Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board

Hello Friends and Constituents,

The Montana Department of Transportation is conducting a corridor study of the Frontage Road between Belgrade and Bozeman.

This study will help to develop a comprehensive, long-range plan for managing the corridor and determining what improvements could be made to improve the corridor based on identified needs and financial constraints.

Please click, or copy and paste the following link to add your commentary to anywhere on the comment map on the study “Wikimapping” website.

This message has been brought to you by the members of the Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board.

Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board
121 North Rouse.
Bozeman, MT 59715

WTI Researcher Invited to Present on Human-Technology Issues in Operations Research

Last week, Laura Stanley traveled to Nashville, TN to present at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is an international professional society for practitioners in operations research (O.R.), management science, and analytics, and their annual meeting addressed a broad range of topics, from applications in industries such as healthcare, finance and risk, entertainment, and supply chains to methodologies and analysis in advanced computing, big data, and new challenges in the optimization of systems. Laura was invited to present on the topic of “Trends in Service Systems Research: Overview of Opportunities for the Human-Technology Frontier Panel.”

CHSC Trainings from Coast to Coast

The staff of the Center for Health & Safety Culture (CHSC) has been on the road this fall, providing on-site communication and Positive Culture Framework trainings to clients around the country:
· Molalla, Oregon. Katie Dively, Research Scientist II and Senior Trainer and Jay Otto, Principal Scientist facilitated a Positive Culture Framework Training with 25 traffic safety leaders in Molalla, OR. This training begins a year-long effort to improve traffic safety culture in Molalla. The Molalla Pioneer reported on the training in this news article.
· Warsaw, Indiana. Katie Dively provided a 2.5 day training on the Positive Culture Framework to 25 substance abuse prevention professionals and coalition members of the Kosciusko Cares Coalition.
· Indianapolis, Indiana. Katie Dively provided an overview of the Positive Culture Framework to 55 substance abuse and mental health grantees in the State of Indiana as well as a one-day workshop on building critical skills in prevention communication.
· Rye, New York. Katie Dively provided a one-day Positive Culture Framework Overview to 50 substance abuse prevention professionals for the ACT Coalition.
· Beckley, West Virginia. Jay Otto provided a 2.5 hour session with the Regional Education Services Agency (RESA) – Area #1 about the Positive Culture Framework (PCF). About 17 staff members attended and learned how they can utilize ideas from the PCF to bolster their efforts to create change within educational entities in their region.

Local News covers WTI and City of Bozeman Traffic Project

Last week, MSU, WTI and the City of Bozeman announced that they will team up to address local traffic growth. WTI will implement a transportation demand management initiative to address Bozeman’s significant growth in population and subsequent increase in the number of vehicles on the road and resulting traffic. Transportation demand management programs focus on changing or reducing travel demand, particularly at peak commute hours, instead of increasing roadway supply, making more efficient use of the current roadway system. The City of Bozeman, MSU and WTI’s Small Urban and Rural Livability Center, or SURLC, will fund the initiative.

After MSU posted the story on its website, it was picked up by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and local TV. P.I. David Kack was interviewed on KTVM (NBC Montana) news. You can watch his interview here.