All Transit - Source for transit connectivity, access, and frequency data in the U.S.
BeatTheTraffic - Check live traffic conditions in cities across the United States. Processes and integrates real-time road traffic and weather information from numerous public and private sources, predicts traffic patterns and suggests routes so users can arrive at their destinations rested and ready.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics - Created to administer data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources. Over the years of its existence, BTS established itself with a focus in three key areas, each mandated by legislation: 1) compiling, analyzing, and publishing a comprehensive set of transportation statistics; 2) making statistics readily accessible; and 3) implementing a long term data collection program.
Caltrans Quickmap - Presents several types of California real-time traffic information layered on a Google Map. Maintained by California's Department of Transportation.
Chicago "L" - Information on Chicago's rapid transit system.
Commuter Check - A national program providing administrative and marketing services that support public/private efforts to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and promote use of public transportation. Commuter Checks are vouchers employers provide to their employees for buying transit tickets, passes and tokens. They are used as an employee benefit, either as a substitute for taxable salary (offered on a pre-tax basis like a 401K) or supplemental company-paid benefit.
Complete the Streets - Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and bus riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street. In communities across the country, a movement is growing to complete the streets. States, cities and towns are asking their planners, engineers and designers to build road networks that welcome all citizens.
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) - First enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1975, the purpose of CAFE is to reduce energy consumption by increasing the fuel economy of cars and light trucks. Regulating CAFE is the responsibility of two federal agencies: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). NHTSA sets fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.; EPA calculates the average fuel economy for each manufacturer. This site contains an immense amount of information about the CAFE program, including a program overview, related rulemaking activities, research, fleet characteristics and summaries of manufacturers' fuel economy performance since 1978.
Davis Bicycles - A nonprofit citizen group dedicated to promoting bicycling in Davis, California, through advocacy, education, encouragement, and design. It works to encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve infrastructure, influence policy, and advocate for a vibrant bicycle culture in Davis.
Department for Transport (UK) - UK Aviation, Freight Logistics, Integrated Transport, Local Transport, Mobility and Inclusion, Railways, Roads, Vehicles and Road Safety, Science and Research, Shipping, Transport Safety, Transport Statistics information.
Distribution-Publications, Inc. (DPI) - Established in 1975 as a publisher of ocean and intermodal freight tariffs. During our early years in business, we concentrated our expertise in filing joint ICC/FMC intermodal tariffs. Since 1984, it has focused on helping clients comply with US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) regulations. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998 has given DPI new opportunities to publish tariffs on its web site. As a consultant, it provides expert assistance on FMC tariffs, service contract regulations, and licensing requirements for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTIs).
Dutch Cycling Embassy - Cycling contributes significantly to urban mobility, road safety, traffic flow, liveability, the economy, social inclusion, health and emission reductions. The Dutch experience with cycling, be it urban planning, road design, bikeparking, traffic policy or (e)bikes, has value for other countries as well.
European Transport Forum (ETF) - Europe's leading transport news portal. The ETF tracks all issues connected with the European transport sector and aggregates news, analyses, statistics, legislation and financing opportunities in an easy-to-use website. The portal covers transport issues across all modes (road, rail, intermodality, maritime, air) and has quickly established itself as the transport news source of first choice across Europe.
Eurotunnel - The operator of the high speed transport system linking the UK to France through the Channel Tunnel. Runs high speed car, coach and freight shuttles.
Forwarderlaw - Comprehensive resource for legal information on freight forwarding.
Forwarders - Freight forwarding services directory. Find the companies you need by name, location, services required, or any keyword.
Free Public Trnsportation - With just a marginal tax-raise (in Stockholm, capital of Sweden, all commuters who earns less than 5000 Euros a month would benefit from this), the public transport system could be made free at the point of entry. This would lead to a decline in car-traffic and a surge in the demand for public transportation, which in turn would stimulate a much needed capacity and comfort increase in the public transport system.
Freight Calculator - International freight calculators, ocean cargo containers, consolidations, air freight, international moving cost.
freightquote - Freight services: rate your shipment, choose a carrier to pick up your shipment, track your shipments.
Freightworld - Professional guide to worldwide freight transportation. Seaports, maritime, logistics providers, trucking, airlines, forwarders, railroads, tracking.
Geography of Transport Systems - Multimedia information about transport geography, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts.
Gilmore v. Ashcroft - John Gilmore's case is about one thing: the right to travel. The court will have to determine the answers to two questions: Do citizens need to show ID in order to travel in the U.S.? If the answer is 'yes', is this constitutional?
Hyperloop - A proposed mode of high-speed transportation developed by the entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Musk envisioned the system as a 'fifth mode' of transportation: an alternative to boats, aircraft, automobiles, and trains. Musk stated that it "could revolutionize travel". Also see:
International Bicycle Safety - A guide to international bike and helmet safety, traffic laws, gear, and travel, spanning Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, North America, and Latin America.
Jobs to Move America - A national project dedicated to ensuring that the billions of public dollars spent on public transit systems create better results for our communities: good jobs, cleaner equipment and more opportunity for low income people.
