A National Transportation Knowledge Network?

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  • #97845

    Have you seen this video? Heard of this idea? Thoughts?

  • #97863

    Patrick Quinn

    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?

  • #97861

    Of course – no problem! It’s not ours…I found it from this tweet: http://twitter.com/heathmocha/statuses/12228029724

  • #97859

    Patrick Quinn

    Aha! heathmocha is one of our Kansas homies. I flat-out missed that one.

  • #97857

    Jake Akervik

    You can find more info here – Minnesota was a participant in this project:

    Care to help me out with our social media initiative? Fan/Follow Mn/DOT Research on Facebook and Twitter – http://www.facebook.com/MnDOTResearchhttp://www.twitter.com/MnDOTResearch

  • #97855

    Kendra K. Levine

    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.

  • #97853

    Srinidhi Boray

    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.

  • #97851

    Srinidhi Boray

    Awesome!! I hope to do this some convenient time. America is certainly a landscape offering much diversity.

    Thanks for the information.


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    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

  • #97847

    Awesome – thanks for the intel, Matthew!

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