We build transportation solutions tailored to your community
A decade of experience helping small and medium sized communities and organizations.
- public and private operators
- local governments
- metropolitan planning organizations and councils of government
- departments of transportation
- health and human service agencies
- federal land agencies
- ski areas
- national parks
Non-profits and advocates
- economic development
- people with disabilities
- human services
- poverty reduction
- public health
We offer consulting services that fit our clients' needs.
- rural & small urban transit
- paratransit, demand response, ADA
- intercity bus
- non-emergency medical transportation
- mobility management & coordination
- grants and funding
- strategic and business planning
- economic analysis
Engaging diverse stakeholders
- inclusive planning
- community involvement & facilitation
- media strategies
Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
- technology plans & systems engineering
- traveler information, GTFS, and web pages
- decision support systems
Reducing vehicle-miles traveled and non-renewable energy use
- livable communities
- complete streets
- transportation-land use interactions
- transportation demand management
- clean energy
- traffic studies
- weather & winter mobility
Company founder and Principal Lisa Ballard, P.E. partners with others to build teams of highly qualified professionals. We are a registered DBE in Montana and other western states.
We have completed a diversity of successful projects to improve transportation in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, California, Michigan, and other rural areas. Recently Ms. Ballard has relocated to Seattle, WA.
Contact us to see how we can help.
Salt Lake Express is restoring intercity bus service between Butte, Helena, and Great Falls with connections to the national bus network. We assisted Salt Lake Express in reaching the media with this news. The status of this and other Montana intercity bus services can be found at www.mtndintercity.wordpress.com.
The following resources can help in defining roles of a governing board and a coordinating committee that serve the same community.
- TCRP Report 85: Public Transit Board Governance Guidebook
- DRAFT TAC Guidance
- The Free Management Library, http://www.managementhelp.org/boards/boards.htm,
Current Transportation Solutions conducted an assessment of Idaho’s intercity bus service with a primary focus on services that receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5311(f) Rural Intercity Program grants through the Idaho Transportation Department Division of Public Transportation. The report was designed to be used as a tool for helping make decisions about funding and improving intercity service and for improving intercity passenger facilities. The final report provided ITD and Idaho’s transportation providers with an overview of existing services, a list of gaps, and a recommended prioritization for filling those gaps. Additionally, the report documented intercity nodes and facilities.
Stakeholders participated in a variety of outreach activities focused on: 1) developing a clearer picture of the transportation needs of stakeholders in the county, especially the needs of residents in areas of the county that are not currently served by the Helena Area Transit Service (HATS) like the “North Valley;” and 2) bringing stakeholder organizations together to create a strong voice for the needs of the populations they serve with regards to transportation, and to start to build consensus on recommendations for improving service to meet these needs.
The toolkit provides a resource to engineers, planners, elected officials, and residents who desire safe and efficient facilities for bicycling, walking and transit within their communities. http://www.mtnapa.org/images/Montana%20Complete%20Streets%20Toolkit-August_23_small.pdf
2012 Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation (with FY 2010 data): From the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Montana invested $447,000 in public transportation, or $0.46 per capita. The national average is $44 per capita.
APTA Quantifying and Reporting Transit Sustainability Metrics: This Recommended Practice provides guidance for reporting and tracking key indicators of sustainability for transit agency signatories to the APTA Sustainability Commitment.
AAA Your Driving Costs 2013 Edition: Based on the latest year's calculations the average car owner driving 15,000 miles per year spends $9,122 a year, or 60.8 cents per mile to own and operate a vehicle.