David Kack, M.S.
Mobility Program Manager and SURTCOM Director
David Kack, MBA, is the Manager of the Mobility and Public Transportation program. He has more than twenty years of public/private sector transportation design, research, and operations experience. His specialized expertise includes coordinated transportation systems, planning and evaluation, public transportation/transit design and analysis, data collection, and cost/benefit analysis. In his 19 years at WTI, David has focused on many projects to improve mobility within Montana and increase coordination among various agencies and organizations. David was part of the team that created the Montana Coordinated Transportation Handbook© and then implemented its coordination principles in the Real Choices Systems Change Grant project. He also helped launch three public transportation systems in Montana, Streamline, in the greater Bozeman area; Skyline in Big Sky; and North Central Montana Transit in Havre. His current research focus is researching mobility challenges in small urban, rural, and tribal areas. He currently Directs a TIER 1 UTC: The Small Urban, Rural and Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM), and previously directed the Small Urban and Rural Livability Center (SURLC), also a Tier 1 UTC. One of David’s most recent accomplishments was leading a small team that was able to secure a $10.3 million TIGER Grant for the Big Sky area. The grant will help make necessary improvements on MT-64 (Lone Mountain Trail) in Big Sky, as well as provide funding for four motor coaches and six vans for the Skyline transit system.
Research Focus Affiliations
- Mobility and Public Transportation
- Transportation Planning and Economics