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Transportation Levy Passes, Mtn. Line Moves Forward

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Mountain Line officials said they'll soon order three new buses and begin city transportation improvements, after voters passed a $1.7 million mill levy for Missoula bus system last night.

Mountain Line officials said all improvements to the bus system will be implemented by 2015.

They said the mill levy will fund late night service to 9:50 p.m. on routes 1, 2, 6 and 7 -- the four busiest routes.

The levy will also increase bus frequency on route 2 to every 15 minutes.

Michael Tree, of the Urban Transportation District, said, "It's going to be fantastic -- I mean really, it will enhance the level of not only the ridership, the folks responding with the ridership, but the ease and convenience of the system."

Mountain Line officials said they'll also add another van to their curb-to-curb service for seniors and people with disabilities.

The Urban Transportation District levy passed 9,599 votes to 7,365.

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