Resource Bank


American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
AAAE provides information for airport executives and those interested in the industry.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
The FAA is the U.S. government agency with primary responsibility for the safety of civil aviation.

National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO)
Officially established in 1931, the National Association of State Aviation Officials is one of the oldest continually active aviation advocates in the United States. From the very beginning, NASAO has represented the men and women in state government who protect and promote the public interest in the world’s safest, largest, and most comprehensive aviation transportation system. 

Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA)
WAMA was established to create a forum for state airport managers to exchange ideas, information, and personal experiences, as well as to promote and educate public officials on the benefits of airports to their local communities. 


Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Federal Highway Administration works to create the best transportation system in the world for the American people through proactive leadership, innovation, and excellence in service. They also provide expertise, resources, and information to continually improve the quality of our nation’s highway system and its intermodal connections. Their mission is to enhance the country’s economic vitality, quality of life, and the environment. 

Federal Highway Administration Related Sites and Resources
Useful links to transportation and highway-related web sites, state transportation web sites, and financial management web sites.

FHWA Office of Highway Policy Information – Products & Publications
The Office of Highway Policy Information collects, analyzes, and distributes highway-related data from federal, state, and local sources. Selected documents and periodicals are available for review, including the popular Highway Statistics series. 

FHWA Research and Technology
The latest information on FHWA research and technology.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 to carry out safety programs under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 and the Highway Safety Act of 1966. NHTSA also carries out consumer programs. 

Legislative and Public Policy Sites

Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy, including the population and housing survey conducted every ten years (the Census).

Federal Statistics
More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

State of Wisconsin Website
The State of Wisconsin’s site highlights the many resources available from Wisconsin state agencies, departments, and other governmental branches. It also provides links to information resources at the University of Wisconsin campuses, as well as sources from other states and the federal government.

U.S. House of Representatives
Information on the United States House of Representatives: United States laws, legislative information, legislation, bills, amendments, congressional schedule, floor proceedings, the legislative process, roll call votes, write your representative, and today in committee.

U.S. Senate
The United States Senate includes links to all senators, committees, legislative activities, and updates to bills.

Wisconsin Administrative Code
Access to the complete Wisconsin Administrative Code and Register.

Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau
The Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau is a nonpartisan service agency that provides fiscal and program information and analyses to the Wisconsin Legislature, its committees, and individual legislators.

Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau
The Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. The LRB was the first legislative agency in the nation to give a state legislature with unbiased and professional assistance in the formal lawmaking process. From its creation in 1901 to the present, it has provided multifaceted services for the legislature, including bill drafting, reference/research assistance, and a legislative library collection.

Wisconsin Legislature
Wisconsin statutes, annotations, statutes index, administrative code, acts, legal publications, senate, assembly, bills, and Blue Book.

Wisconsin Statutes
Access to the complete Wisconsin Statutes and Annotations.

National Transportation-Related Organizations

American Planning Association (APA)
The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.

American Public Works Association (APWA)
The American Public Works Association exists to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities. Working together, APWA and its membership contribute to a higher and sustainable quality of life. 

National Association of County Engineers (NACE)
NACE was founded in July 1956, with membership open to county engineers and professional road managers. The association strives to advance county engineering and management by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information aimed at improving service to the public.

National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
The National Association of Development Organizations provides advocacy, education, peer exchanges, and research for the nation’s regional development organizations. The association and its members promote regional strategies, partnerships, and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life across America’s local communities.

Rail: Freight and Passenger

All Aboard Wisconsin
All Aboard Wisconsin is an alliance of organizations and individuals promoting passenger trains, connecting buses and other public transportation choices statewide as an integral part of Wisconsin’s and the nation’s travel network.

Official Amtrak site. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation of Washington, D.C operates Amtrak. This rail system was created by President Nixon in 1970 and was given the responsibility for the operation of intercity passenger trains between points designated by the Secretary of Transportation. Schedules, fares, news, routes, services, and stations are among the items contained on the site. 

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
The purpose of FRA is to promulgate and enforce rail safety regulations, administer railroad assistance programs, conduct research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy, provide for the rehabilitation of Northeast Corridor rail passenger service, and consolidate government support of rail transportation activities. 


Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
The FTA provides stewardship of federal formula and discretionary programs to support a variety of locally planned, constructed, and operated public transportation systems throughout the United States. These systems typically include buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, streetcars, monorail, passenger ferry boats, inclined railways, or people movers.

Wisconsin Public Transportation Association
WIPTA’s mission is to be the voice of mobility and to promote the interests of public transportation in Wisconsin through strong partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels.

Transportation: General

Alternative Fuels Data Center, U.S. Department of Energy
Information and research on alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. 

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, with the primary goal of fostering the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. AASHTO also works to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics was established as a statistical agency in 1992 by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991. BTS focuses on 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. Users of BTS data and analysis include Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation, other federal agencies, state governments, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, universities and, the private sector. 

