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Meet our WRTWC Staff
Our multidisciplinary team brings expertise in education, professional training, research, and outreach to a wide range of constituents.
Steve Albert, Director
Mr. Steve Albert is the Director of the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Steve has been addressing transportation challenges for over 25 years in both the largest metropolitan centers and our nation’s most rural settings. His experience managing the Houston transportation system (HOV, traffic management, ITS, special events), national and international consulting, and his pioneering research addressing rural transportation needs has allowed for a unique perspective of America’s transportation needs. Steve has been involved in addressing rural and urban transportation planning as well as research and development in traffic operations and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in over 35 states and has over 100 professional presentations and publications on related activities.
Susan Gallagher, Project Manager
Susan Gallagher manages workforce and education programs at the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University, promoting student research involvement, experiential learning opportunities, and professional development and networking activities; enhancing transportation curricula; grant writing; and conducting outreach to K-12 students. She brings to the project over 17 years of program development and management experience and has additionally served for 9 years as the Project Director of the FHWA-funded Summer Transportation Institute.
Karalyn Clouser, Marking and Outreach
Karalyn Clouser is a GIS and planning specialist with WTI. She has experience editing and managing spatial data to support transportation planning and implementation projects, and offers skills with numerous GIS tools and platforms including ESRI ArcGIS 10.5, QGIS, Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office and Erdas IMAGINE. At WTI, she has provided GIS and planning support to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Technical Assistance Center, which assists with the development of alternative transportation on federal lands. Her experience includes developing a route numbering system for the Boise District office of the Bureau of Land Management in Idaho. Ms. Clouser earned her B.S. in Earth Sciences (GIS/Planning) from MSU and is currently working on her Master of Sustainable Transportation at UW. She assists the WRTWC with marketing, outreach, communication, and research tasks.