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A solid starting point for any transportation related Intemet search should begin with a search of the BTS home page (http:/lwww.bts.gov). The BTS was mandated by Congress through the ISTEA and was charged with the task of compiling, analyzing, and making accessible transportation information. The BTS site, established in 1995, is accessible through a variety of Intemet tools, including FOP, Gopher, and World Wide Web. Many of the BTS products can be both accessed and ordered at this site. Further information on the BTS site, as well as the listing of other transportation related Internet sources are provided below. On the Internet: Transportation Related Resources Additional sites are available and new ones are constantly being added. A majority of the Internet addresses are current as of 6/30/95, although updates have been provided where possible. 4.! Mailing Lists Mbiling Lists are used to bring people together with similar interests and allows the distribution of information pertaining to a particular-topic, as well as--enabling discussion on that topic. To join, you- must have an Intemet accessible e-mai! address which is then added to a distribution list by following a given set of instructions for that mailing list. "Generally, mailing lists are accessible with the following entries: The "subscribe" message (or other commands) is generally placed in the body of an e-mail message which is then sent to the address for the listserv/listproc/majordomo, unless otherwise noted. The "Subject:" line is generally ignored. For more information, send Be command lthelpt' to Be same address.") ' Internet Starter Kit. U.S. DeparOnent of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Formation Technology Center, p. 53, Fall 1995. 33

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L~stname: AMINE Address to subscribe: Gstse~v~cunyvrn.cuny.edu Message to send: subscribe airline List owner address: Geert K. Marien or or Address to subscribe: dot(~t3ew.dot.cagov or dot%t3ew~dot.cagov Description of the list: This group consists of public organizations which are part of the transportation industry. City/county road commissions, state/provincial DOTs, federal agencies, etc. are encouraged to participate in this discussion group. Also, private consulting firms and vendors who provide hardwarelsoftware solutions for the transportation industry are welcome to participate in this group. 34

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This is not restricted to any discipline, and includes both rank&file and management. How to subscribe: Put the word "subscribe" Without the quotes) In the "Subject:" line. > This is different Tom most lists! <==Commands are sent to the same address as messages to the list itself, so it is important that the listened recognize key words in the subject line. In the body ofthe message include the foDow~ng: - firstname lastname - classification, job title, and/or section - agencys name - agencies location or address L'stname: Electric Vehicle Address to subscribe: listserv~sjsuvmI.sjsu.edu Message to send: subscribe List owner address: Clyde R Hisser, KD6GWN OCR for page 31
List owner address: Demon Xiong or Stephen Gordon or Cecil Goodwin ~cecil~oodwin(~ece.engr.utLedu~ List topics: Intelligent vehicle highway systems Listname: RAILROAD Address to subscribe: iistse~v~cunyvm.auny.edu Message to send: subscribe railroad List owner address: Geert K. Mbrien List topics: Transit Issues Discussion List Note: Gatewayed to Usenet newsgroup misc.transport.urban-=ansit (which is generally a better way to read the articles if you have Usenet access.) L~stname: INSET A~RNATIVI:S Address to subscribe: majordomo~bga com Message to send: subscribe mansit-ak~ives List owner address: owner-=n~-a~nadves~bgacom List topic(s): persona rapid transit, RllF, peoplemovers, monorails, etc. L'stname: ~ANSIT-L Address to subscribe: listproc~cc.umanitobaca Message to send: subscribe transit-~ OCR for page 31
L'stname: Universities Transport Study Group Address to subscribe: ma~Ibase~ma~Ibase.ac.uk Message to send: join utsg List owner address: utsg-request~mailbase.ac.uk Sponsor: Universities Transport Study Group, Rev. of Leeds, United Kingdom List topicks3: This list aims to promote the exchange of views, news and information between researchers, academics and practitioners working in the field of transport Also to promote links, collaborative working, joint problem-solving and mutual support. Note: Add a "stop" command after the "join" command if you have a signature file. 4.2 TELNET and r1P Sites . Telnet allows a computer user in one location to establish an on-line connection with another computer in another location. It allows the user's computer to utilize the remote computer system as if it were physically located there. Although telnet is one of the original Inter net tools and much of the information is now available on other Internet tools (e.g., World wide Web), it can still be useful for connecting to databases, library catalogs, campus directories, and a variety of information resources around the world. File Transfer Protocol COP) is an Intemet tool that lets you transfer (send and receive) files from one Intemet connected computer to another. Files capable of being transferred include text fees, software programs, graphic images, sounds, etc. The FTP sites are usually organized by directories and are a more efficient method oftransfer~ing large data files over the Intemet. Many FTP files, however, may transfer in a compressed form and need to be decompressed or '`unzipped" which require special decompression tools (e.g., PKUN~P) which are available at many FTP sites. Below is a listing of Teinet and [TP sites: Bureau of Transportation Statistics Address: fcp.bts.gov Description: FTP to this system for access to census and other transportation-related data. See also the WWW listing. 3 ,7

