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Intercity Bus Stop Analysis

University Montana State University Principal Investigators Karalyn Clouser David Kack PI Contact Information Western Transportation Institute Montana State University PO Box 174250 (406) 529-0654, Karalyn.clouser@montana.edu, (406) 994-7526, dkack@montana.edu Funding Source(s) (Amounts provided by each agency or organization) Small Urban and Rural Livability Center – $12,000 Total Project Cost $12,000 Agency ID or Contract Number SURLC 17-003 […]

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Livability in State Departments of Transportation

University Montana State University Principal Investigators Tiffany Allen David Kack PI Contact Information Western Transportation Institute Montana State University PO Box 174250 Bozeman, MT 59717 (406) 994-2461, tiffany.allen@montana.edu (406) 994-7526, dkack@montana.edu Funding Source(s) (Amounts provided by each agency or organization) Small Urban and Rural Livability Center – $18,000 Total Project Cost $18,000 Agency ID or […]

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Exploring Transit’s Contribution to Livability in Rural Communities: Case Study of Valley City, ND, and Dickinson, ND

University North Dakota State University Principal Investigators Ranjit Godavarthy Jeremy Mattson PI Contact Information Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute North Dakota State University NDSU Dept. 2880 PO Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050 (701) 231-5496, jeremy.w.mattson@ndsu.edu (701) 231-6436, ranjit.godavarthy@ndsu.edu Funding Source(s) (Amounts provided by each agency or organization) Small Urban and Rural Livability Center – $61,510 North […]

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The Rural Transit Fact Book

University North Dakota State University Principal Investigators Jeremy Mattson PI Contact Information Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute North Dakota State University PO Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050 701-231-5496 Jeremy.w.mattson@ndsu.edu Funding Source(s) (Amounts provided by each agency or organization) Small Urban and Rural Livability Center– $23,851 North Dakota State University- $11,926 Total Project Cost $35,777 Agency […]

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Evaluation Study of Bike Share Program in Fargo, ND

University North Dakota State University Principal Investigators Ranjit Godvarathy PI Contact Information Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute North Dakota State University PO Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050 (701) 231-6436 ranjit.godavarthy@ndsu.edu Funding Source(s) (Amounts provided by each agency or organization) Small Urban & Rural Livability Center: $205,287 North Dakota State University: $102,643 Total Project Cost $307,930 […]

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Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks

University Montana State University Principal Investigators Rebecca Gleason, Taylor Lonsdale PI Contact Information Western Transportation Institute Montana State University PO Box 174250Bozeman, MT 59717• 406-994-6541 – Rebecca.gleason1@montana.edu • 406-994-7031 – paul.lonsdale@montana.edu Funding Source(s) (Amounts provided by each agency or organization) Small Urban & Rural Livability Center: $122,800 Blue Cross/Blue Shield Minnesota: $89,366 Total Project Cost $212,166 Agency […]

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Park County Transit Feasibility Study

University Montana State University Principal Investigator Jaydeep Chaudhari, David Kack and Taylor Lonsdale PI Contact Information Western Transportation Institute Montana State University PO Box 174250 Bozeman, MT 59717 jaydeep@montana.edu Dkack@montana.edu 406-994-7526 paul.lonsdale@montana.edu 406-994-7031 Funding Source(s) (Amounts provided by each agency or organization) USDOT UTC – $20,259.54 Park County, Wyoming – $33,000 Total Project Cost $53,259.54 […]

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Wyoming Intercity Bus Service Study

University Montana State University Principal Investigators Jaydeep Chaudhari and David Kack PI Contact Information Western Transportation Institute Montana State University PO Box 174250 Bozeman, MT 59717 406-994-7526 Dkack@montana.edu jaydeep@montana.edu Funding Source Wyoming Department of Transportation – $123,694.58 Total Project Cost $123,694.58 Agency ID or Contract Number 66291 Start and End Dates June 1, 2015 – […]

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Mobility Mindset of Millennials in Small Urban and Rural Areas

The Millennial Generation, Americans born between the years of 1983 and 2000, are now the largest generation in the United States. This generation has significantly different lifestyle and transportation trends than previous generations which is leading to the need for change in transportation policy and planning.

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Incorporating Livability and the Urban Form into Travel Demand Forecasting Models in High Growth Rural and small Urban Communities

There are many Decision makers in rural and small urban communities experiencing dramatic population growth need sound estimates of future traffic in order to set land use and transportation policies. Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) of major metropolitan areas have dedicated staff that build and run travel demand forecasting models (TDFM) costing them hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. TDFMs provide current and future traffic estimates based on different land use and infrastructure improvement scenarios. Rural areas cannot afford these full models and rely on a very simple TDFM (the rapid assessment model) built once every five to ten years (or not at all).

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