A System to Educate the Public¿s About the Nation¿s Highway System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRS57-01-C-10031
Agency Tracking Number: DTRS57-01-C-10031
Amount: $99,563.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 87, Whitinsville, MA, 01588
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Research Institution
Dissemination of information has proved a complex problem. However, with the advent of a global communication tool-the Internet-it now becomes feasible to provide information right into the home, business or educational institution. The key, is to provide the information in such a way that the public will want to look at it. In this proposal, we maintain that the public is interested in federal highway information that is relevant to their day-to-day experience. We therefore aim to develop a highly interactive web based system that will utilize a number of concepts:1. Provision of local information (based on zip)2. The ability to interact with the system by providing feedback to federal highway officials-this may take form of a questionnaire or a feedback form, that gives user feedback concerning the impact of their input.3. Advanced Web paced simulations that will allow users to interact with a simulator and immediately ¿see¿ the impact of their ideas on the flow and safety of traffic. This idea provides concrete (rather than abstract) tangible feedback. ¿Making learning fun¿ is a key concept for successful introduction of a Federal Highway information system into schools, homes, public libraries, or businesses.

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