ITS Information Subscription Service - RSS Instructions

These RSS instructions provide guidance on the general process for using the ITS RSS subscription service. Here are the steps involved in downloading an RSS reader, installing a reader, and subscribing to receive ITS related information using an RSS reader.

Selecting and downloading an RSS reader

The first step is to select and download an RSS reader. There are a number of free RSS readers available through the Internet. You can also purchase an RSS reader if you want a more full-featured reader. For your convenience, links to some popular free RSS readers are provided below. Note that the DOT ITS RSS subscription service has been tested using the GreatNews Reader.

Installing an RSS reader

After you have downloaded a reader, follow the steps given provided by the RSS readers Web site and software to install the reader on your local computer system. Note: If you are prohibited from installing RSS software on your computer, consider downloading and installing an on-line RSS reader, which do not require any software to be installed on your local computer. Some popular Web-based RSS readers are shown in the list below:

Subscribing to RSS feeds

Once you have installed an RSS reader, you can subscribe to channels for the types of information that interest you. To subscribe to the JPO ITS Knowledge Resources and Bernie Wagenblast's Transportation Communications Newsletter, please click on the following link and follow the directions for subscribing to channels.

Channel
Description
ITS News and new Benefits / Costs / Lessons LearnedITS-related news and announcements, primarily from the ITS Joint Program Office, plus news from the combined Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned Knowledge Resources channel.
ITS News and AnnouncementsITS-related news and announcements, primarily from the ITS Joint Program Office.
All New Benefits / Costs / Lessons LearnedNew entries from the combined Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned Knowledge Resources.
Benefits, Costs, or Lessons Learned Knowledge Resource onlyNew entries from either the Benefits, Costs, or Lessons Learned Knowledge Resources.
Lesson CategoriesNews entries from the Lessons Learned entries that apply to the Lessons Learned categories (e.g., Design and Deployment, Procurement, Policy and Planning, etc.).
ITS Applications New entries from the Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned entries that apply to ITS Applications areas (e.g., Intelligent > Arterial Management Systems > Traffic Control).
Systems Engineering New entries from the Lessons Learned Knowledge Resource that apply to the Systems Engineering elements (e.g., Regional Architecture(s), Feasibility Study / Concept Evaluation, etc.).

Link to RSS Subscription Page: http://www.itslessons.its.dot.gov/its/rssnewsfeed.nsf/foSubscribe?ReadForm

Additional Help

If you have any problems setting up your RSS reader or subscribing to channels, you can contact:

Francis Swift
swift_francis@bah.com