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FedworId Address: Pcp.f~worId.gov Description: Telnet or PIP. Obtain goverrunent documents and connect to more than 135 federal agency BBSs. EDGE Address: pldsg3.gstc.nasa.gov Description: FrP. Database of satellite science data. GLE; Address: glis.cr.usgs.gov Description: Global land use information system (GLIS). Map data can be exanuned and ordered (you must register first). I,ibra~y of Congress Address: locis.loc.gov Description: Telnet. The LOCIS catalog system (M-F 9am - 9p.= EST, shorter weekend hours). MOSAIC Address: Rp.c~ n&ana edu Description: l-1~. Shareware version of MOSAIC in Me directory: pub/pc/win3/winsock Worid Window Gateway Address: library.wnsH.edu Description: Teinet to hundreds of Interpret systems (must register first). 4 Gopher . . Gophers are hierarchical, menu-driven Internet tools which allow information to be organized in an easy to navigate and easy to browse ibshio'L . . . , Bureau of Transportation Stadstics/US DOT Address: gopher://gopher.bts.gov Description: Provides infonnation about the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics including product information and on-line order forms. Provides access to the Transportation Statistics Annual Report and information on the SMART Project (State and Metropolitan Analysis for Regional Transportation). Provides access to searchable on-line US DOT phone book Includes access data on Trans-Border Surface Freight, Traflic Safety, Rail Waybill. . 38 , . .

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Federal Aviation Admin~stration/US DOT Address: gopher://gopher.faa.gov Description: Provides information on the FAA and its programs including air navigation, air =ffic control, aviation certification and regulation, aviation security, environmental impact m~ru~7uzation, and aviation research and development. General Accounting Office Transportation Related Reports Address: gopher://w~retap.spies.com: 70/00/Gov/GAO-Trans 13escr~phon: Provides on-line GAO reports related to transportation International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies Address: gopher://herc~es.sjsu.edu: 70/] Description: Provides basic info~ion on USTPS wad lilacs to other transportation resources ~STPS was established at San Jose State Un~versibr as put of the Intem~o~ Surface Transposition Effiaency Act of 1991) Minnesota Department of Transportation Address: gopher://gopher.dot.state.mn.us: 70/! Description: Provides resource material on Minnesota's DOT and state transportation planrung Oregon Department of Transportation Address: gopher://gopher.odot.or.gov:70/1 Description: Provides information on highway roads, Oregon weather reports, Marc volume and He bid status for ~sportation related projects. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Address: gopher://gopher.upenn.edu Description. Provides searchable database Suburban transit, city transit and regions rail schedules United States Depal-bllent of Transportation Address: gopher://gopher.dot.gov Description: Provides background and mission oriented infonnation for the federal Department of Transportation and its operating a~rninis~tions 4 World Wide Web The World Wide Web is a hypertext interface to Internet information resources. Hypertext is text with transparent embedded linkages to other swear resources or documents. The World Wide Web supports a fit range of muld-media on He l~ternet including, sound, graphics, images and video. 39

