CART is a collaborative project, and the work wouldn’t be possible without the generous financial support of our partners. We are grateful for the vision and commitment these supporters have to ensure transportation is accessible by all Carbon County residents. With their leadership, we are filling an important need in our communities. Join us in recognizing and thanking these visionary community partners.

To learn more about CART and the ways you can support this work, please contact David Kallenbach by email at or phone at 406.446.2820.


CART Sponsors:

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)

“How is CART funded?” is a common question.  Answer?  The original funding came from MDT.  The state of Montana receives federal gas-tax dollars that are earmarked for public transportation purposes.  CART has been the recipient of an ongoing MDT grant that provides money annually for operations.  The MDT Grant is a 1:1 matching grant, meaning that the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation must ALSO raise an equal number of dollars from other sources to match that MDT funding.

Montana Health Care Foundation (MHCF)

Based in Bozeman, the MHCF provides funding and leadership across the state to tackle Montana’s toughest health problems:  strengthening health services for American Indians, promoting behavioral and mental health programs, and bolstering local public health departments through their grants. This is the first time MHCF has granted money to a transportation provider like CART!  MHCF shares with CART a strong belief that health outcomes will be improved by more consistently getting people to their medical appointments and by decreasing the frequency which patients cancel appointments.  In 2021, MHCF granted CART significant funding (over three years) to build and operate a strong transit program that addresses healthcare needs.

HUB International

Billing’s and Carbon County’s Insurance Broker!  HUB is the very generous and local insurance provider for the RLACF and for CART.  Even before we were fully operational, HUB was CART’s first local sponsor. They have committed to multiple years of generous funding for our transit service.

Beartooth Billings Clinic

The Beartooth Billings Clinic was with CART in its very beginnings!  BBC took part in the original conversations that led to the creation of a public transportation service to provide seniors with transportation to get to medical appointments.  The foundational idea that healthcare outcomes would improve if everyone had easy and affordable access to transportation is central to our mission.  CART has expanded into a transit system that serves everyone who needs it, and Beartooth Billings Clinic is a key reason that happens.

The O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation

The O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation is proud to support community-developed, community-led projects like CART that support a bridge to a better life for members of Carbon County.

The Town Pump Charitable Foundation

The Town Pump Charitable Foundation is a great Foundation partner. It was formed with the mission of providing financial support to Montana charitable organizations with a priority on meeting the basic needs and education of Montana citizens.

Red Lodge Community Church

CART recently received a generous donation from the church’s Hazel Chamberlain Fund, which contributes to organizations nominated and chosen by members of their congregation. 

Roberts Community Foundation

The Roberts Community Foundation does BIG things for a small community, nurturing local nonprofits and helping them raise funds for their programs and services.  This is the second year the Roberts Community Foundation has committed funding to transportation. 


Walmart distributes widely their Local Community Grants that help in a myriad of ways.  CART was the recent recipient of a Community Grant from our local Walmart in Laurel, MT.  We hope to partner with Walmart in some other ways in the future.

Red Lodge Drug

This is the only Pharmacy in Carbon County!  It is also one of the top destinations for CART riders.  Red Lodge Drug is an important contributor to the CART transit program. 

Red Lodge Senior Center & Thrift Store

The senior centers are CART’s most important partners, advocating for key services for seniors like transportation, meals, engaging social activities, and clothing.  We’re happy to have the support of Red Lodge’s Senior Center.

Boyd Senior Center

The small community of Boyd between Roberts and Joliet made the first donation to the CART program of the six senior centers in the county.  Their donation is a show of support for seniors, many of whom don’t drive, can’t drive, or need extra help. They give so our elderly population has access to transportation—be it for meals, social connectedness, medical appointments, etc.  A large percentage of CART riders are over 65 and often on limited fixed incomes.