Transportation Division


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
  • Congestion mitigation
  • 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.


Transportation Planning

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.


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Aaron Wilson

Transportation Planning Manager
Email Aaron Wilson

435 Ryman Street
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-552-6670


Monday to Friday
8 am to 5 pm


Missoula MPO staff are currently accepting comment on three items: 

2018-2022 TIP: Amendment Number 4 to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years 2018-2022 includes adjustments to the following programs: Surface Transportation Program Urban (STPU), Surface Transportation Program Off System (STPX), Secondary (STPS), Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), FTA Section 5307, 5339, and 5310. The draft TIP amendment can be found here (changes noted in red).

CTSP update scope of work: The proposed scope of work to update the 2013 CTSP outlines activities necessary to be compatible with the current Montana Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) at a community level. The primary activities will be stakeholder input, analysis of existing crash data, as well as implementation of "best practices" in safety programs, data management, funding opportunities, emerging technologies, and program management/implementation. The draft scope of work can be found here.

2018 UPWP: Amendment Number 2 to the 2018 Unified Planning Work Program will add staff time and resources to updating the 2013 CTSP under item 301 – Metropolitan Planning Area Transportation Plans. The draft amended 2018 UPWP can be found here.

SAVE the DATES 2018

First Friday Summer Parklets are back June-Sep with help from the Missoula Parking Commission and local business sponsors.

Sunday September 9th is Sunday Streets Missoula

September 9-15th is the 25th Annual Walk and Roll week!