THE SAFETY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS FOR MICROCOMPUTER (STEAM) SUPPORT CENTER: SHARING SOFTWARE AMONG TRANSPORTATION PROFESSIONALS. SESSION I

To promote the use of microcomputers and to encourage such sharing among highway safety and traffic engineering professionals, the Safety and Traffic Engineering Applications for Microcomputers (STEAM) Support Center was created as a joit effort by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Offices of Safety, Traffic Operations, and Implementation in April 1983. The STEAM Support Center is currently being operated by the Transportation Systems Center (TSC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Funding of $135 thousand was provided by FHWA's Office of Implementation in fiscal year 1984 to establish the Support Center. The Office of Traffic Operations will continue the funding in 1985. The STEAM Support Center provides a variety of services to safety and traffic engineering professionals. These include: assistance in forming a User Group to facilitate the exchange of information and software among members; publication of periodic bulletins containing articles of interest to User Group members; a telephone advisory service to answer microcomputer-related questions concerning both hardware and software; and operation of a clearinghouse for the distribution of public domain software and documentation. In addition to the STEAM User Group, TSC is also providing support to the Microcomputer in Transportation Planning (MTP) User Group and the Microcomputer Applications in Highway Projects (MAHP) User Group. The MAHP User Group is designed to provide special assistance to small town and rural country transportation agencies. Although the three support centers have separate audiences and applications areas, they share a "deep support" service that provides expertise in the highly technical aspects of microcomputer hardware and software. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented during the Institue of Transportation Engineers 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, September 23-27, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Wilbur, A D
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Pagination: p. 1-4

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  • Accession Number: 00390567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM