Montana Department of Transportation

Bigge Crane Megaload Permit Issued

A permit has been issued for a megaload to travel from Idaho through Montana to Great Falls. The move, planned for seven stages, will travel at night to minimize travel disruptions to others along the route. MORE INFORMATION

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identifying and planning

Identifying and planning for transportation needs

Transportation planning plays a fundamental role in a state, region, or community's vision for its future. Planning typically provides a blueprint to guide the decisions and investments needed to develop a transportation system that serves its citizens', communities', and economy's future needs. The following strategies include a range of planning and analysis tools necessary to successfully plan for transportation in your community: a comprehensive consideration of possible strategies; an encompassing evaluation and analysis process; meaningful community engagement; the collaboration of relevant transportation-related agencies and organizations; and open, timely, and meaningful public involvement.

Case studies that feature tools for identifying and planning for transportation needs include the following: