Big Sky Chamber Seeks Local Input To Help Define Big Sky's Future Transportation Framework

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January 20, 2016
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Kitty Clemens
Executive Director
For Immediate Release:
Big Sky Chamber Seeks Local Input To Help Define Big Sky’s Future Transportation Framework
Big Sky Chamber And Western Transportation Institute To Host Three Transportation Meetings
Big Sky, Montana | January 20, 2016 – The Big Sky Chamber Of Commerce will host a series of three neighborhood meetings to discuss the future of transportation and an investment framework for the roadway systems in Big Sky. The meetings will focus on input with the needs of Big Sky’s three main neighborhoods - the Canyon, the Meadow, and the Mountain. Western Transportation Institute will facilitate these public meetings. The goal of the meetings is to seek input from local residents about Big Sky's transportation needs and priorities. Topics that need to be addressed include the capacity of the roadway system, short-term maintenance needs, speed limits, trail linkages, etc. An efficient transportation system is a key component to Big Sky's long-term success. Any transportation plan needs to be focused on safety, development, and overall improvements.
The Big Sky Chamber is organizing this series of meetings to facilitate an open discussion where the public, private, and non-profit sectors can communicate openly and share a vision for Big Sky's future transportation needs. If Big Sky applies for transportation funding, there needs to be community support and agreement as a result of a collaborative effort where everyone's thoughts, questions, and concerns are addressed in an open format.
The meetings will be conveniently held at a variety of times in order to accommodate the varied work and play schedules of Big Sky residents. All meetings will be held at the Big Sky Chapel. These are free meetings to attend and reservations are not required. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
The meetings will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, January 27 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 3 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 4 - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
These meetings will be hosted by the Big Sky Chamber, but will be facilitated by Western Transportation Institute. Western Transportation Institute, WTI, is a department of the College of Engineering at Montana State University. Based in Bozeman, Montana, WTI has been advancing the field of transportation since 1994. WTI specializes in rural transportation issues and understands the critical role that rural transportation plays in the lives of the people, the environment, and the economy.
WTI is one of the nation's leaders in rural transportation research. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration named Western Transportation Institute one of the top ten National University Transportation Centers. WTI will assist the Big Sky Chamber and the Big Sky community in the planning for Big Sky's future transportation infrastructure. 
For more information on Big Sky's transportation meetings, please contact Kitty Clemens at 406-995-3000 or To learn more about the Big Sky Chamber, visit their website ( To learn more about Western Transportation Institute, visit their website (

About the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce
The Big Sky Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association of more than 400 members at the local, state, and national level. The Chamber supports the community by operating the Big Sky and Greater Yellowstone Welcome Center conveniently located off of U.S. Highway 191, 43 miles south of Bozeman and just 50 miles north of the Yellowstone National Park west gate.  For more information visit

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Kitty Clemens, Executive Director