Montana Traffic


Montana road fatalities up 14.8% in 2021, MDT reports

MONTANA - Across the nation, the Department of Transportation reports traffic fatalities are on the rise. Back home in the Treasure State, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is also seeing an increase in deaths on Montana roads. MDT reports, as of Oct. 19, fatalities are up 14.8% compared to...
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Commercial vehicle crashes into service vehicle on I-94

MONTANA - On Tuesday, Montana Department of Transportation said a commercial vehicle recently crashed into an motor carrier services vehicle on I-94. In a Facebook post, MDT said the service vehicle was assisting a disabled commercial vehicle when another commercial vehicle rear-ended the MDT vehicle into the disabled vehicle. MDT...
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Comments Sought On Proposed Widening Project for MT Highway 59 South of Miles City

Miles City — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to widen about 2.5 miles of MT Highway 59, south of Miles City. The project begins at reference post 25.5 (Ed: approximately two miles south of the turn-off for the Powderville Road) and extends south for 2.3 miles ending near reference post 27.8.
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Passenger rail service on the southern route would benefit all Montanans

You’d have to be of a certain age to remember what it was like to have passenger rail service on the southern route through Montana. But if you ever got a chance to ride those rails 50 years ago, the memory of enjoying an absolutely beautiful, effortless, and relaxed trip across Montana’s vast expanses of prairie, mountains, and majestic river valleys probably still brings a smile to your face.

North Coast Hiawatha restoration could benefit Montana to tune of $40M, study says

The potential restoration of Amtrak service to the North Coast Hiawatha Line connecting Chicago to Portland and Seattle through southern Montana could generate the seven states along the line more than $270 million a year once fully actualized, according to a high-level analysis by the Rail Passengers Association. Montana could stand to accrue more than […] The post North Coast Hiawatha restoration could benefit Montana to tune of $40M, study says appeared first on Daily Montanan.

A Brief History of Passenger Rail Service in Montana

If you think that tracking time zones can be a hassle now, be thankful you didn’t live in the early 19th century. Prior to the railroad, there were thousands of local time zones being tracked. The railroad system condensed that down to four. Pretty efficient and impressive considering that nineteenth century people did not have the benefit of Google to help.

Traffic snarled by weather conditions on I-90 in southwest Montana

BUTTE, Mont. — Five separate incidents with semi trucks have Bozeman Hill on Interstate 90 at a basic standstill. Montana Department of Transportation reports other accidents scattered south of Butte, Belgrade and Bozeman. A jackknife crash is blocking I-90 five miles east of Cardwell exit 256, Montana Department of Transportation...