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WTI’s Rob Ament Travels to Kenya

Earlier this month, WTI Road Ecology Program Manager, Rob Ament, traveled to Nairobi, Kenya for the first African meeting of the Transport Working Group (TWG).  Formed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group (CCSG), the TWG provides guidance on strategies that avoid, minimize, mitigate or compensate for the impacts of […]

To Pave or Not to Pave?

WTI Research Scientist Laura Fay was interviewed last week by on the topic of local road agencies that choose to unpave roads.  The discussion focused on Laura’s research sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, in which she surveyed local, state, or federal agencies on how they manage low-volume roads.  The survey identified nearly 70 […]

MSU Highlights WTI’s Wildlife Research in Banff National Park

Montana State University News Service interviewed three WTI researchers for an in-depth article on WTI’s “influential research” on reducing wildlife vehicle collisions.  “MSU’s Western Transportation Institute featured for research on wildlife crossings” is currently on the MSU website and was highlighted on the home page last week.  Tony Clevenger was interviewed regarding his 17 years […]

Tony Clevenger Radio Interview on Innovative Wildlife Research Techniques

WTI Research Scientist Tony Clevenger was interviewed by WHYY radio in Canada regarding his 17-year research project to evaluate the wildlife crossing structures in Banff National Park.  The discussion highlighted the research techniques used to determine which animals were using the crossing structures; these techniques included animal tracks, hair traps, and remote wildlife cameras. The […]

CHSC Webinar: Leadership, Communication, and Integration – PCF Skills.

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will be hosting a free webinar to teach skills that advance prevention efforts. Three critical skills include prevention leadership, communication, and the integration of prevention strategies. Strong leaders create conditions in which people choose to be healthier and safer. Communication helps correct misperceptions, address cultural factors, and tell […]

WTI Researchers Return from Busy Week at TRB

WTI researchers have returned from a busy week at the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  Attracting transportation leaders from around the country, the TRB Annual Meeting is the premier national transportation research gathering of the year.  Many WTI researchers are leaders and members of TRB committees, are […]

Lone Peak Lookout Article Explores MT 64 Route to Big Sky

On January 11, the Lone Peak Lookout published an online feature article about the transportation challenges along MT 64, the route that connects Big Sky, Montana to the rest of the state.  The article includes an interview with Program Manager David Kack, who has worked on numerous projects over the years to enhance transportation options […]

National Motorcycle Advisory Council Holds Kick-off Meeting

The national Motorcycle Advisory Council (MAC), which provides guidance and recommendations to the USDOT Federal Highway Administration, held its first meeting in December 2017.  WTI Researcher Craig Shankwitz, who was invited to serve on the Council, gave a presentation on his research to develop a “smart license plate,”  which could enable vehicle to vehicle communications, […]