WE BELIEVE THAT LACK OF AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION SHOULD NOT BE A BARRIER
to individual independence.
Our Streamline Bus recently implemented all new bidirectional routes in the Gallatin Valley, and we want you to ride along! With four new in-town routes, later service on weekdays, and expanded weekend service, the new Streamline routes can help with all of your transportation needs. In additional to our normal weekday and weekend service in Bozeman, we also operate year-round commuter service to Belgrade and seasonal commuter service to Livingston. As always, the service is zero-fare because it benefits us all! Come ride along with us today.
Our paratransit service, Galavan, serves senior and disabled residents in Bozeman, Belgrade, and Three Forks with door-to-door, on-demand service to medical visits, social events, and other appointments.
GALLATIN VALLEY URBAN TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT VOTE SUCCESSFUL
NO IMMEDIATE CHANGES TO STREAMLINE ROUTES AND SCHEDULE
On May 2nd, Gallatin County voters approved the creation of a Gallatin Valley Urban Transportation District (GVUTD) to be the future home of Streamline bus and Galavan paratransit services. This change will not have any immediate impacts on Streamline and Galavan’s current services or schedules.
The Streamline bus service operates from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends, and includes four Bozeman routes along with weekday commuter service to Belgrade. More schedule and ride-planning information here.
Galavan provides transportation to seniors and people with disabilities or injuries, including many veterans, on a flexible basis in Bozeman, Belgrade, Manhattan and Three Forks. You can learn more and request rides here.
ABOUT THE GVUTD
Creating the UTD was needed to ensure that Streamline and Galavan continue to receive the federal transit funds that make up the largest portion of their budgets. While the Gallatin Valley was formerly viewed as a “rural” area in the eyes of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), it is now considered a “small urban” area. This means FTA funds can no longer go directly to HRDC (a private non-profit) to operate Streamline, and instead must be administered by a local government or by a transportation district.
The GVUTD will have its own board, composed of community members and representatives appointed by elected officials from the City of Belgrade, City of Bozeman, and Gallatin County.
The transition of governing responsibility from the HRDC Board of Directors to the GVUTD Board of Directors is expected to take two years. In the meantime, riders can expect both Streamline and Galavan service to operate as normal.
There is no cost to Gallatin County Voters for the creation of the GVUTD.