A Business Plan for Montana by Montanans

For Montana by Montanans
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Led by Jason Matheny, Chairman and CEO of Davis Transport, Inc., and Thomas Walsh, President and CEO of Montana Rail Link, Inc., the Transportation Key Industry Network (KIN) will be asked to identify both opportunities for and challenges to growth in Montana's transportation industry. Members of this KIN will discuss and formulate goals and objectives that will facilitate growth and prosperity in the industry.

KIN Resources:

Presentation: Economy in the Big Sky | Census & Economic Information Center, Montana Department of Commerce

Report: Labor Day Report 2015 | Department of Labor & Industry

Draft KIN Recommendations

Meeting Agendas and Minutes:

7/15/2016 Agenda

7/15/2016 Minutes

10/7/2016 Agenda

10/7/2016 Minutes

5/26/2017 Agenda

5/26/2017 Minutes

Meeting Materials:

MSMP KIN Transportation References

DOR Presentation Tax Treatment of Transportation

SWIB Committee Structure and Oversight of KIN Recommendations

Transportation KIN Action Plan


  • Tom Walsh, President, Montana Rail Link (Co-Chair)
  • Jason Matheny, President, Davis Transport Inc. (Co-Chair)
  • Bill Lloyd, Transporation Business Unit Manager
  • Carla Allen, General Manager, Central Montana Railroad
  • John Pavsek, Senior Transporation Engineer, Morrison-Maierle, Inc.
  • John Shoff, Western States Division Manager, DOWL HKM
  • Kathy Fasso, Manager, Port of Montana
  • Jim Lewis, Montana Rail Link
  • Larry Bonderud, Mayor/Manager, City of Shelby
  • Michael O'Hara, Owner, O'Hara Land and Cattle
  • Jeremiah Lemons, Old Castle Materials
  • Steven Baeth, Project Manager, Knife River
  • Eric Phillips, Senior Vice President-Pricing and Revenue Management, Delta
  • David Freeman, Executive Vice President of Operations, BNSF
  • Matt Jones, Regional Director Public Affairs, BNSF
  • Gary Hooper, Chief Executive Officer, Neptune Aviation
  • Sten Solberg, President, Jones Brothers Trucking
  • Dave Gardner, Vice President of Maintenance, Mergenthaler Transfer and Storage
  • Scott Weiss, Managing Partner, DTS Logistics