Intended to provide year-round public transportation and debuting mid-December, the system will operate free for riders at least through this June. "This service also helps alleviate congestion on local roads and decrease emissions from automobiles," said Lee Poole, managing partner of Moonlight Basin, ticking off additional benefits. The 47-seat bus with ski racks departs six times daily from Montana State University and other Bozeman stops with the full ride taking about two hours.