Lisa Ballard, President/Transportation Systems Engineer
Lisa Ballard, P.E., has an academic foundation in transportation engineering with practical experience in transportation system analysis, cost-benefit analysis, public transportation, rural issues, transportation in national parks, and business management.
A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and University of California Irvine, Ms. Ballard worked five years in southern California before moving to Bozeman in 2000. While working at the Western Transportation Institute, Ms. Ballard co-authored the Montana Handbook on Coordination and served as principal investigator on the project that launched the Montana 511 traveler information system.
In 2004, Ms. Ballard established Current Transportation Solutions. She helped start Streamline, Bozeman’s fixed-route service, and then served as Coordinator for four years. She also worked with Glacier National Park, helping establish their shuttle system. Recent work with the Yellowstone Business Partnership, Rimrock Trailways, and the Idaho Transportation Department, Butte-Silver Bow among others, is aimed at improving transportation in the northern Rockies. Her well-received 5311(f) program review for the Idaho Transportation Department led to a more thorough understanding of intercity transportation needs, and a change in business processes to better meet those needs.
As a business owner, Ms. Ballard is responsible for the financial well-being of her business. She completed the Small Business Association short course on business planning, helped develop a business/implementation plan for the Modoc Mobility Management Center, and maintains her own business plan, financial review, and goal setting.
Ted Lange, Multi-Modal Planner
Ted recently joined Current Transportation Solutions after spending eight years with the Bozeman-based Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT). He has extensive experience with many aspects of bicycle-pedestrian planning, policy and project development. He enjoys building and working with broad-based partnerships to design and implement projects. As Community Trails Planner for GVLT, he played significant roles on a wide range of projects working with partners at all levels of government and the private sector, as well as many community organizations. These projects included working with local government staff and developers to review and improve proposed trails and bicycle-pedestrian facilities in dozens of subdivisions; development of Bozeman’s Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Trails (PROST) Plan, Gallatin County’s “Interconnect” Parks and Trails Plan and Transportation in Subdivisions Regulations, the Bozeman Area Transportation Plan, and several city and county neighborhood plans; successful grant writing for foundation and government funding ranging from $3,000 to over $200,000; partnership building and project management for a variety of on-the-ground trail projects.
Mr. Lange also has a broad range of organizational skills and political experience developed through twenty years of work with Montana nonprofit organizations as well as the MSU Extension Service. These skills include extensive writing, editing and communications experience; public speaking; community organizing; developing public education and outreach campaigns; volunteer and events coordination; negotiating conservation easements; producing maps using GIS software; and political experience gained through three sessions as a lobbyist at the Montana Legislature during the 1990’s. Mr. Lange graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1988, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Geology with a concentration in Environmental Studies.