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General Transportation Resources
Canadian Transportation Research Gateway
Transport Canada
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 Commission
A binational agency that promotes the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use and conservation of the water and related natural resources of the Great Lakes basin and St. Lawrence River.

Northeast-Midwest Institute
The Institute is a policy research center providing staff support to the House and Senate Great Lakes Task Forces. Policy research focuses on invasive species, ecosystem restoration, island conservation, water management, brownfield redevelopment, economic benefits of sediment remediation, energy, and other issues important to the Great Lakes.

Ontario Region
Transport Canada

Québec Region
Transport Canada

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Transit Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

National Transportation Safety Board
NTSB is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation.

Transportation Research Board
National Research Council
TRB stimulates research concerning the nature and performance of transportation systems, disseminates the information produced by the research and encourages the application of appropriate research findings.

Transportation Safety Board of Canada
The Canadian Transportation Investigation and Safety Board Act mandates the TSB to advance safety in the marine, pipeline, rail and aviation modes of transportation.

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT)
Indiana Department of Transportation (DOT)
Michigan Department of Transportation (DOT)
Minnesota Department of Transportation (DOT)
New York Department of Transportation (DOT)
Ohio Department of Transportation (DOT)
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT)
Transports Québec
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT)

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Air Resources
Great Lakes Region
Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Aviation Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
In addition to supporting a range of aviation programs and services, the FAA sets and monitors aviation safety standards.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The AIAA's primary purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.

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Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
FHWA supports programs that assist in the preservation of the highway infrastructure that allow for an intermodal transportation system.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
NHTSA carries out safety and consumer programs.

Automotive Information Center
The Michigan Electronic Library
Provides information on environment, international trade, journals, research and safety as they relate to automobiles.

Great Lakes Center for Truck and Transit Research
University of Michigan
Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the center develops new knowledge to enhance the safety and efficiency of truck and bus operations.

Ohio Turnpike Commission
Provides construction information, fare schedules, mileage tables and more.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Provides maps, new releases, construction reports and trucking information.

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Cincinnati Railroad Club
A not-for-profit, educational organization with a membership of over 300 people who have a hobbyist's interest in railroads ranging from the early iron horse of the 1800's through the present and into the future.

National Railway Historical Society
Provides links to Great Lakes chapters, such as Central New York, Grand Trunk Historical Society, Horshoe Curve Chapter and Thousand Lakes Region.

Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society
Works to preserve the heritage of "The Standard Railroad of the World" for future generations.

Soo Line Historical and Technical Society
SLHTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study, documentation, and preservation of the history of the Soo Line Railroad Company, its predecessors and its successors.

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About the St. Lawrence Seaway
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Links to information on locs, canals and channels, statistical facts and more.

Central and Arctic Region
Canadian Coast Guard

Chamber of Maritime Commerce
The CMC is the industry association that brings together all sectors of the economy which depend on, or are affected by, a viable marine transportation system.

Great Lakes Region
U.S. Maritime Administration

Harbor House Publishers, Inc.
Publishes the Great Lakes Seaway Review and the Great Lakes Seaway Log.

Lake Carriers' Association
The LCA is the trade association representing U.S.-Flag vessel operators on the Great Lakes.

Marine Historical Society of Detroit
Provides a focal point for individuals and organizations interested in and concerned with the history of the Great Lakes and its maritime heritage.

Ninth District
U.S. Coast Guard

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute
Established in December 2004, the GLMRI represents a consortium of the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. This first-ever institute dedicated to the study of Great Lakes maritime commerce is pursuing research in marine transportation, logistics, economics, engineering, environmental planning and port management.

Transportation and Sustainable Development Program
Great Lakes Commission
The program promotes sustainable, resource-based economic activity and the use, development and maintenance of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence transportation system.

USACE: Buffalo District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

USACE: Detroit District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
The District operates and maintains the world famous Soo Locks, plus 102 harbors on lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and the state of Michigan portion of Lake Erie.

USACE: Great Lakes and Ohio River Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Algoma Central Corporation
The largest inland shipping company in Canada, Algoma operates a modern fleet of 23 dry bulk cargo vessels, 20 of exclusively within the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence.

Canadian Shipowners Association
The association monitors Canadian and U.S. Government legislative/regulatory actions, political trends, and public policy relating to navigation, safety, and the Canadian shipping environment.

Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Bowling Green State University
The institute collects, preserves and make available to scholars, students and the public, historical materials documenting the Great Lakes region and connecting waterways.

Indiana Port Commission
Provides information on Indiana's three main ports: International Port/Burns Harbor at Portage, Southwind Maritime Centre at Mount Vernon and Clark Maritime Centre at Jeffersonville.

Thunder Bay Harbour Commission
Information on the port and other related maritime activities.

Upper Lakes Group Inc.
Upper Lakes Group Inc. is a Canadian company that has played a significant role in the development of shipping and marine activities in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway with a primary focus on bulk transportation.

Wisconsin Marine Historical Society
For over 35 years, the society has been a premier maritime organization, devoted to discovering, collecting, recording and preserving materials related to Great Lakes maritime history.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Air Transportation in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Economy in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Highways in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Maritime in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Rail Transportation in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Transportation in the Great Lakes Region

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