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ASIAS (Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing System)
"A facility for the integration, analysis and sharing of aviation safety data and information."

Boating Accident Report Database
Contains information on recalls, accidents and useful information on boating registration.

Coast Guard Vessel Documentation
Obtain vessel characteristics, documentation, and ownership data. Search by vessel name or USCG identification number.

Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) (Alternate site from CDC Wonder)
Database of fatal traffic accidents on public roadways. FARS data can be used to answer questions on the safety of vehicles, drivers, traffic situations, and roadways.

Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis
Railroad safety information, including accidents and incidents, inspections and highway-rail crossing data.

Fuel Economy Database
Find and compare gas mileage of 1985-2001 cars and trucks.

National Transit Database
Provides detailed summaries of financial and operating data of the nation's mass transit agencies.

National Transportation Library
"The National Transportation Library is a repository of materials from public and private organizations around the country. The Library is intended to facilitate the exchange of information related to transportation."

NHTSA Safety Problems & Issues
Use "Search Central" to find vehicle recall information, technical service bulletins, defect investigations, and consumer complaints.

Transportation Research Board Publications Index
Contains over 21,000 annotated citations for all TRB and Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) publications from the mid 1970s until present. Includes all NCHRP and TCRP publications, special reports, circulars, TR News, conference proceedings, and records.

TRIS Online
Bibliographic database of more than 400,000 books, journal articles, and technical reports on transportation research from the 1960's to the present.

Last updated by on 12/01/2010