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Alaskan Transportation Community Address: http://www.alaskan.corn/transportationalt.htm! Description: Part of the Alaskan Center Home Page. Provides information on Alaskan airline routes, schedules fares and infonnation on Alaskan highways, ferries and railroads. ASC:E: Transportation, Research, Education, and Development Address: http://transnet.ce.gatech.edu/tread Descnphon: The ASCE Urban Transportation Decision. Links to WWW, b-1r, TELNET, BBS, and e-mail servers. Anation Resources Address: ht~p://www.demon.co.uic/aeronet Description: Provides on-line infonnation on the asnation industry inks to ~ndimbuals comparues Av~adon WWW Address: ht~p://av~ationjsc.nasagov Description: Provides information on Federal Aviation Admi~on, NASA Aeronautical Research facilities, flight planning software, weather, simulators. Also points to other related gopher and web sites Bureau of Transportation Stat~sHcs/US DOT Address: http://www.bts.gov ~ Description: The most comprehensive of the transportation-related sites. Provides information about the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics including product information and on-line order forms. Provides access to the Transportation Statistics Annual Report and information on the SMART Project (State and Metropolitan Analysis for Regional Transportation). Provides access to searchable on-line US DOT phone book In addition to the above World Wide Web address, a listing of the BTS's current products and announcements can be accessed ele~on~cally In several ways: E-Mail: info~bts.gov Gopher Site: gopher]/gopher.bts.gov File Transfer Protocol (bull): bcp:f/6cp.bts.gov Electronic Bulletin Board System ( BBS) (80033634BTS The BTS can also be contacted directly regarding statistical information and products by caging (8003 853-1351 California Department of Transportation Address: http://www.dot.ca.gov Description: Provides resource material on California's DOT, state transportation planning and pointers to other transportation resources 40

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California PATH (Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways) Address: http://www-path.eecs.berkeley.edu/ Description: PAM is a joint venture of the Un~versi~ of California, the Califom~a Department of Transportation, and private industry to develop more efficient transit and highway systems. This site provides information on PATH activities and on-going research. Census Tiger Files Address: http://www.census.gov/tiger/tiger.htm! Description: Provides information on the TIGER system at the U.S. Census Bureau as wed as the TIGER~ine files available to the public. TIGER/Line technical documentation and some sample data sets also available. Center for Advance Aviation System Development Address: hup:/lwww.caasd.org/ Description: Provides ~nform~ion on the Federal Amazon Adm~nishadon's sponsored and federally funded research and development center operated by Mime Corporation Includes a searchable database of technical reports and conference doaunents Center for Transportation Research University of Texas Address: ht~p://www.utexas.edu/depts/ctr! Description: Provides inforrnabotr on He center and its publications. Center for Transportation Research Virginia Tech Address: http://www.ctr.vt.edu/ Descnption: Provides infonnation on the center, its staff research projects and labs. Center for Transportation Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology Address: http://web.m~.edu/aEs/a~ena m~t.edu/org/c/cts/www/ Description: Provides an overview of the center and a background on its research program, projects and educational outreach. Center for Transportation Studies Uni sty of W~scons~n-Milwaukee Address: http://www.uwm.edu:8O/Dept/CUTS/ Description: Provides information on the program, current research summaries and Gaining programs. Centre for Logistics and Transportation rranfield University, School of Management Address: http://www.cranfield.ac.uklsom/cclt/ccit.html Description: Describes academic program and provides links to other transportation and logistics ternet information sources. 41

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Commercial Aviation Resource Center Address: http://www.w3.one.net/~flypba/Airlines/a~rlines Description: Provides information on and links to commercial airlines, airports, a~rcraR manufacturers, among other items. Cyberspace Worlc! Railroad Address: http://www.mcs.com/~sdawdy/cyberoad.h~ Description: Provides many mid related resources including browsable Amtrak schedules, Rail Canada schedules, infonnation on Chicago Metra commuter rail system Electric Vehicle National Dabs Center University of Hawaii Address: http://www.ev.hawau.edu:80/ Desmphon: This ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency3 center providers information on He latest research on electric vehicles, and related matenals on data acquisition, simulation and Con. Engineer~ng-and-Technology Transportation Amen Address: http:Hgala~y.e~net.net/gala~y/En ~nng-and-TechnologytIransportabon.hunl Description: Provides good index of ~sportation WOW pages Environment Protection Agency (SPA) National Gas Program Address: http://www.epagov/ngispr/ Descnphon: Provides inforTnadon on using GIS to ideate potential environmental problems. Also includes pointers to EPA public access database information. Federal Aviation Admin~stration/US DOT Address: hup://ww~.~a gov Descnphon: Provides information on the FAA and its programs including air navigation, air Chic control, aviation certification and regulation, aviation security, environment impact mumuzation, and aviation research and development. Federal Aviation Admin~s*-ation's Technical Center Address: http://www.Ic.faagov Description: The FAA's Technical Center Is a premiere aviation research, development, engineering, test and evaluation Cecilia. This site describes the Centeds activities and provides infonnabon on related FAA laboratories, ongoing research, and He FAA Technology Transfer program. Federal Geographic Data Committee Elome Page Address: http://fgdc.er.usgs.gov/fgdc.html Description: Provides infonnation on He National Spatial Data ~saucture (NSD0. Site also includes pointers to additional information on NSDI. the Spatial Data Clearinghouse and Metadata Standards. 42

