Welcome! Missoula is a wonderful place to live, work and play - and we are proud to be a leader in its development - creating a community where citizens can safely and conveniently reach any destination, whether walking, biking, driving or busing.
The Transportation Division has three distinct offices that work together to provide an active transportation system that offers the following benefits to citizens:
Economic development by creating a sense of place
Active lifestyles and healthy communities
Local air quality and global carbon footprint
Reduced household transportation costs, and
Increased property values.
We hope you enjoy your journey...and enjoy all that Missoula has to offer.
The Transportation Planning office staffs the Missoula Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and participates in and coordinates the transportation planning program for the Missoula urban area. This program is a collaborative effort and conducted in cooperation with the City and County of Missoula, Missoula Urban Transportation District (Mountain Line), Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and other local, State, and Federal agencies.
Missoula In Motion
Missoula In Motion (MIM) works to increase the use of sustainable transportation options in Missoula through education, recognition and incentive programs. Way to Go! Missoula, workplace programs, and events like Sunday Streets or Walk & Roll, are helping reduce congestion, pollution and stress on our roadways while promoting an active, healthy community.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
The Bicycle/Pedestrian Office enhances active transportation options. Programs include Bike Racks for Businesses, Safe Routes to School, National Bike Month, Bike Walk Bus Week, Bicycle Ambassadors, and other safety and education campaigns. Together with our partners, the Bicycle/Pedestrian Office helps keep Missoula walkable and bikeable.
Missoula MPO staff are currently accepting comment on two amendments:
2016 LRTP: Amendment #1 to the 2016 Long Range Transportation Plan (Activate Missoula 2045) will add one new project, Gerald Avenue Sidewalk Improvements. This project was selected for funding by the Transportation Alternatives Program, a competitive state-wide grant program managed by the Montana Department of Transportation. In order to be included in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Federal Law requires it to be in the LRTP. Information on the draft amendment to the LRTP can be found here.
2018-2022 TIP: Amendment #1 to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years 2018-2022 proposes to add the Gerald Avenue Sidewalk Improvements project for funding through the TA program in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The draft TIP amendment can be found here (changes noted in red).
Comments will be accepted on both the LRTP and TIP amendments through October 13, 2017.
SAVE the DATES 2017
First Friday Summer Parkletsare back June-Sep with help from the Missoula Parking Commission and local business sponsors.
Sunday September 17th is Sunday Streets Missoula
September 16-23th is the 25th Annual Bike Walk Bus Week!