As a community action agency, HRDC identifies and responds to ongoing community needs. To respond to the ongoing need for better transportation, HRDC launched Streamline service in 2006. Over the past 18 years, HRDC has ensured that both Streamline and Galavan continue to respond to the Gallatin Valley’s evolving community transportation needs.
Community connection through public transportation.
All district residents benefit from high-quality transit services that promote quality of life and community identity.
Since its inception, Streamline has operated as a zero-fare service. The United States has dozens of zero-fare transit systems — mostly in small, college towns, such as Bozeman. Other zero-fare transit systems exist in Missoula, MT; Olympia, WA; Logan, UT; and Kansas City, MO. The zero-fare service model removes financial barriers to ridership and reduces overall travel time on transit. Other reasons that Streamline operates as a zero-fare service include:
Streamline plays a key role in reducing our community’s overall carbon emissions now and in the future. By design, public transit reduces the number of single occupancy vehicles on our streets, which in turn decreases our community’s overall tail-pipe emissions. Since tail-pipe emissions are the largest contributor to greenhouse gases, Streamline is needed now more than ever. Thus, HRDC and Streamline staff have developed short- and long-term goals that demonstrate Streamline’s commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for the Gallatin Valley.
Streamline’s short-term sustainability goals are all centered around increasing ridership. More riders on Streamline leads to fewer vehicles on our roads and reduced tail-pipe emissions in our community.
Streamline’s long-term goals are focused on adapting new sustainable infrastructure and technology as well as coordinating with local governments on transit-friendly developments and land use policies.
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