TEL8: The Development of a Transportation Video Conference Network

TEL8 is a video conference network in the north-central and mountain states dedicated to improving and enhancing transportation systems in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Region 8. Established in 1994, the video conference and telecommunications network created a partnership among the region's six state Departments of Transportation and the four Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC) transportation research universities. The TEL8 system includes video conference facilities at each TEL8 site and, originally, a satellite-based transmission medium connecting the network. TEL8 elects a board of directors to govern the system and establishes a network control center to manage the administrative, technical, and programming functions of the network. TEL8's highest priority is the quality of programming on the network. This document reports on the development of TEL8 and its efforts to establish a transportation video conference network. As such, it incorporates material originally reported in the TEL8 annual reports and the TEL8 Pooled Fund study reports to the Federal Highway Administration.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 92p

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  • Accession Number: 01685022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-149
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2018 3:25PM