The Wyoming Department of Transportation has awarded the Yellowstone Business Partnership a $145,155 public transportation grant to help connect national park gateway towns under its “Linx Bus in Yellowstone” transit service, set to operate between June 4th and September 30th. Yellowstone Business Partnership officials say the federal intercity bus grant will subsidize the operation of Linx buses between Jackson and Cody, from Grant Village to West Yellowstone, and from Madison Junction to Gardiner. Under the grant agreement to be administered through WYDOT, additional connections may be possible between Jackson and Riverton/Lander and between Cody and Red Lodge, Montana. A news release from the Partnership says the grant also will help procure new bus stop signs for inside the park and 10 bike carriers for the system’s buses, allowing cyclists to bypass the Yellowstone’s steepest passes and narrowest roadways. Required matching funds are now being sought from tourism entities and chambers of commerce across Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.