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Fecleral Highway Acimin~stration/US DOT Address: http://www.dot.gov/dotinfo/f~wa/fl,wa.html Description: Provides information on FHWA activities and mission including ITS and FHWA's Office of Technology Applications. Federal Transit Author~br/US DOT Address: ht~://ww~v.dot.gov/dotinfo/fla/~ndex.htm] Description: Provides description of the FTA mission and general FTA information, including person- nel list, e-mai! addresses and FTA's strategic plan. FedworId Address: http://www.fedworld.gov Description: U.~. Federal government listings and FTP libr`anes. Gateway to 130 BBSs (select the PELLET link Then, from the main menu type "Igo gateway") General Av~adon Information Home Page Address: ht~://acro.harvard.edu/GA/ga_hom. epg.htnd Description: Provides federal aviation regulations archives, airmen's information mcanua], pilot/con- troller glossary, FAA service difficulty reports, list of airports and Bight planning software, and mete index of Bernet aviation servers, among over items. Geospa~cial Data-Metanata Information Address: http://www.cecer.a~y.mil/~records/geospatial.htrn! Description: Provides pointers to basic information on building a GIS database including data sources, data quality and types of data. Geospatial Search Engine: GemSpatial Met~nata Management System Address: hup://waisqvarsaer.usgs.gov/public/n~-lultiquer~r.htm! Description: The USGS (U.S. Cicographic. Service) has developed a prototype search engine for extracting geospatial information. Users specify searches through the creation of bounding rectangles using either latitude and longitude coordinate values or a state name that is converted into coordinate information. Georgia State DOT Address: http://www.dot.state.ga.us/ Description: Provides information on activities and programs of the Georgia state DOT GeoWeb Project Address: ht~p://w~ngs.bu~alo.edu/geoweb/general.hun! Description: Provides an index to Sterner geographic information. GIS WHEW Senrer Resource List Address: http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/giswww.html Description: Provides an organized index of GIS and remote sensing world wide web servers. 43

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Infrastructure Technology Institute Northwestern University Address: http:/~ti.acns.nwu.edu/ Description: Prov des information on the institute, its research projects, publications, clearinghouses and library services. Site is searchable. Institute for Transportation Research & Education University of Norm Carolina Address: http:/ftre.uncecs.edu:g0r~ndex.htrnl Description: Provides innovation on ITRE, transportation research and technical assistance, the Center for Transportation and the Environment, and the Southeastern Transportation Center, among other items. Also provides an interactive highway map a user can query for details and locations of North Carolina DOT constriction projects Institute for Transport Studies Home Page University of Leeds Address: ht~p:/f~tsO2.1eeds.ac.uW Description: Provides information on the Institute with a focus on the data and information pertaining to planning, design, operation and use of land transport facilities in Europe and developing countries. Also points to other Sterner transportation related sites. Institute of Transportation Engineers Address: http://www.ite.org Description: Provides information on Lyle, a wide range of transportation news 1TE position papers and background documents, ~nclu&ng ITS. Integrated Transportation Management Center Texas T~ansportabon Institute Address: http:/A~erman.tamu.edu:8O/ Description: Provides background on ~C, advanced concepts in integrated traffic control systems and links to other related sites ITS Online Address: ht~p://www.itsonline.com Description: Provides information on international developments in advanced transportation technol- ogy, including intelligent transportation systems. This is a large site with dozens of hypertext connections to site's such as ITS Yellow Pages, ITS Calendar, the ITS Web Tour Includes sixteen of the best ITS-related web sites), ITS Product and Service Providers, various state DOT and local sites (e.g., On-line Tour of State Departments of Transportation), sites describing specific state and Federal lids projects, and other transportation related connections. Library of Congress Address: http:/1cweb.loc.gov/homepageAchp.htm! Description: Services, publications, digital library collections, databases and on-line systems. Hundreds of services and links to state/Iocal sites. 44

