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Professional Associations, Organizations:

AASHTO - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
URL: http://www.transportation.org/
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. [9/16]
ASA: Automotive Service Association
URL: http://www.asashop.org/
“The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Since 1951, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has been the leading organization for owners and managers of automotive service businesses that strive to deliver excellence in service and repairs to consumers.” [9/16]
ASE: Automotive Service Excellence
URL: https://www.ase.com
The non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.  Download PDF Study Guides to the various ASE Certification Tests which contain test specifications, tasks lists, sample test questions, and training resources.  [9/16]
NHTSA: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration]
URL: http://www.nhtsa.gov/
NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial. [9/16]
National Transportation Library (RITA)
URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/
 NTL’s mission is to maintain and facilitate access to statistical and other information needed for transportation decision-making at the Federal, State, and local levels and to coordinate with public and private transportation libraries and information providers to improve information sharing among the transportation community. [9/16]
RIDOT: State of Rhode Island Department of Transportation
URL: http://www.dot.ri.gov/
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) designs, constructs, and maintains the state's surface transportation system. RIDOT serves as the steward of a statewide multimodal transportation network, consisting of 3,300 lane miles of roadway, 1,162 bridges, five rail stations, and more than 60 miles of bike and pedestrian paths. [9/16]
Transportation.gov: U. S. Department of Transportation
URL: https://www.transportation.gov/
The DOT mission is: Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.  [9/16]

Topics and Issues

Alternative Fuels Data Center
URL: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/
State and federal laws and incentives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality, fuel efficiency, and other transportation-related topics. US Department of Energy. [9/16]
CCAR Green Link
URL: http://ccar-greenlink.org/
Coordinating  Committee for Automotive Repair’s [CCAR] mission is to provide “consistent and compliant safety pollutions preventions and hazmat training as well as education and environmental best practices for the global motor vehicle industry.” [9/16]
The Center for Auto Safety
URL: http://www.autosafety.org
A reference destination for auto safety topics concerning recalls, fires, auto complaints.  Consumers Union and Ralph Nader founded the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) in 1970 to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country. [9/16]
Fueleconomy.gov
URL: http://fueleconomy.gov/
U.S. Department of Energy website for fuel economy information.  Perform side by side comparisons of vehicle mileage for cars that run on different sources of energy such as gas, diesel, electric and hybrid fuel combinations. Also includes gas mileage tips, EPA ratings, tax benefit information and more. [9/16]
Recalls.gov
URL: http://www.recalls.gov/
Your government resource for automobile recalls. [9/16]
Safercar.gov
URL: http://www.safercar.gov
See automotive statistics, compare cars.  NHTSA, National Highway Safety Administration, U. S. Department of Transportation. [9/16]

Last updated 201704/ AL