April 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm #97845
Have you seen this video? Heard of this idea? Thoughts?
April 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm #97863
Great video. I concur with the argument. Is TRB taking a leadership role here?
Andrew, I’d like to link from K-TOC, even embed this if I can do so. Is that OK?
April 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm #97861
Of course – no problem! It’s not ours…I found it from this tweet: http://twitter.com/heathmocha/statuses/12228029724
April 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm #97859
Aha! heathmocha is one of our Kansas homies. I flat-out missed that one.
April 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm #97857
You can find more info here – Minnesota was a participant in this project:
April 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm #97855
Kendra K. LevineParticipant
Yes! TransportationResearch.gov is the central place for the National Transportation Knowledge Network for the time being. Right now most of the action is happening withing the regional TKNs while we’re waiting for NTKN funding.
I would love to see more people from outside the library community involved with this initiative. I’m currently Chair of the Western Transportation Knowledge Network (http://wtkn.org), and this sort of outreach is a high priority for me.
April 16, 2010 at 9:27 pm #97853
Interesting video. That govt has allocated $ 48 Billion under Recovery Act towards the creation of High Speed Rail n/w over the country, it has triggered splurge of planning activities over the world. Especially among those who have already developed high speed train capability (speed reaching 150 Miles). The plan envisages to further leverage the inter-modal network. This plan needs co-ordination between federal and state offices. Furthermore among hundreds of manufactures spread out globally.
High Speed Train is believed to trigger the manufacturing base for a while and many ancillary units are also expected to emerge. Of course!! IT, especially the wireless is expected to play a big role in developing state of art services for the travelers.
Has anyone travelled by Adirondack Train to Toronto via NY. From DC to Toronto by Train is mere $100 /- one way. Cant beat that price and awesome journey.
Need to be seen how this turns out.
April 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm #97851
Awesome!! I hope to do this some convenient time. America is certainly a landscape offering much diversity.
Thanks for the information.
April 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm #97849
It was produced by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and originally posted to their website. I re-posted it to our library’s YouTube channel. If you’d like to see the better quality original, it can be found here: http://on.dot.wi.gov/wisdotresearch/database/videos/ntkn-v.htm Glad to see it generating awareness and discussion. Related material: Transportation Research Board – Special Report 284 – Transportation Knowledge Networks: A management strategy for the 21st Century http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr284.pdf and the National Transportation Library’s information page on the project: http://ntl.bts.gov/networking/index.html
April 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm #97847
Awesome – thanks for the intel, Matthew!
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