock Stages bus share the blame for a Tuesday morning crash on U.S. Highway 93 south of Arlee that injured eight people, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

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Stevensville company offers bus to Bakken, Billings

LOLO -- A Stevensville company plans to start a charter bus service to take Montana workers to their jobs in the Bakken Oil Fields.

March 20, 2012 8:27 amLoading…
Transportation alternatives illustration

Transportation alternatives illustration

300 dpi SW Parra color illustration of city street with pedestrians, bicycle and bus transportation. The Fresno Bee 2007 KEYWORDS: transportation alternatives green commute bicycling bicycle bus public mass transit pedestrian legislation illustration vote voter voting traffic urban planning …

July 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Crow Tribe makes travel easier with new transit system

Crow Tribe makes travel easier with new transit system

People on the Crow Reservation and throughout Big Horn County have a new way to travel.

April 27, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Butte company suing bus maker after fatal crash

BUTTE — A Butte transportation company is suing the manufacturer of a bus it alleges wasn't designed to sufficiently protect passengers during a 2007 rollover crash that killed a woman and injured 26 others.

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Fire burns school bus garage in Forsyth

Fire burned a bus maintenance garage at the Forsyth School on Friday morning, destroying one bus, a truck and maintenance tools.

November 12, 2010 1:13 pmLoading…

Company denies bus driver was negligent in fatal bus crash

CASPER, Wyo. — The driver of a bus that collided with a semitrailer near Casper last winter did not act negligently before the fatal crash, according to legal documents filed by his company.

October 20, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Glacier National Park “jammer”

Glacier National Park “jammer”

Glacier National Park “jammer” driver Matt Isbell puts a shine on his bus in preparation for the summer season. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the park’s establishment. (Courtesy photo)

September 09, 2010 9:03 amLoading…

Bus service in Great Falls could be restored

GREAT FALLS - Great Falls transportation officials say lower fuel prices and federal money could mean the restoration of Saturday bus service, which was dropped in July.

June 10, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
On the road toward health care

On the road toward health care

Kathie McClure's purple bus is covered in smiley faces, but she hasn't heard too many happy things while touring the nation promoting affordable health care.

June 09, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
On the road toward health care

On the road toward health care

Kathie McClure, left, hands paperwork over to Amy Kahila after stopping in Billings on Monday in her purple bus to campaign for good, affordable health care for all U.S. residents. McClure is gathering real-life stories from people and taking them to Washington, D.C.

June 09, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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