National and regional partnerships


The WisDOT Library partners with several regional and national organizations devoted to increasing the capture, access and efficient retrieval of transportation information.

WisDOT national partnerships

National partnerships

  • National Transportation Knowledge Network (NTKN)
    The National Transportation Knowledge Network (NTKN) is a voluntary alliance of transportation organizations, which supports a network of transportation information professionals, who collaborate to expand, improve access to, and preserve the domain of transportation knowledge. The purpose of NTKN is to coordinate with transportation research centers, transportation libraries, information providers, and technical assistance centers to develop a comprehensive transportation information and knowledge network that supports the activities of its members
  • National Transportation Library (NTL)
    The National Transportation Library (NTL) is a repository of U.S. DOT transportation information, serves as a portal transportation data and provides library services to U.S. DOT employees. NTL’s mission 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. 

  • Special Libraries Association Transportation Division
    The Transportation Division promotes the exchange of knowledge and information among individuals and organizations interested in the development, control and use of information resources in transportation. More than 165 librarians from universities, corporations, professional associations and regional, state, provincial and national government agencies and organizations make up the Transportation Division. The Division is international in scope and interests.

  • TRB Information Services Committee (B0002)
    The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Information Services Committee serves as a sounding board and feedback mechanism to ensure the quality of the Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS).

Regional partnerships    

  • Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network (MTKN)
    The mission of the MTKN is to increase collaboration among the region's transportation libraries and information centers so managers, engineers and planners are better able to find and apply the most recent, credible, and validated technical information to their current projects.