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  • Kalispell bus company unveils new bus design

    April 12, 2012 7:44 PM

    KALISPELL- You may soon see a new bus traveling through the Flathead Valley that looks a little bit different. In fact you can see the inside of this bus, from the outside. Kalispell's little bus company Eagle Transit, is not so little anymore. The newly grown up transportation system... more »
  • Billings bus driver accused of kissing student resigns; charges unlikely

    April 4, 2012 7:41 PM

    BILLINGS- A Billings school bus driver who allegedly kissed and hugged a Billings Senior High School student has resigned. School District 2 Interim Superintendent Jack Copps confirmed the resignation Wednesday afternoon. The incident was captured from a video camera on board the bus. Billings Police say at this time... more »
  • Billings school bus driver allegedly attempts to kiss student

    April 3, 2012 9:29 PM

    BILLINGS- A Billings school bus driver has been suspended for allegedly trying to kiss and hug a female high school student. Interim Superintendent Jack Copps called the incident "very serious" and said "this conduct is not appropriate of any bus driver." Copps said the incident was caught on... more »
  • Missoula bus drivers collect donations to fire victims

    March 21, 2012 5:07 PM

    MISSOULA- Touched by a family's tragedy, school bus drivers in Missoula pitch in to collect hundreds of pounds of food and more than a thousand dollars in cash and gift cards in just a few short days. There were more than buses parked at Beach Transportation headquarters in Missoula... more »
  • UM bus fleet getting "new" look

    March 2, 2012 6:53 PM

    MISSOULA, MT - The bus fleet at the University of Montana is getting larger. The Associated Students of the University of Montana Office of Transportation will add three buses on March 7. The buses replace older equipment to be pulled from the fleet. The new buses are from Transit Sales... more »
  • Kalispell schools buses updated with GPS

    February 9, 2012 6:36 PM

    KALISPELL- Parents may not be able to keep track of their kids at all times, but at least now the children will be accounted for when they're riding the school bus. The Kalispell School District updated its bus routing and management system last year by adding a GPS system... more »
  • Bus driver accused of driving school kids into Yellowstone while DUI, sentenced

    January 31, 2012 7:40 PM

    BOZEMAN- A former bus driver accused of being under the influence of alcohol when he drove a bus full of Bozeman students to Yellowstone National Park in June was sentenced Tuesday. Jack Parrent must serve 180 days in jail followed by two years of supervised release. A prosecutor says... more »
  • Clinton bus crash victim remembered

    January 10, 2012 6:12 PM

    KALISPELL- It was just before 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, just east of Missoula, and just your average winter day in Western Montana. But this day the lives of a family would be forever changed. On this day a bus carrying nearly 40 passengers hit a patch of ice,... more »
  • Investigation into Clinton fatal bus crash continues

    January 9, 2012 7:53 PM

    CLINTON- The Montana Highway Patrol is still investigating Sunday's fatal bus crash near Clinton and at this point they believe the driver was travelling too fast for the conditions. The crash happened around 7 a.m. on Interstate 90 and two people died after becoming pinned underneath the bus when... more »
  • Clinton bus crash responders get out-of-county help

    January 9, 2012 7:41 PM

    MISSOULA - Missoula area rescuers say each agency knows its role ahead of time in situations involving multiple victims, such as what happened in Sunday's fatal bus crash near Clinton. The accident forced some Missoula County emergency crews to ask for help from nearby counties to back them up... more »
  • Billings bus company reacts to fatal Clinton crash

    January 8, 2012 5:43 PM

    BILLINGS- A Billings-based bus company is reacting to a crash that killed two people and injured more than 30 people on Interstate 90 in Clinton. The Rimrock Stages bus owned by Rimrock Trailways left Billings Sunday morning headed for Missoula, when the crash occurred. "Our company places safety... more »
  • Mountain Line discontinues UM bus stop

    October 9, 2011 4:51 PM

    MISSOULA- Monday there will be one less bus stop in Missoula. With all the road changes near the Vanburen street bridge, the Mountain Line bus stop near the University of Montana Law School is now doing more harm than good. Due to safety and congestion concerns the stop will... more »
  • UM sets bus ridership record

    June 1, 2011 6:11 PM

    MISSOULA- The 2010-11 academic year set a record with 397,744 rides on the University of Montana's six Park-N-Ride and UDASH buses. The ASUM transportation system is free and open to the public. Service is available during UM's autumn and spring semesters. By replacing single-car drivers and getting students, faculty... more »
  • Smooth sailing, smooth surfing for Mountain Line

    May 5, 2011 2:47 PM

    MISSOULA- Hopping the bus in the Garden City just got a little bit more enjoyable as Mountain Line unveiled their new WiFi Internet service on their bus routes. Mountain Line officials say it was a perfect time to launch the new feature since it's Bike Walk Bus week in... more »
  • 14 killed in New York tour bus accident

    March 12, 2011 5:39 PM

    NEW YORK (CNN) -- At least 14 people were killed when a tour bus overturned in the Bronx early Saturday, officials said. The driver of the bus said he was cut off by a truck driver, who continued driving, causing the bus to swerve into a guardrail, flip on its... more »
  • 1 taken to Missoula hospital after being hit by bus

    February 23, 2011 11:34 AM

    MISSOULA - One person was taken to a Missoula hospital after being hit by a University of Montana Park-and-Ride bus. The crash happened shortly after 9 o'clock Wednesday morning near the intersection of South Avenue and Gerald Street. Police say the bus slid on the ice, hit a... more »
  • Bess the Book Bus comes to Missoula

    June 8, 2010 6:06 PM

    MISSOULA - A bus carrying thousands of books is traveling across the nation and stopped in Missoula over the weekend. The bus has already given away 12,000 free books and isn't stopping anytime soon. "I thought that it was very cool that there's so many interesting books that... more »
  • Construction set to start on new Helena transit facility

    March 25, 2010 11:54 AM

    HELENA - Helena is breaking ground on a new and improved public transportation facility. The new location for the Helena Area Transit Service is on North Montana Avenue. The city received $3 million in federal stimulus funds to build the facility, and Swank Enterprises will begin construction on Monday and... more »
  • Federal ban on texting while driving affects bus, truck drivers

    January 29, 2010 10:34 AM

    The federal Department of Transportation announced earlier this week a federal ban on texting by truck and bus drivers, effective immediately. It's the latest in a series of actions taken to combat distracted driving since a national summit was held on the issue last September. The new guidelines restrict anyone... more »

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