Learn More About Skyline
Welcome to Skyline, the Big Sky area bus service that also provides the Link between Bozeman and Big Sky. The year-round service offers increased travel options for the community. If your travel plans include Big Sky, this service is the most affordable, reliable and safest way to get there. So sit back and enjoy a ride on Skyline.
History of Skyline
The Gallatin County Big Sky Transportation District, established in 1991, is an Urban Transportation District, established under the laws of the State of Montana. Until December 2006, the District ran a service known as Snow Express, a transit system that operated from mid-December to mid-April, to serve locals and winter visitors to Big Sky.
In 2002, Montana State University’s Western Transportation Institute (WTI) began working with the District to review services, including routes and schedules. Through the work of WTI, the District received funding from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) to create a Transit Development Plan (TDP), which was the first step in beginning a year-round public transportation system.
After the TDP was completed, WTI collaborated with the District to complete an application for Federal Transit Administration Section 5311 Funds. These funds, administered by MDT, would allow for the creation of a year-round transit service in Big Sky. Through this process, it was decided not only to continue the service within Big Sky, but to also have a link between Big Sky and Bozeman.
The service in Big Sky would expand to serve areas throughout Gallatin Canyon. The Link service serves several areas in Bozeman such as MSU and Walmart; as well as Four Corner’s, and Gallatin Gateway. In October 2006, the District was informed that it would receive funding to operate the new bus system. Skyline, Link to the Peak! began service December 1, 2006
The Big Sky Transportation District Board is appointed by the Gallatin and Madison County Commissioners. Board members oversee all aspects of the Skyline service, including the budget and routes.
Gallatin County Board Members
Bayard Dominick – Lone Mountain Land Company
Courtney Jones – Big Sky Resort
Ennion Williams (Chair) – Big Sky Vacation Rentals
Madison County Board Members
Amy Fonte – Big Sky Resort
Tara Ayers – Lone Mountain Land Company
Big Sky Transportation District Staff
Darren R Brugmann – Executive Director
*If you are interested in joining our board please contact us for more information.