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McTrans Address: http://ww~v-mctrans.ce.ufl.edu/mct.htm Description: Center for microcomputers In transportation. Minnesota State Department of Transportation Address: http://ww~v.dot.state.rnn.us/ Description: Provides resource material on Minnesota's DOT and state transportation planning NAITANet Address: http://www.naBca.net Description: Provides information of interest to the international trade community, pertaining the Norm American Free Trade Agreement. Geared toward small business with a focus on electronic com- merce/ele~onac data-interchange. Available in English and Splash. National Center for Vehicle Emissions Control & Safer Address: ht~p://www.colostate.edu/Depts/NCVECS/ncvecs.hun} Description: Provides information on the center and on-going research, including mobile source emissions, light duty vehicle emissions, basic and enhanced inspection program issues' federal and state legislative activities, among other items. NASA Aviation Operations Branch Address: http://olias.arc.nasa.gov Description: Research in NASA's Aviation Operations focuses on solving operational problems identified by clients in He aviation community, including operators, regulators; and airframe manufacturers. This site promdes background on Me branch arid information on their products and on-gong research. NewsPag~Transportation Related Limp Address: .~.ttp:,//www.newspage.comINEWSPAGE/cgi-bin/walk.cgi/NEWSPAGE/Infold21dS/dl3/ Description: NewsPage reviews 25,000 plus press releases and news stories daily, and then provides subject organized pointers to these. Generally, there are multiple transportation related links on a daily ~)aSISe New York City Transportation System Address: http://www.mediabndge.com/nyc/transportation Description: Provides guides to NYC's Hound, air, water, bridge and tunnel systems. North Carolina State DOT Address: hl;tp:/~tre.uncecs.edu/dot Description: North Carolina state DOT worked with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education ~E) at the University of Norm Carolina to establish this site which provides information on state transportation and development issues. 45

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OakRidge Transportation Technology Center TORI OakRidge National Laboratory Address: http:~/www.o~.gov/ jkm/ortran_hompage.htm! Description: Provides description of the centers mission and its activities. Philadelphia Transportation Alternatives Address: http://www.voicenet.com~phiDy/transport Description: Provides discussion of current Philadelphia transportation systems and proposed alternatives. PC-Trans University of Kansas Address: http://kibub.cc.ukans.edu/~pctnansh~nde~h~ Description: Prc`'ides technical support for transportation related software as wed as an. electronic forum for Be exchange of ideas and emergences between ~nsportaicion planners and prodders. Site is a FHWA designated software distribution center. Princeton University's Directory of Transportation Resources Address: http://dragoILp~nceton.edu/~dhb/ Descnption: Maintained by He Intelligent Transportation Systems Program at Princeton University, this site contains one of the most comprehensive and weD-organ~zed directory of transportation infor- mation (e.g., highway, transit and tail system information, airports and airlines. transportation-related organ~zabons etc.) currently available on He ]:ntemet. Railroad Related Bernet Resources Home Page Address: http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/users/bowdidge/railroad/rail-home.h~ Descnption: Provides one-stop WWW source pointing to interesting railroad related infonnation sources on Intemet Railway Technical Research Destitute (INTRO Address: ht~p://w~w.rtri.orjpA~ndex.hirn} Desctiphon: Prowdes infonnation on He RTRI in Tokyo, Japan and its research and activates on state of the art railway technologies. Resources for Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing Address: http://ww~v.uwsp.edu/acaddept/geog/cart.htm Description: Provides an organized index to Internet resources for cartography and map resources, geographic infonnation systems and remote sensing. Riderlink Address: http://transit.metroke.gov/r~derlinkhtml Description: Provides information on the joint project between Seattle Metro and the Overiak Transportation Managements Association. Provides electronic access to ndeshare and transit informa- tion and is designed to increase awareness of transportation option. Also provides connections to other WW\AT transportation sites. 46:

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Starting Points for GISlCartography A d d r e s s : h t t p : / / w w w . i l c o . u n ~ t . n o / g ~ s e n . h t m ] Description: Provides organized index to GIS related resources on the Intemet and includes links to demos of GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) and ARC-INFO. stats Canada Address: http://www.sracan.ca Description: Provides general information on Stats Canada, its catalogs, publications, research papers. Also a daily news feed. Available in English and French. Subway Navigator Address: http://metro jussieu.fr: 10001lbin/cities/english Description: Searchable database to subway systems in various cities around the.world. Provides clickable maps to Dose systems. Tens State DOT Address: ht~p://www.texas.gov/agency/601.html Description: Provides information disseminated by the Texas state DOT. Still under development. Texas Transportation Institute Address: ht~p:/~ermantamu.edu Description Provides information on the institute and its development of an Integrated Transportation Management Center ((IMC). Transit Resources Address: http://server.berkeley.edu/Transit/OtherAinks.htnd Description: Links to Internet transit resources (Bay Area, DAR, Eurostar, NYC, Seattle, SEPTA, etc.). Transportation Law Journal Address: http://mercury.cair.du.edu/~transplj/ Description: Published at the University of Denver's College of Law, this journal addresses domestic and international developments of legal, regulatory, economic and political interest in all modes of transportation, including pipelines, freight forwarders, brokers and air, motor, rail and water carriage. Site provides on-line access to this journal. Transportation Research Board Address: http://www.nas.edu/trb Transportation Research and Education Center Georgia Tech Address: http://www.ce.gatech.edu/centersmlEC/trec.html Description: Provides information on the center and its research and educational activities induding, poor visibility warning Systems, radar propagation studies, automated highway studies and signal timing improvement studies, among others. 47

