Transit initiative increases mobility in North Central Montana. In the Great Plains area in Northern Montana, many people live dozens of miles away from jobs, schools, grocery stores, and hospitals but lack access to vehicle. Additionally, transportation is the largest living expense for the majority of households in the state. Recognizing the need for accessible transportation, Opportunity Link, along with local and tribal government agencies, built the North Montana Transit System. The system now includes four regional bus routes and provides coordinated service with neighboring regions’ transit systems. It also provides free transportation to polling places on election days and pick-up and drop-off service for Boys and Girls Club members during the summer. In 2019, the system received a $510,088 federal grant that will be used to purchase more buses and upgrade bus facilities. Read more.