CTRE  en route
Summer 2005

CTRE en route is published twice a year to inform readers about CTRE's projects and programs.


Address: CTRE, 2901 S. Loop Drive, Suite 3100, Ames, IA 50010

Phone: 515-294-8103
FAX: 515-294-0467

Website: www.ctre.iastate.edu/

CTRE Communications:
Marcia Brink
CTRE en route editor:
Michele Regenold

CTRE is an Iowa State University center.

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Sign up for CTRE's RSS news feed

RSS, which stands for rich site summary or really simple syndication, is a method for distributing news headlines and links to more information. It's a way for busy people to stay on top of the news they're interested in without having to visit several different websites.

It's also a way to avoid spammers because you select the news sources you're interested in. Once the news sites you want are programmed into your news reader (see below), you'll just have to open your news reader and all the news you've requested will be there.

CTRE's news feed provides information about recently completed research, upcoming events, and other transportation-related news.

Link to CTRE's news feed: http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/rss/ctre.xml

Using a news reader/aggregator

To collect news from websites that use RSS, you'll need special software called a news reader or news aggregator. This software is often free or inexpensive and available for download. See this list of news readers at Google.

Once you have a news reader, you're ready to find sources of news ("feeds"):

  1. Go to your favorite websites to see if they offer news feeds. Look for the "RSS" or "XML" symbol.
  2. Click on the symbol to get the URL of the feed.
  3. Enter the URL into your news reader. You only need to do this once for each site.

Your news reader will automatically and periodically check all the sites you enter for the latest headlines.