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Major research organizations

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American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) established the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) for data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources. The Bureau strives to increase public awareness of the nation's transportation system and its implications and improve the transportation knowledge base of decision-makers.

John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an internationally recognized center of transportation and logistics expertise. Their work includes a broad mix of projects that cut across traditional transportation modes and technical disciplines.

Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network (MTKN)
The MTKN is a network of midwestern transportation libraries devoted to increasing collaboration among the region's transportation libraries and information centers so managers, engineers and planners are better able to find and apply the most recent, credible, and validated technical information to their current projects.

National Transportation Library
The National Transportation Library at the Bureau of Transportation Statistics is a repository of materials from public and private organizations around the country. The site includes the ability to search their catalog, full text publications by topic, and an online transportation reference shelf (including a transportation acronym guide, fact sheets, and directories).

Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin (TDA)
The Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin is a statewide, nonprofit organization working for an efficient transportation system that addresses safe mobility and economic growth. The site includes extensive information about the Association, upcoming meetings, publications and links to transportation sites, including those in Wisconsin.

Transportation Research Board (TRB)
The Board's mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation by stimulating and conducting research, facilitating the dissemination of information, and encouraging the implementation of research results. The site includes information about its Divisions, Programs and publications.

Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database
The Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation information. TRIS is produced and maintained by the Transportation Research Board. It contains almost a half million records of published and ongoing research on all modes and disciplines in the field of transportation.

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
The Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) is a federally owned and operated research facility in McLean, Virginia. TFHRC provides FHWA and the world highway community with the most advanced research and development related to new highway technologies. The research focuses on providing solutions to complex technical problems through the development of more economical, environmentally sensitive designs; more efficient, quality controlled constructions practices; and more durable materials.

United States Department of Transportation
Top level site for all agencies in the US Department of Transportation. Includes job postings, publications, news releases, dockets and forms.

US DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Wisconsin Division
The FHWA provides expertise, resources, and information to continually improve the quality of the nation's highway system and its intermodal connections. The site has full text of Administration publications, press releases, legislation and regulations, and information about its programs.

U.S. DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) is dedicated solely to the advancement of DOT priorities for innovation and research in transportation technologies and concepts—innovations that will improve our mobility, promote economic growth, and ultimately deliver a better integrated transportation system.

University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)
The UTC program exists to advance U.S. technology and expertise in the many disciplines comprising transportation through the mechanisms of education, research and technology transfer at university-based centers of excellence. The site includes a listing of all past and current UTC programs and a database of research reports produced by the centers.

Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS)
WTS is dedicated to excellence in transportation through the achievement and success of women. The site includes information about upcoming conferences, scholarships and links to chapter sites.

WisDOT RD&T program
Information and reports from WisDOT's research, development and technology transfer (RD&T) program.

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