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Flathead Transit implements service between Missoula and Whitefish

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PABLO — Flathead Transit, a service of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, will implement daily passenger service between Missoula and Whitefish effective Dec. 16. The new service will stop in Evaro, Arlee, Ravalli, St. Ignatius, Pablo, Polson, Lakeside, Kalispell and Whitefish. 

“This new service will be available to the general public, and anyone needing transportation along this route. We are also proud to be partnering with Greyhound to offer service nationwide,” said Corky Sias, manager of Flathead Transit.

Tickets can be purchased in St. Ignatius at Stuart’s Cenex, in Pablo at Quick Silver, in Polson at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino and Kalispell at Brian’s Conoco or through any Greyhound selling location nationwide.

Montana Department of Transportation is providing federal funding for the new service, and Greyhound is providing the required match to help make the new service sustainable into the future. No state or local funds are required because of the Greyhound match.

“Connecting Missoula and Whitefish with a fixed route fills a void in Montana’s intercity system,” said David Jacobs, MDT Transit Section supervisor.

“Greyhound is proud to add Flathead Transit as its newest partner in the Greyhound Connect program,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO of Greyhound. 

The Greyhound Connect program services small town and rural communities throughout the nation.

Information about service times, reservations, ticket prices and stop locations in each community is available from Flathead Transit at (406) 275-2877.  

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