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Climbing the ladder to be a Great Lakes boat pilot
The Windsor Star (8/21)
For Brett Walker, just getting to work as a Great Lakes boat pilot can be a real adventure that demands his full attention and focus.
A mail boat stays afloat
The New York Times (8/20)
A black-and-white boat, emblazoned with a Postal Service eagle, is the mail boat J.W. Westcott II, the only floating ZIP code in the United States.
From Montreal to Minnesota, by inland sea
The New York Times (8/19)
Driving and flying everywhere gives you a distorted understanding of North America. A slow boat through the Great Lakes shows you every mile.
Two months after running aground, freighter Roger Blough returns to Twin Ports
Duluth News Tribune (8/9)
The freighter Roger Blough was back in the Twin Ports this week, a little more than two months after it ran aground in eastern Lake Superior.
COMMENTARY: Congressman's view: Transportation secretary’s visit to Duluth was important: Here’s why
Duluth News Tribune (8/6)
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan praises the U.S. Secretary of Transportation's visit to Duluth, Minn., as critical to ensuring the plan for the city's future becomes a reality.
Shipping industry officials fight pay raise for Great Lakes freighter pilots
National Public Radio (8/4)
The Coast Guard recommended a 58 percent salary hike for ship pilots on the Great Lakes. Shipping companies and associations are suing, saying the hike could push freighters to carry cargo elsewhere.
Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee (GCM) Travel Site
IDOT, INDOT, WisDOT, FHWA
The GCM website provides travelers in the corridor area with information to assist them in making efficient transportation choices.
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System
U.S. SLSDC and Canadian SLSMC
This joint, binational site of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation and the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation offers comprehensive data on water levels and wind speeds; shipping and navigation regulations and official forms; and links to every organization, port and government agency involved with the Great Lakes Seaway System.
Transportation and Sustainable Development Program
Great Lakes Commission
Promotes sustainable, resource-based economic activity and the use, development and maintenance of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence transportation system.
Canada Transportation Act
Complete overview of the 1996 transportation act.
DOT Acquisitions and Grants
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
A portal to all things related to acquisitions, grants, and policy within and outside the DOT.
U.S. Code, Title 49 - Transportation
Legal Information Institute, Cornell University
Review of the major acts and regulations which pertain to Transport Canada programs.
Canadian Transportation Research Gateway
The Canadian Transportation Research Gateway (CTRG) is intended to provide access to evaluated websites, through a single gateway, for researchers, students, government, and industry.
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Study
The Canadian and U.S. governments are conducting a joint study to evaluate the infrastructure needs of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system, specifically the engineering, economic and environmental implications of those needs as they pertain to the marine transportation infrastructure on which commercial navigation depends.
Transportation Research Board
National Research Council
TRB aims at stimulating research concerning the nature and performance of transportation systems.
Northwestern University Transportation Center
Contributes to the identification, analysis and resolution of transportation problems and issues concerning all modes in all settings--urban, regional, national and international.
Urban Transportation Center
University of Illinois, Chicago
Seeks to improve the quality of life in the Chicago metropolitan area and other urban areas through the creation, dissemination and application of transportation-related knowledge.
Transportation Research Institute
University of Michigan
Includes the UMTRI bibliography database, library catalog and works in progress.
Center for Transportation Studies
University of Minnesota
Established in 1987, the program addresses critical transportation issues with the participation of political, professional and university leaders.
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Guidestar is a partnership between public, private and academic sectors to develop strategies forstatewide, integrated ITS research, testing and deployment.
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Ohio Department of Transportation
ITS projects include Early Deployment Planning studies, freeway management systems and Commercial Vehicle Operations tests.
Center for Intelligent Transportation Systems
College of Engineering, Penn State University
CITranS serves as Penn State's focal point for advanced technologies research and their application to surface transportation systems.
Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
Penn State University
An interdisciplinary research unit established in 1968, PTI promotes transportation research, education, and service.
Center for Urban Transportation Studies
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Includes information on the center's research, professional training, and curricula.
National Cooperative Highway Research (NCHRP) projects
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
WisDOT provides financial support to the NCHRP program and annually ranks proposals for new and continuing projects.
Transportation & Logistics Management Studies
University of Wisconsin-Superior
UW-Superior offers a Transportation and Logistics Management major that teaches marine transportation as part of the core curriculum and also offers electives in marine transportation and port and terminals' operations. The university also has a research center that focuses on intermodal operations, Great Lakes maritime transportation, as well as logistics.
Great Lakes Facts and Figures
Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping
The site provides information on, among other things, cargo records, vessel passages and distance charts.
National Transit Database
Federal Transit Administration
Financial, economic and demographic transit data.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Latest preliminary and final occurrence figures are available for rail, air, marine and pipeline transportation.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
TranStats is a website for transportation researchers and analysts, aimed at providing “one stop shopping” for transportation data.
Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Collects, processes, distributes, and archives vessel trip and cargo data.
21st Century Vehicles and Transportation
Argonne National Laboratory
Description of programs aimed at introducing energy efficiency in the production and design of transportation vehicles.
Illinois Greenways and Trails
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Programs aiming at facilitating active, self-sustaining greenways and trails in Illinois' major metro areas.
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
A 25-year plan, the program encompasses such issues as urban planning, intercity freight and passenger transport, environmental evaluation and public involvement.
GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Transportation
GLIN: Energy in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Maritime in the Great Lakes Region