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Virtual Board Meeting – Mon, Sept 13th at 2pm

The Big Sky Transportation District Board will be meeting on Monday, September 13 from 2 to 3:30 pm to discuss the upcoming winter schedule, the process for a vote on a mill levy to support the Big Sky Transportation District, and the Coordinator position.

The meeting will be held via WebEx and is open to the public, so anyone interested in attending the meeting should contact David Kack, Skyline Coordinator via email at info@skylinebus.com to get the login information.

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Summer Season ends Sep 26 – Shoulder Season Starts Sep 27

The Summer Season Schedule runs June 1st – Sept 26th.

Buses operate 7-Days-a-Week during the summer season. This schedule includes Link Express runs for transportation between Big Sky and Bozeman and local service within Big Sky on the Canyon-Mountain Routes.  There is a fare to ride the Link Express, Local service is fare-free.

To view the Summer Schedule Click Here

The Shoulder Season Schedule Runs Sept 27th – Nov 21st.

Link Express Buses operate between Big Sky and Bozeman 7-Days-a-Week during the shoulder season. Local service within Big Sky is available by demand response Mon-Fri during the shoulder season.  There is a fare to ride the Link Express, Local service is fare-free.

To view the Shoulder Schedule Click Here

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Link Express Service 7 Days A Week for Shoulder & Summer

Link Express Service on Link 2 & Link 4 will be available 7 days a week during the Shoulder and Summer Seasons From Apr 19th – Nov 21st.

To view the Shoulder Schedule Click Here

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Masks still required to board and ride Skyline buses

While Montana Governor Gianforte has lifted the statewide mask mandate as of Friday, February 12, Federal regulations still require all users of public transportation services to wear a mask while boarding and riding transit services.

Therefore, Skyline will continue to require that all customers continue to wear a mask while boarding and riding its buses. For those wanting more information about the Executive Order (Federal requirement), go to https://www.federalregister.gov/executive-order/13998

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BSTD Boundary Expansion

Big Sky Transportation District Urges Residents to Vote “Yes”
Community Organization seeks to expand the boundaries of the Transportation District
 

Big Sky, Montana — On Tuesday, May 4, residents of Big Sky will be asked to vote on whether to expand the boundaries of the Big Sky Transportation District (BSTD) to match those of the Big Sky Resort Area District.

The Transportation District was formed (boundaries set) in 1991.  Many of the currently existing neighborhoods and clubs/resorts did not exist at that time.  Expanding the boundaries of the Transportation District will better reflect its current service area, which include the Skyline transportation system, an imperative resource for many community members.

“As our community grows and areas expand, we will need to address issues that reflect the current growth,” says Ennion Williams, Transportation District Board Chair. For example, parts of Big Sky’s Town Center are currently not in the Transportation District, and that needs to change as the community changes.”

While BSTD operates services outside of the district’s boundary lines (which is allowed), it makes sense to have the Transportation District match the boundaries of the Resort Tax District.  “The expansion of the District does not necessarily mean that the service will be expanding to all of these areas, it is more of a ‘housekeeping process’ for Big Sky, so that all the districts are in alignment,” Williams noted.

The Big Sky Resort Area District is the largest source of local funds for the Transportation District. Therefore, it makes sense that these two districts have the same boundaries. The largest overall source of funds for the Transportation District is federal funding that comes through the Montana Department of Transportation.

A “Yes” vote on the May 4th ballot will only mean aligning the boundary of the Transportation District to match those of the Resort Area District. It will not have any financial impact on the Big Sky community, as the Transportation District does not levy any property or other taxes.

“We are hopeful that Big Sky residents will support the current needs of the Transportation District on May 4th,” David Kack, BSTD Coordinator noted, “so that we can better reflect the continuing growth in the Big Sky community as a whole.”

Contact: David Kack, Big Sky Transportation District Coordinator 

info@skylinebus.com

406-994-7526

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Download the Ride Skyline Mobile App

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You can receive important updates and information on Skyline’s services and routes with our mobile app for iPhone or Android.

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A Note About Bikes on the Bus

Most buses have the ability to carry 6 to 8 bikes, some up to 10.

Racks are on a first-come, first-served basis. Riders with bikes should not expect that they will be able to get their
bike on the bus at all times during the day. Groups of riders should especially be aware of this situation.

The racks are easy to use and are designed for riders to load bikes independently. Assistance is available if needed.

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Bike Lockers Available at MSU

You can now store and protect your bike while taking trips on Skyline & Streamline.

We now offer private, single stall bike lockers to store and protect your bike from rain and snow. They allow you to securely store your bike near the Skyline stop on the MSU Campus or at the Streamline stop in Belgrade (W. Missoula/Jackrabbit).

The cost for renting a bike locker is $24 for 4 months, $40 for 8 months or $60 for 12 months. There is also a refundable $25 key deposit for each locker.

There are limited lockers at each location so contact us for an application or for additional  information.

Contact Rebecca at the Western Transportation Institute
406-994-6541
Western Transportation Institute

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Buying Bus Passes

Skyline charges a fare on the Link between Bozeman and Big Sky. Visit our Bus Passes page for more information on the fee and where to buy your pass.

Seasons of Operation

The bus runs seven days a week, except during the off-season when it runs Mon-Fri. Please refer to the SCHEDULES for exact hours of service for each season and route.

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