The West Region Transportation Workforce Center is based at the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University and works with partners at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University.  

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In addition to working with regional stakeholders, the WRTWC will take the lead to develop and disseminate resources specific to key national issues: rural and tribal transportation, transportation safety, mobility and livability issues, and transportation on federal lands. The Center works with the following partner organizations to share and disseminate expertise in these areas:

National Center for Rural Road Safety  tln

 

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Small Urban and Rural Livibility Center

 

Stakeholder Engagement Group 

To guide the strategic direction of the Center, the WRTWC formed a Stakeholder Engagement Group with representation from industry and industry associations across modes, as well as representatives from labor, workforce, and education entities. Members of the stakeholder group work in an advisory capacity to share their experience and insight at the state and local levels. 

Stakeholder Group Members: 

 Member 

 Affiliation 

 State 

 Sector 

 Bob Anderson

Montana State University-Northern 

MT 

Education (community college) 

 Connie Ashbrook

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. 

OR 

Labor (apprenticeship); non-profit 

 Byron Bluehorse

Alaska Tribal Technical Assistance Program Center

AK 

Education (professional development/training) 

 Julie Cain

Oregon Department of Transportation, Human Resources

OR 

Industry 

 Tony Glenn

Nebraska Department of Education

NE 

Education  

(CTE/K-12) 

 Amanda Holland

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, Administrative Services Division

AK 

Industry 

 Jana Jarvis

Oregon Trucking Association 

OR 

Industry 

 Joel Jundt

South Dakota Department of Transportation, Deputy Secretary  

SD 

Industry 

 Justin Leighton  

Washington State Transit Association 

WA 

Industry 

 Jason Sutheimer 

North Dakota Department of Transportation, Recruiter 

ND 

Industry 

 Larry Williams 

Bureau of Labor and Industries, Apprenticeship and Training Division 

OR 

Labor 

 

The Stakeholder Group advises the Center on a variety of issues, including: