Six-Month Update on Yellowstone Regional Transit Co-Op
Today there was a six-month update Webinar by the Yellowstone Business Partnership (YBP) on the Greater Yellowstone Regional Transit Cooperative, Linx. The Linx Co-op seeks to link the services of existing transit providers in the region to provide riders with a complete and integrated service for trip planning. This system will allow users to plan trips at linx.coop and track their buses via WiFi on the buses at bus.linx.coop. This year is the pilot period for this project and the launch of the system is scheduled for October 2010.
Many transit providers have already committed and the Helena Area Transit Service (HATS) has opted to join the Co-op. Any providers that wish to be a part of the initial (October) launch of the Co-op should contact the YBP before August 24th.
The YBP has been the primary administrator of this project and has also been working with Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks to incorporate their facilities and services into the system.
In general, the main focus of the Co-op is in the Greater Yellowstone Region, however they are enthusiastic about working with providers in neighboring counties if there is an interest in those communities.
For more information see www.yellowstonebusiness.org/transportation.