KPAX.com: "Projections made three years ago had our population at 116,000 and those same projections estimate the number to rise to 150,000 in the next decade.
The influx of students at the University of Montana -- as well as at the new Missoula College -- further increases demand on public transportation.
"Our ridership demand, and the demand for transit, continues to rise. And that's been a trend that we've been seeing for the better part of a decade. Looking out several years, public transportation will continue to grow and continue to be a success in Missoula," UM Office of Transportation Director Jordan Hess said."