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

Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Organization

Director's Office

Director Mike Tooley, an appointed member of the Governor's cabinet, is responsible for the department of transportation's activities and services. The director and support staff help ensure that we achieve our goal of serving the public with pride.

Mike Tooley

Director
406-444-6201

Deputy Director
406-444-6201

Public Involvement Coordinator
406-444-9415

Public Information Officer-US 93/Transportation Commission Secretary
406-444-6821

Special Projects Manager
406-444-5436

Public Information

The Public Information Office provides media support for the department. The Public Information Officer (PIO) acts as the Director's spokesperson and coordinates marketing activities; manages media contacts; writes speeches and press releases; and assists staff when media issues arise. In addition, the PIO coordinates publication of The Interchange, MDT's online employee newsletter, every payday.

Public Information Officer
406-444-6821

Public Involvement

Since transportation projects often impact Montana residents personally and professionally, this office works to increase public awareness of upcoming projects and to provide the public with ample opportunity to become involved in shaping project design and development.

This is primarily accomplished through two mechanisms: public meetings and news releases.

Public meetings
The Public Involvement Program coordinates meetings for upcoming projects throughout the state, working with district staff and MDT consultants to ensure that the department provides ample opportunity for public input and comment.
News releases
Public Involvement staff prepares and distributes news releases announcing proposed projects, including total reconstructions, railroad crossings, bridge replacements, temporary detours, and paving or overlay projects.

Public Involvement Coordinator
406-444-9415