Rural matters: rural roadways are complex. We look at the whole roadway to solve problems.
Eight transportation research groups, one integrated team
Ahmed Al Kaisy 406-994-6116
The Safety and Operations program finds sustainable solutions for improving rural highway safety and operations in key areas including human factors in driving accidents on rural highways and integration of rural ITS.
Xianming Shi, PhD, PE 406-994-6486
Through innovation and multi-disciplinary partnerships, the Winter Maintenance and Effects program researches corrosion effects on transportation systems in order to mitigate challenges and concerns. Our problem-driven research emphasizes the development and evaluation of winter maintenance materials, technologies and systems to aid in best practices and decision making.
Rob Ament 406-994-6423
WTIs Road Ecology program provides national leadership in understanding the interaction between roads, natural resources and the ecological environment. The solutions we develop and implement address concerns of road ecology including wildlife migration near highways and animal-vehicle collisions.
Eli Cuelho 406-994-7886
With progressive research and innovative thinking, the Infrastructure Maintenance and Materials program improves the design and maintenance of rural highway infrastructure. Rural transportation agencies need new solutions to increase infrastructure longevity and to ensure that new designs are adequate to meet increasing demands.
Doug Galarus 406-994-5268
Our Systems Engineering Development and Integration program advances rural transportation with its research on integrating hardware, software and communication systems into rural transportation systems. We analyze, engineer and develop solutions by utilizing numerous technologies such as Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
David Kack (406) 994-7526
WTIs Mobility and Public Transportation program provides a comprehensive approach to the issues facing rural transit agencies. We focus on offering research, outreach and education/training for concerns such as rural public transportation and rural mobility. We also facilitate rural transportation coordination among stakeholders.
David Kack 406-994-7526
With a comprehensive approach to researching economics and rural transportation, the Logistics and Freight Management program solves the problems of timely and cost-effective management of freight, inventory and transportation assets.
Jerry Stephens 406-994-6113
Our Transportation Planning and Economics program assists implementers and policy makers in the creation of more sustainable rural transportation systems by researching the impacts of and relationships between transportation, land use, planning and policy and economies.
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