Welcome to the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network (ETKN). ETKN formed on November 9, 2007 at an organizing meeting sponsored by the University of North Carolina (UNC) Highway Safety Research Center, in Chapel Hill. At that meeting, representatives of transportation organizations from the Eastern U.S. (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Regions I and II) convened to become charter members of the ETKN.
The Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network (ETKN) exists to increase access to transportation research and information, to reduce the operating costs of its member libraries, and to offer new and improved information services for member libraries and their users.
The purpose of the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network (ETKN) is to manage and coordinate transportation information that is crucial to our nation’s economy. The Network maximizes access to transportation research and information and provides cost-effective new and improved services. The collaboration of libraries and information providers creates a coordinating mechanism to foster the facilitation of partnerships of information, the sharing of services and the coordination of collections. The ETKN provides leadership in the implementation of strategies for transportation information management for the 21st century. In this unified action for excellence in information services, ETKN will provide guidance in the implementation of innovative and economical technologies and will support the advancement of research and best practices for our transportation infrastructure.