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
ITS improves transportation safety and mobility and enhances American productivity through the integration of advanced communications technologies into the transportation infrastructure and in vehicles. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s ITS program supports the overall advancement of ITS through investments in major research initiatives, exploratory studies, and a deployment support program. 

National Transportation Library (NTL)
The mission of the National Transportation Library is to maintain and facilitate access to statistical and other information needed for transportation decision making at the federal, state, and local levels and to coordinate with public and private transportation libraries and information providers to improve information sharing among the transportation community. NTL was established in 1998 by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families. 

Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA)
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.

Rural and Agricultural Transportation: Data and Information Resources
This website provides a medium for information sharing activities that help address rural and agricultural transportation issues; support and enhance rural economic development, rural life, and rural mobility; ensure the efficient movement of agricultural products by road, rail, water, and air; and maintain the global competitiveness of American agriculture.

Surface Transportation Board (STB)
The STB is an economic, regulatory agency primarily charged with resolving freight railroad rate and service disputes, reviewing proposed rail mergers, rail line purchases, constructions, and abandonments.

The Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC)
The Mid-America Freight Coalition is a regional organization that cooperates in the planning, operation, preservation, and improvement of transportation infrastructure in the Midwest. The ten states of the AASHTO Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) share key interstate corridors, inland waterways, and the Great Lakes.

Transportation Research Board
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is a unit of the National Research Council. The Board’s mission is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange, conducted within a setting that is objective, interdisciplinary, and multimodal. 

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)
The U.S. Department of Transportation oversees federal highway, air, railroad, maritime and other transportation functions. Its mission is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
The comprehensive site for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation includes programs and services, news releases, modal information and statistics, as well as general information such as the WisDOT phone guide. 

Water Transportation

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
The American Association of Port Authorities was founded in 1912 and today represents more than 160 public port authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Also, the association represents over 300 sustaining and associate members. AAPA is dedicated to serving deep draft public ports by enhancing port management professionalism and advocating issues critical to public seaports. 

American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA)
The American Great Lakes Ports Association is an organization representing the interests of the public port authorities on the U.S. side of the Great Lakes. The organization works to inform and influence public policies, primarily at the federal level, that foster maritime commerce and related employment in the Great Lakes region.

Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)
The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region of North America. GLIN offers a wealth of data and information about the region¹s environment, economy, tourism, education, and more. 

Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) was established in 2004 to pursue research efforts in marine transportation, logistics, economics, engineering, environmental planning, and port management. The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute is dedicated to developing and improving economically and environmentally sustainable maritime commerce on the Great Lakes through applied research. 

Maritime Administration
The Maritime Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation dealing with waterborne transportation. Its programs promote the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. merchant marine.

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System
This site offers the most complete source of navigation, commercial, and environmental information about the binational Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System, including comprehensive data on water levels and wind speeds; shipping and navigation regulations and official forms; and links to the entities that manage the Great Lakes Seaway System.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division and Mississippi River Commission (MVD/MRC)
The Mississippi Valley Division is a dual-hatted organization with principally civil works and some military program responsibilities in the Mississippi Valley. The Division is one of eight Corps regional offices in the United States. The Mississippi River Commission, a separate organization created by an Act of Congress in 1876, helps oversee projects and programs for river improvements.

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI)
Waterways Council, Inc. is the national public policy organization that advocates for a properly funded and well-maintained system of inland waterways and ports. WCI seeks to educate decision-makers in the states and federal government, the news media and the general public about the critical importance of our nation’s inland waterways and the need to sustain and increase their reliability now and for our future

Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association (WCPA)
This mission of WCPA is to provide information about Wisconsin’s commercial ports to the public and their membership highlighting the vital role and function of Wisconsin’s port facilities. 

Wisconsin Transportation-Related Organizations

Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA)
This organization was established to create a forum for state airport managers to exchange ideas, information, and personal experiences, as well as to promote and educate public officials on the benefits of airports to their local communities.

Wisconsin Commercial Ports Associations (WCPA)
This mission of WCPA is to provide information about Wisconsin’s commercial ports to the public and their membership highlighting the vital role and function of Wisconsin’s port facilities. 

Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA)
The Wisconsin County Highway Association is an incorporated, nonpartisan association of county governments organized to protect and further the common interests of county governments in constructing and maintaining highways.

Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA)
WEDA is the voice for economic development in Wisconsin. The statewide association’s primary objective is to increase the effectiveness of individuals involved in the practice of economic development in Wisconsin by encouraging cooperation, exchange of information, and promotion of professional skills. 

Wisconsin Public Transportation Association
WIPTA’s mission is to be the voice of mobility and to promote the interests of public transportation in Wisconsin through strong partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels.

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA)
WTBA is a statewide association of 300 companies that help build transportation infrastructure in Wisconsin. Members are contractors, engineering consultants, and suppliers that provide the equipment, materials, products, and services necessary for building and improving roads, airports, railroads, bike paths, and other transportation facilities.
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