BILLINGS, MT--(Marketwired - December 11, 2015) - Jefferson Lines announced the official opening of its new Billings bus facility which serves as an important passenger gateway hub for the company's routes in Montana and east through Wyoming, North and South Dakota and beyond. The Jefferson Billings Bus Station is located at 4th Ave North and 18th Street, just east of 27th street in downtown Billings. The remodeled building offers a large customer parking area, customer amenities including free Wi-Fi, child's area, arcade games, and food concessions. The new facility includes 3 maintenance bays and additional parking.

Jefferson Lines Chairman Charlie Zelle was present along with other executives from Jefferson to host the public as well as city officials. Mr. Zelle remarked about the importance of Billings and the state of Montana: "This investment in downtown Billings shows our commitment to the state of Montana and our belief in its increasing economic growth and prosperity. By establishing this center, we are positioned to serve travelers with affordable, safe and reliable service that has been our hallmark for nearly a century." Mr. Zelle is a third generation owner of the company and currently serves as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Steven Woelfel, Jefferson President and CEO remarked: "We are appreciative of our many partners including the City of Billings and the State of Montana that have supported our efforts to provide high quality bus service to many Montana communities with connections throughout the country."

"The new Jefferson Lines Bus Station in Billings will make it easier for Montanans to connect with their family and friends across the state, the Dakotas and Wyoming. I wish Jefferson Lines success as they increase opportunities for Montanans and visitors to travel our great state." -Governor Steve Bullock

In May of 2013, Jefferson Lines expanded routes coming from Minnesota and North Dakota through Montana, positioning Billings as an important gateway hub city. Including the expansion, Jefferson currently operates more than 7.2 million scheduled service miles annually. Intercity bus service is the fastest growing segment of the transportation industry and provides important transportation options for the city of Billings as well as the rest of Montana.

About Jefferson Lines:

Founded in 1919, Jefferson Lines provides cross-state transportation throughout central United States. Our area of service expands over 13 states from Wisconsin to Montana and Minnesota to Texas, serving over 160 communities nationwide. Jefferson Lines provides direct connections to thousands of destinations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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