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Dec 08, 2014, 12:25 ET
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Effects of Gas Prices on Transit Ridership Vary by Mode, in Combination with Price Ranges and Response Time

Transit agencies should prepare for ridership increases when gasoline prices increase. However, the net effect varies depending on the transit...

Nov 18, 2014, 12:31 ET
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Suicide Bombings Against Trains and Buses are Lethal but Few in Number

To the casual observer, it would appear that suicide attacks on buses and trains are great and growing in number and severity. It also would seem...

Nov 17, 2014, 13:42 ET
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For Returning Military Vets, Transportation Is Key to Reintegration as Civilians

Returning military veterans and support agencies must consider transportation access to essential services, lest returning military veterans can...

Oct 28, 2014, 12:43 ET
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Using Biodiesel in Urban Transit Buses Could Reduce Harmful Emissions

 Do transit buses operating on biodiesel emit more or less particulate matter and gases than those using conventional diesel? The Mineta...

Oct 21, 2014, 12:07 ET
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How Has Travel Behavior Changed among North American Bikesharing Users? What Makes a Successful Program?

The Mineta Transportation Institute has released its latest peer-reviewed study that evaluates public bikesharing in North America as a follow-up...

Oct 07, 2014, 15:11 ET
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Rod Diridon, Sr., to Receive Hall of Fame Award from American Public Transportation Association in Houston on Tuesday, October 14

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) will induct Rod Diridon, Sr., into its prestigious Hall of Fame at its annual meeting and...

Sep 23, 2014, 15:42 ET
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Mineta's new research data can help transit agencies prioritize, schedule railway bridge repairs and rehab

 The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest peer-reviewed study, Fatigue Evaluation of the Increased Weight Limit on Transit...

Sep 16, 2014, 17:49 ET
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Free university report: State of the automated transit networks industry

What are automated transit networks (ATN), and can they ever become a realistic addition to public transportation nationwide? These are just two of...

Jul 29, 2014, 10:23 ET
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Improved model helps transit agencies predict more accurate staffing for bus routes

The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest peer-reviewed study, Understanding and Modeling Bus Transit Driver Availability, has...

Jul 21, 2014, 11:41 ET
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Free report: Managing taxi markets with GPS data

 Transportation planners have received a substantial boost with the release of the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest...

Jun 25, 2014, 14:04 ET
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Research: Careful program design can increase public support for a higher gas tax, new mileage tax.

Do Americans dislike gas tax increases as much as conventional wisdom implies? Not necessarily, according to a new Mineta Transportation Institute...

Jun 24, 2014, 12:41 ET
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Mineta Transportation Institute Executive Director Rod Diridon Retires

Rod Diridon, Sr., executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) since its 1993 founding at San Jose State University (SJSU),...

Jun 23, 2014, 10:32 ET
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Air Passengers Shift to High-Speed Rail, Says New Research Report

 Evidence from the high-speed rail (HSR) systems of Europe and Asia demonstrates that the mode is very attractive to travelers who otherwise...

Jun 17, 2014, 19:31 ET
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Deputy Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan addresses infrastructure finance at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, Friday, June 20

Deputy Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan will deliver the keynote address at the Norman Y. Mineta Transportation Finance Policy Summit...

Jun 03, 2014, 13:45 ET
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Free Research Report: Does Rail Transit Proximity Attract New Businesses?

 Are new firms more likely to form near rail transit stations? That question is addressed in a new peer-reviewed research report just published...

May 20, 2014, 12:40 ET
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Rod Diridon to Address US High-Speed Rail Association West Coast Conference

Rod Diridon, executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute, will address the US High-Speed Rail Association's (USHSRA) West Coast Rail...

May 13, 2014, 10:51 ET
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Security Breach at Mineta San Jose Airport Raises Broader Issues

The recent breach of security at Mineta San Jose Airport, in which a teenager sneaked on to the airfield and hid in the wheel well of a Maui-bound...

Apr 29, 2014, 14:10 ET
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MAP-21 Section 5310 Requirements Can Be Met, Say California Researchers

How will MAP-21 Section 5310 program requirements and their potential implications affect California? This is a question many other states also may...

Apr 21, 2014, 11:32 ET
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Mineta Transportation Institute Experts Analyze Terrorism Bombing of Nigerian Bus Terminal

During the morning rush hour on April 14, a car bomb containing an estimated 500-800 pounds of explosives blew up at the Nyanya District bus...

Apr 15, 2014, 10:39 ET
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Can Land Use Plans and Transportation Policies Help Improve Health?

Could land use plans and transportation policies help to improve people's health? Recent studies are predicting that they can, especially if those...