With about 40% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 nationwide and 42% in Montana and vaccination being an essential component for full reopening of the economy Wallet Hub today release updated rankings for the safest states during COVID-19. Montana ranks 25th. Data sets include the rates of COVID-19 transmission positive testing hospitalizations and death as well as the share of the eligible population getting vaccinated.
Recent initiatives by the American Rescue Plan Act and the Biden Administration have increase the likelihood of railway expansion across southern Montana. Dave Strohmaier with the Big Sky Passenger Railway Authority on potential benefits.