Saturday, February 28, 2015

Upcoming City of Helena Meetings Include Westside Annexation, Public Transit, Major Infrastructure Decisions, and More

City of Helena Administrative Meeting March 4th, 2015
[Agenda, Click to View]
[Download Full Admin Packet Here;
Transit Plan Available From March 9th Agenda]

City Commission Meeting March 9, 2015, 6pm
[Agenda, Click to View]

Additional Upcoming Meetings:
[Tentative Agenda's, Click to View]
[Meeting materials not yet available]

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Centennial Trail West to be Built this Summer!!


This afternoon the City of Helena Commission approved a final route to safely connect Centennial Trail from Joslyn to Spring Meadow State Park! 

A abridged version showing of the consultants handout follows (full presentation here, pdf file). A full version can be downloaded here. The route will utilize a former rail spur recently acquired by Lewis & Clark County in partnership with Friends of Centennial Trail and Prickly Pear Land Trust

The route for Centennial Trail West will also include improvements to the Country Club, Joslyn, and Leslie intersection (also below). A four-way stop will increase safety immediately and provide a superior level of service.

Centennial Trail West is primarily funded by the last of Community Transportation Enhancement Funds (CTEP) allocated to Lewis & Clark County and City of Helena. The intersection improvement will be funded by gas tax approved by the commission for this current 2015 fiscal year.


Matt E

Matthew Elsaesser, Commissioner
City of Helena, Montana, USA

Today's City of Helena Administrative Agenda

Tuesday, February 17, 2015



Helena, Montana
February 17th, 2015

The Helena Business Improvement District (BID), The Helena Tourism Alliance/Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID), Bike Helena and the Helena Area Transit System (HATS) have teamed up to for an exciting 2015 hiking and biking season with the Trail Rider. After a successful trial run in 2014, the Trail Rider will kick-off the season offering hikers and bikers a shuttle service FIVE days a week!  Areas that will be serviced are:  Mount Helena Ridge Trail, Barking Dog Trail, Eddye McClure Trail and MacDonald Pass.

Beginning Wednesday, June 3rd, the Trail Rider will run five days a week for June, July and August and on Saturday and Sunday during September.  The weeknight Trail Rider routes make it convenient for people who want to ride or hike and then partake in one of the many popular weeknight events in Downtown Helena.  In total, the Trail Rider will operate 70 days and 15 weekends, including Labor Day weekend.  Additionally, the Trail Rider features a trailer that can accommodate up to 30 bikes.  Thanks to the 30 plus local businesses that sponsor the Trail Rider, the cost to ride is FREE!

Please visit    or   for a detailed schedule of Trail Rider Service.

For additional information, please contact:

Pat Doyle, Community Outreach Director                                  Tracy Reich, Executive Director
Helena Tourism Alliance/TBID/Bike Helena                                Helena Business Improvement District
pdoyle(at)                                                                   treich(at)