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National Transportation Library

29 December 2016 – Washington, DC, USA – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) in the Other Libraries section.  The new resource is titled "National Transportation Library."  The NTL was created and is maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

The National Transportation Library (NTL) was established to provide national and international access to transportation information, coordinate information creation and dissemination, and provide reference services for DOT employees and stakeholders. Established in 1998 by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), NTL’s authorized role was expanded in 2012’s Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21).

Specifically, MAP-21 mandates that NTL:

  • Acquire, preserve and manage transportation information and information products and services for use by DOT, other Federal agencies, and the public;
  • Provide reference and research services;
  • Serve as a central repository for DOT research results and technical publications;
  • Serve as a central clearinghouse for transportation data and information of the Federal Government;
  • Serve as coordinator and policy lead for transportation information access;
  • Coordinate among and cooperate with multiple external parties to develop a “comprehensive transportation information and knowledge network” to support the I-XI list [information required of BTS at 49 USC 6302((b)(3)(B)(vi)]; and
  • Publicize, facilitate and promote access to information products and services.

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology of US DOT, administers the National Transportation Library.

To access this new resource, go to the Other Libraries section in the PMWL at , click on “National Libraries”, and scroll down to the United States to find the resource.  Free access, but must be registered and logged in.