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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...

Mar 24, 2014, 15:44 ET
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Mineta Transportation Institute Says Subways Are Still in Terrorists' Sights

 The FBI arrested a California National Guard reservist on March 17 as he headed for the Canadian border on his way to Syria. Once in Syria,...

Mar 20, 2014, 14:59 ET
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Free Report Reveals How to Develop Effective Regional Transit

 Transit agencies across the country could benefit from a comprehensive study of the factors that enable and inhibit the development of...

Mar 10, 2014, 17:12 ET
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The Terrorist Attack in Kunming, China: Does It Indicate a Growing Threat Worldwide?

At 9:00 pm on March 1, 2014, six men and two women, dressed in black and wielding knives, arrived at the Kunming train station, one of the...

Mar 10, 2014, 14:12 ET
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MTI Co-sponsors Women in Transportation Summit: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Denver

"Women in Transportation: Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement," hosted by the University of Denver's National Center for Intermodal...

Mar 05, 2014, 14:47 ET
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MTI: Companies, Individuals to Be Honored at Green Industry Hall of Fame Conference

The International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) will honor several businesses and individuals for their commitment to a cleaner world. The...

Feb 26, 2014, 14:15 ET
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Free Emergency Exercise Handbook for Transportation and Transit Agencies

 Transportation and transit agency emergency managers now have access to a free research report and training manual for emergency exercise...

Jan 22, 2014, 12:51 ET
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Report Recommends Methods to Facilitate Transit Ridership for Bicyclists

Mineta Transportation Institute's free publication provides insight for planners How can transit planners accurately address the needs of...

Jan 07, 2014, 16:50 ET
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By the Numbers: Russia's Terrorists Increasingly Target Transportation

Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth of the Mineta Transportation Institute offer insights about the attacks As reported worldwide,...