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Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network (MTKN)

MTKN website

Welcome to the MTKN


Our Mission

The purpose, or mission, of the Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network (MTKN) is to provide support, guidance, and leadership in the development, curation, and dissemination of information and data necessary for the furtherance of research in the field of transportation. MTKN works in a complementary and symbiotic manner with the National Transportation Library, the Eastern and Western Transportation Knowledge Networks, and other like-minded groups to achieve the overall goal of a unified and strengthened transportation-information infrastructure.

Better Coordination

A precursor to bigger and better things, the MTKN was the first group created as part of a larger effort to form a national transportation knowledge network.

Laying Groundwork

MTKN has been successful in coordinating community efforts and implementing a wide variety of projects to improve access to transportation information.


The MTKN boasts a broad membership from multiple backgrounds.  Currently, seventeen members across nine states utilize the MTKN as their regional source for transportation information.

Contact us to learn more about becoming an MTKN member.


Chair: Gwen Wang, Portland Cement Association Library

Chair-Elect: Renée McHenry, Missouri Department of Transportation Library

Immediate Past Chair: Bob Sweet, NTKN Coordinator

Recording Secretary: Penny Sympson, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. Library