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Title:A New Partnership Between Universities and State DOTs in the Rocky Mountain Area: The TEL8 System
Authors:Eugene M. Wilson and Khaled Ksaibati
University:University of Wyoming
Publication Date:Dec 1996
Report #:MPC-96-68
Project #:MPC-086
TRID #:00737046
Keywords:acoustic equipment, broadcasting, costs, distance learning, partnerships, radio equipment, satellite communication, state departments of transportation, telecommunications, teleconferencing, telephone equipment, universities and colleges


With rapid advancement in technology, it is becoming difficult for transportation professionals to keep pace over their career lifetimes. Continuing education programs are a way to help combat this problem. These programs are being pursued by departments of transportation and universities across the country. In the Rocky Mountain Area the Mountain-Plains Consortium was established to help combine the educational resources of higher education institutions in Federal Highway Administration's Region 8. Through this cooperative effort the TEL8 system was developed. TEL8 is a satellite-based telecommunications system.

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