Small Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility, (SURTCOM)

About SURTCOM

The center, SURTCOM, combines the talents of the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University, and Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program at Eastern Washington University into an organization that can enhance mobility in small urban, rural and tribal communities and areas.

The mission of the Small Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility is to conduct research and provide leadership, education, workforce development and technology transfer in all transportation-related aspects of mobility for people and goods, focusing specifically on small urban, rural and tribal areas.

Mobility
SURTCOM works on improving the mobility of people and goods, while also addressing focus areas such as:

  • Increase access to opportunities that promote equity in connecting regions and communities, including urban, rural and tribal communities;
  • Innovations to improve multi-modal connections, system integration and security;
  • Modal shifts;
  • Ridesharing and alternative forms of transportation;
  • Increasing active transportation modes, including walking and cycling;
  • Land use and transportation planning;
  • Smart Cities;
  • Link between health and transportation;
  • Workforce development and capacity building.
Key Staff

David KackDirector
Phone: 406-994-7526 • Email: dkack@montana.edu • Fax: 406-994-1697
Mailing address: Western Transportation Institute
PO Box 174250, Bozeman, MT 59717

Jill HoughDeputy Director
Phone: 701-231-8082 • Email: jill.hough@ndsu.edu
Mailing address: Small Urban and Rural Transit Center
NDSU Dept. 2880, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Rowena YeahquoAssociate Director
Phone: 509-828-1410 • Email: ryeahquo@ewu.edu
Mailing address: 
Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program, Eastern Washington University
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Room 382, Spokane, WA 99202-1660

Reporting

Progress reports

Useful Links

Links to useful external resources.
• United State Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
http://www.rita.dot.gov/
• Small Urban and Rural Transit Center
http://www.surtc.org/
• Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Center
https://www.ewu.edu/nwttap