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[etkn-forum] FW: NTKN Strategic Implementation and Goals and Objectives

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From: "Minotti, Jane (DOT)" <jminotti@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:20:41 -0500
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Amanda Wilson (NTL) , Leni Oman (AASHTO TKN TF chair) , Kendra Levine (WTKN chair) and I have prepared the attached NTKN Draft Strategic Plan.  It is being distributed to each regional TKN and we are asking for feedback from TKN members.  We will compile the feedback and provide a forum for all of to discuss.  The following information is provided by Amanda describes the activities that lead to the development of this document.


After the 2010 joint Transportation Knowledge Network Annual meeting, it was decided that a smaller group should take on the task of devising a strategic document outlining the National Transportation Knowledge Network (NTKN) effort and steps forward toward establishment. The current TKN chairs, AASHTO TKN TF chair, and NTL have taken on this charge.


Attached is a DRAFT NTKN Strategic Implementation and Goals and Objectives document. It reflects the vision of a national policy study conducted by the Transportation Research Board (Special Report 284), a business plan developed through a National Cooperative Highway Research Program project (NCHRP Report 643), and the work of the Regional TKNs and the AASHTO RAC TKN Task Force.


What this document is:

-an integration of concepts, activities, proposals, and existing practices related to the TKN effort

-a concise, overarching, inclusive vision for the NTKN effort

-starting point for recruitment to the TKN effort by providing an overview of the NTKN


What this document is not:

-a finalized version

-a compilation of every TKN-related activity or proposal

-intended to serve as the only documentation about the TKN effort

-an operational (e.g., bylaws) document


Document Sections:

-What We Are

-What We Do

-Value Proposition

-Who We Are

-What to Expect Next


We are asking for your review and feedback on each area of the document. Specifically, keep the following questions in mind:

-What needs more clarification?

-Do you see your organization or role fitting into this broad vision? If so, is it the right fit?

-What is missing?

-What graphics or other visuals would you add to help tell the NTKN story?

-Would this document help you define and sell the TKN story? If not, what needs to be added to make this document useful?





Please send your feedback by December 6 to me at: jminotti@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Thank you so much.




Jane Minotti
Librarian, Research Library
NYS Department of Transportation
50 Wolf Road POD 3-4
Albany, NY  12232
518-457-7535 (FAX)



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