About the ASUM Office of Transportation

The Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) Office of Transportation's mission is to increase transportation options and awareness for the University of Montana campus.

This process is accomplished through a combination of programs agreed upon by the ASUM Transportation Board. This office is supported by a student initiated fee of $35 per semester.

History

The Office of Transportation was started in 1999, when students were becoming frustrated with the limited parking available on campus. The students voted to enact a fee that would fund a bus service. Although it started out with a fifteen passenger van, the ridership was overwhelming and the van wasn't sufficient. Full size buses were soon integrated, and today our fleet consists of nine buses and four fixed routes.

Our total ridership has increased by an average of 27,018 rides per year since our inception.

Academic Year

Total Ridership 

1999-2000

3,860*

2000-2001

34,284*

2001-2002

53,285

2002-2003

74,400

2003-2004

75,418

2004-2005

183,372

2005-2006

224,766

2006-2007

258,872

2007-2008

295,673

2008-2009

318,043

2009-2010

357,849

2010-2011

366,522

2011-2012

407,738

2012-2013

372,075

2013-2014

388,996

2014-2015

409,129

*denotes years when cooperated with MRTMA

University of Montana Mode Split

According to the UM Parking & Transportation Study from Fall 2015, this is how our community commutes to campus:

Student Mode Split Mode Split Employees

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Mode of Travel from Home to Campus

 STUDENTS

 EMPLOYEES

Drive Alone

37%

48%

Bike

20%

18%

Walk

11%

8%

UDASH

16%

3%

Mountain Line

5%

5%

Carpool/Vanpool

11%

18%