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Jun 30, 2014, 12:34 ET

Research says post-vehicle economic value can be reclaimed from li-ion batteries

Although electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining market share, one significant question remains. How can the used lithium-ion batteries be...

Mar 25, 2014, 17:10 ET

Research Investigates How to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must be reduced by 50-80 percent by 2050 to limit a global temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius (or 3.6 degrees...

Feb 05, 2013, 19:13 ET

Secretary Ray LaHood Leaves an Indelible Mark

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) is grateful for his dedication As Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announces his...

Nov 19, 2012, 17:25 ET

Comprehensive High-speed Rail Workshop, Sunday, January 13, at annual TRB Conference, Washington, DC

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is invited to keynote. Transportation leaders will present. The Transportation Research Board's...

Oct 08, 2012, 18:56 ET

UNLV Transit UTC Is Presenting Three Studies at the Fall Transportation Conference, Las Vegas, October 11-12

Transit and high-speed rail are the focus. University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) will present three studies supported by the Mineta...

Jun 21, 2012, 21:21 ET
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Would Americans Support Increased Taxes to Improve Highways, Streets, and Transit?

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's free report gives results of an ongoing national survey.  The Mineta National Transit...