Journal of Transport Geography - Focuses on transport policy practice and analysis in the wake of political and policy changes, huge transport infrastructure projects and responses to urban traffic congestion.
Logistics Portal - A social network and information resource that shares the latest logistics news, supply chain tools, transportation resources, shipping schedules and connects people who work within the freight, logistics and supply chain industry.
LogLink - Air, rail, sea, and land transport and logistics resources and news.
McTrans (Center for Microcomputers in Transportation) - In May, 1986, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) established McTrans to serve the nation as a resource for the distribution and support of microcomputer software in the highway transportation field. Replacing three existing centers and now operating independently of FHWA, McTrans provides expert technical advice, information exchange and a wide range of transportation-related software. Areas represented by the software include construction management; environmental; highway design, pavements, bridges and hydraulics; maintenance; safety; surveying; traffic engineering; transit; and urban transportation planning. McTrans distributes public domain software developed by FHWA, state DOTs, universities, local transportation agencies and private individuals. The McTrans also distributes both transportation and some general purpose "shareware" programs and many privately developed software packages.
Mobycon - An independent research and consulting company with more than 25 years of experience working in The Netherlands. Provides services related to managing traffic, transportation and mobility.
National Transportation Exchange (NTE) - Enables manufacturers, retailers, third-party logistics providers and others who ship goods or materials to quickly buy available transportation capacity from carriers.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) - An independent U.S. Federal agency that investigates every civil aviation accident in the U.S. and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation, conducts special investigations and safety studies, and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents.
New York Roads, Crossings and Exits - Find listings of exits for major roadways; links to current traffic conditions and traffic cameras; and histories of the roadways. There's a section on planned roadways that were never built and another devoted to the crossings in the New York area. Map lovers and historians will enjoy viewing a variety of maps of roadways as they were built over the decades. Maintained by Steve Anderson.
Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) - World's largest bibliographic database pertaining to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), containing over 16,000 citations. PATH is a collaboration between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the University of California, other public and private academic institutions, and private industry.
Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System - Intended to provide practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who walk. The online tools provide the user with a list of possible engineering, education, or enforcement treatments to improve pedestrian safety and/or mobility based on user input about a specific location.
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration - The department within the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration that is responsible for coordinating a national safety program for the transportation of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway and water.
PTV Group - Transport planning, traffic simulation, traffic engineering, traffic prediction, and traffic signal control software.
RAND Research Area: Transportation - RAND's transportation research includes a wide range of topics, such as sustainable transportation, safety, transit, land use, logistics, infrastructure and corridor planning, transportation finance, and training for transportation and logistics providers.
TaxiFareFinder.com - Estimate your taxi cab fare and rates. Enter your location & get the distance, duration, and estimated fare.
TNL Global - Transportation spend management and optimization services.
TrafficLinq - Directory of traffic and transportation links and a search engine.
Transdev - An evil union busting French-based international private public transport operator with operations in 21 countries.
Transport Canada - Transport Canada is committed to maintaining the safety and security of maritime transportation - for operators and passengers of small commercial vessels, large commercial vessels and pleasure craft. We also have a role in some aspects of Canada's marine security, marine infrastructure and the transport of dangerous goods.
Transportation - Online marketplace for carriers, shippers and private fleet owners.
Transportation Nation - Combines the work of public radio newsrooms and listeners as the way to inform on transportation issues. Partners are: WNYC, WAMU, KUHF, YPR, KALW, WMFE, Marketplace and The Takeaway.
Transportation Research Board of the National Academimes - The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is a unit of the National Research Council. The Board's mission is to promote progress in transportation by conducting research, facilitating the dissemination of information, and encouraging the implementation of research results. The TRB Publications Index contains over 50,000 papers, articles, and reports published by the Transportation Research Board, Highway Research Board, Strategic Highway Research Program, or the Marine Board from 1923 to date.
TRB Research in Progress (RiP) Database - The Research In Progress (RiP) Database contains about 6,600 records of current or recently completed transportation research projects. Each month about 100 new RiP projects are added to the database and another 150 RIP records are updated.
TRID - A newly integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre's International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 900,000 records of transportation research worldwide.
Truck Fuel Efficiency Guide - A guide to any driver looking to save fuel in their vehicle. Written for truck drivers but applies to all drivers.
Truck Locator - Home to thousands of trucks for sale in the UK from lorry dealers and directly from operator.
U.S. Local and State Transit Links - Each state's page includes statewide, regional, and local transit systems and transportation providers, state government transportation agencies, and other statewide, regional, and local transportation web sites.
Vessel Tracker - Real time data on ship positions, movements, history, ownership and management contact details. With a network of over 1200 AIS receiver stations processing 190,000 reports per minute it is possible for you to track over 40,000 vessels at any minute of the day, from anywhere in the world.
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center - U.S. transportation systems center. A fee-for-service organization within the U.S. Department of Transportation. working in such areas as air traffic management, highway and rail safety, strategic planning and economic analysis, environmental assessment, transportation logistics, and security.
World Freight Rates - Destination for free instant market rates, news, an exchange marketplace, and resources and tools for rail, truck or ocean freight.
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