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COVID-19 outbreak prompting changes in Mountain Line service

Posted at 2:25 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 16:27:18-04

MISSOULA — Mountain Line has announced some changes are coming as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Beginning on Wednesday, April 8, Mountain Line will expand its Route 2 frequency and suspend its Route 1 service until further notice.

Route 1 riders will still be served by Routes 6, 7 and 12.

It should be noted that the changes will not impact the paratransit service.

The transit service reports that Route 2 is currently serving the most riders in Missoula.

The change will introduce additional buses to the route, arriving every 30 minutes, to afford Route 2 riders more opportunity for physical distancing while on board.

Mountain Line is also requesting that all riders wear masks or other cloth that covers their nose and mouth while onboard any of its vehicles,

Additionally, people are being asked to refrain from boarding a bus with more than 10 passengers if their schedule permits.

“We are asking all riders to limit their trips to essential travel only. This includes trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, non-COVID-19-related medical appointments, and work,” said Mountain Line General Manager, Corey Aldridge.

Click hereto view the latest Mountain Line schedule changes.