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TruckerslTransportation ElomePage Address: ht~p://www.gate.nev~mwreed/ Description: Provides innovation on and pointers to transportation new, transportation related com- panies on the ~et, driver alerts, weather and road conditions, among other items. United States Congress Address: hup://www.house.gov/or hup://www.senate.gov/ Description: The legislative process, who's who, committees, on-line law library, bid searches and citizen input. United States Department of Transportation Address: http://www.dot.gov Description.-il?rovides background and mission oriented infonnation for the fedora! Department of Transportation and its operating administrations. University of California ~vine, Graduate Program in Transportation Science Abbess: http://www.socsa.ua.edu/~ans/trans.hun} Descnption: Provides information on He UC proven as well as pointers to other transportation infor- mation on the ~ternet. University of Manitoba, Transportation Engineering Abbess: http://www.ce.uman~tobaca/transport/home.hun! Description: Provides list of and inforrnai~on about transportation research projects underway including GIS, intelligent vehicle highway systems and topic information systems. University of Technology-ITS Home Page Address: http://ww~v.ee.uts.edu.au/eeof~ts/~ts.htm} Description: Provides information of current ITS research at the University of Technology (Sydney, Austraba3, ITS posii~on~ng archives and pointers to other fRs Internet sites. U.S. Coast Guard/US DOT Address: http://www.dot.gov/dodnfo/uscg/welcome.hun! Description: Provides infonnadon on Coast Guard mission and activities U.S. Federal Trade Commission Address: hup://www.f~c.gov Description: Prov~cles infonnation on the FTC, [TC news releases, organizational structure and its product seances. U.S. House of Representatives-Committee Jurisdiction, Transportation and Infrastructure Address: http://www.house.gov/Juns_Transportation.h~ Description: Provides text which describes jurisdiction of House committees In relation to transporta- tion and in~n~cture issues. 4S

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U.S. Senat~Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Address: http://polic~r.net/capweb/senate/SenateCom/COM.html Description: Provides a description of the jurisdiction of the Senate's Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation as well as a listing of committee members. USA CityLink Project Address: http://neosoR.com/citylink/ Description: Provides a wide varie y of information on public sector agencies, including transportation; organized first by state and then by city virtual Railroad Home Page Address: http://gpu.srv.ualbertaca:80/~ybeaudoW~rtual_Railroad/home.htm Description: Connation hub for Internet resources associated wad railroads Virginia Transportation Research Council University of Virginia Address: httE'://pratt.vtrc.v~rg~n~aedu/home.hun] Des~phon: Provides information on the council, the V'rg ala Transportation Technology Transfer Center arid Inks to the V~rg~a DOT home page. Virginia State Depa'-~'ent of Transportation Address: http://pratt.vtrc.v~rginiaedu/vdot.htnd Description: Provides information on the Virginia state DOT and its publications, programs and activities. Includes information on toll roads and driving tips as well as phone numbers of key contact individuals. Washington State Department of Transportation Address: http://www.wsdot.wagov Description: Provides information on the state's transportation commission. Washington state's Trans2000 proposal, and Washington state regional transportation information including uafflc and road information, Chic Dow maps, schedules and information on Washington state ferries. Wig soon implement a searchable database of transportation research papers. The World ~ Guide to Transportation Address: http://www.thewodd.commIAVE~SPOR/SUB]ECT.HTM Description: Provides an index of transportation related resources on the Intemet, organized by air, rail, road and sea. World Wide Web Virtual Libras: Aviation Address: http://macwww.db.erau.edu/www v~rtual_lib/av~atio~htm! Description: Provides awed-organi~ index of aviation related resource 49