Small Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility, (SURTCOM)
SURTCOM is a co-host to the 2022 CUTC Summer Meeting to be held in Big Sky, MT, June 13-15, 2022 Find out more on the CUTC Summer Meeting web page.
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 the Urban and Regional Planning 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.
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.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: 406-994-1697
- Mailing address: Western Transportation Institute PO Box 174250, Bozeman, MT 59717
- Phone: 701-231-8082
- Email: email@example.com
- Mailing address: Small Urban and Rural Center On Mobility NDSU Dept. 2880, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
- Phone: 509-828-1269
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mailing address: Urban & Regional Planning Program Eastern Washington University, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite A, Spokane, WA 99202
Projects Completed by Western Transportation Institute
A Feasibility Study of a Driverless, Electric Para-Transit System in Rural Areas
Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Improvements Realized in Communities of Less than 10,000 people
NADO-USDA Lebanon, Missouri Rural Transportation Feasibility Study
NADO-USDA Deep East Texas Voucher System
NADO-USDA Technical Assistance Project — Southwest Colorado
Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Improvements Realized in Communities of Less than 10,000
Exploratory Research on Transportation Related Issues with Manufacturers in Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Areas
Projects Completed by Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
Risk Perception of Bicycle/Scooter Riders Risky Behaviors
State of Good Repair Predictive Models for Small Urban and Rural Transit System’s Rolling Stock Assets
Tribal Transit Study: Demographic Needs Indicators, Funding Needs and Livability
Rural Transit Fact Book
An Analysis of the costs and Benefits of Providing Increased Mobility to Reduce Social Isolation among America’s Aging Population https://www.ugpti.org/resources/reports/details.php?id=1035&program=surcom
Projects Completed by Eastern Washington University
Links to useful external resources.
- United State Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
- North Dakota State University, Small Urban and Rural Center on Mobility
- eLearning Modules – self paced learning topics include; On Boarding, Crisis Management, Grant Writing, FTA 101 and Customer Service in Transit.
- Montana State University, Western Transportation Institute https://westerntransportationinstitute.org/
- Eastern Washington University, Urban and Regional Planning Program https://www.ewu.edu/cbpa/programs/urban-regional-planning