Flagstaff’s Mountain Line celebrates 10th anniversary
Mountain Line is marking its 10th anniversary as Flagstaff, Arizona’s transit system. On Thursday, some customers will be treated to free rides, as 10 bus trips will be designated Surprise Birthday Buses. Passengers boarding these randomly selected buses will be greeted with banners and a free ride.
“Over the past ten years, Mountain Line has grown not only bigger but better – providing service that is more convenient, more comfortable and more environmentally friendly,” says Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority General Manager Jeff Meilbeck. “We feel we’ve become an integral part of what makes Flagstaff great, and we will continue to provide the best service possible in the future.”
On October 13, 2001, Pine Country Transit became Mountain Line. In the beginning, there were six buses, and daily ridership was 419 passengers. Today, Mountain Line carries 7,147 passengers per day, on seven routes, including Mountain Link (Route 10) which connects NAU to Woodlands Village and downtown Flagstaff.
NAIPTA operates Mountain Line and Mountain Lift in Flagstaff, CAT in Cottonwood; fixed route and demand response; and the Verde Lynx that connects Cottonwood and Sedona.