Winter weather and long, lonely stretches of highway can make traveling along Interstates 90 and 94 treacherous. Having a wide variety of both real-time and reference information can make for a safer trip and provide confidence before heading out. The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University recently launched North/West Passage. The institute’s director, Steve Albert, gave Transportation Radio some background on the project.
Rein Jelle Terpstra is a professor of art and photography at the Minerva Academy of Fine Arts in Groningen, Netherlands. He’s in the midst of writing a book about the funeral train that carried the body of assassinated US Senator Robert F. Kennedy from New York to Washington, DC. Transportation Radio spoke with Professor Terpstra and asked him to tell us about the project.