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Mar 05, 2014, 02:47 ET 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, 02:15 ET 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 development ...


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

How can transit planners accurately address the needs of those who combine bicycling with transit riding? Given that many bicyclists place a high...


Jan 07, 2014, 04:50 ET By the Numbers: Russia's Terrorists Increasingly Target Transportation

As reported worldwide, terrorists detonated two bombs in the Russian city of Volgograd last month. Is this part of an emerging pattern in Russia and...


Dec 30, 2013, 01:05 ET Transit Reliability Could Stimulate Ridership, Reduce Congestion and Pollution

Could transit reliability help to reduce congestion and pollution in urban districts by stimulating more ridership? A new peer-reviewed research...


Dec 18, 2013, 12:06 ET Cities Can Spur Economic Growth through More Efficient Transit

Changes wrought by mass transit service planning can heavily influence regional economic growth, even in tough economic times. But how can cities...


Dec 12, 2013, 04:41 ET Rod Diridon, Sr., to receive 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Council of University Transportation Centers

The Board of Trustees of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) takes pleasure in congratulating executive director Rod Diridon, Sr., who has been ...


Oct 15, 2013, 12:00 ET Research about Washington, DC Bus Circulator Reveals Surprising Results

Are Washington, DC riders happy with the city's Circulator bus? Can its success become a model for other cities? A new peer-reviewed research report, ...


Sep 17, 2013, 05:28 ET Under Secretary Polly Trottenberg Keynotes American Public Transportation Association (APTA) High-Speed Rail Connectivity Systems Panel

The national high-speed rail (HSR) network will connect current and new population centers in the United States. But how will passengers access those ...


Sep 03, 2013, 11:59 ET Driverless Cars and Their Impacts on America's Transportation Network Focus of ARTBA's October 28-30 Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation™ Workshop

This release is being distributed by the Mineta Transportation Institute. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100318/MTILOGO) Smart cars and...


Aug 27, 2013, 06:50 ET Could Vehicle Sharing become Mainstream Travel? Summit to Address the Way Forward.

The following is being released by Mineta Transportation Institute: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100318/MTILOGO ) Transportation is...


Jul 23, 2013, 07:39 ET How Can the Effectiveness of Community Livability Programs Be Determined?

Whether people live in urban or suburban areas, the livability of their communities is becoming more important. How easily can they access transit?...


Jul 03, 2013, 04:27 ET Mineta Transportation Institute Congratulates Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

Rod Diridon, executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has issued congratulations to the nation's newest Secretary of...


Jul 02, 2013, 03:53 ET As Voters Relocate to Suburbs, Will They Still Support Transit Improvements?

Over the last fifty years, as more voters have moved to the suburbs, they enjoy fewer benefits from public transit access. Given that fact, would...


Jun 25, 2013, 06:38 ET Ahron Hakimi Named Mineta Transportation Institute Alumnus of the Year

Ahron R. Hakimi, executive director of the Kern Council of Governments, has been named the first Alumnus of the Year for the Mineta Transportation...


Jun 24, 2013, 12:38 ET Research Shows that Americans Favor Additional Funding for Transportation - Under Certain Conditions

Would Americans favor additional taxes and fees to support the nation's transportation infrastructure? A variety of questions on that topic were...


May 28, 2013, 02:29 ET FTA Administrator Rogoff keynotes Mineta Transportation Institute's June 1 Transportation Finance Summit in Philadelphia

The recent Skagit River Bridge failure in Washington State has put a global spotlight on the critical condition of US transportation infrastructure....


May 08, 2013, 01:53 ET US Transportation Infrastructure Crisis to Be Examined at APTA Rail Workshop

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently gave a "D" grade to U.S. road and transit infrastructure.* Why is our nation now falling...


May 07, 2013, 06:34 ET Research Examines the Effects of Transit Service Restructuring in Tallahassee FL

After StarMetro, the public transit agency in Tallahassee FL, restructured its bus network from a radial system to a grid system, some challenges...


Apr 29, 2013, 12:42 ET Free Report: Addressing High-Speed Rail Security in the US

As high-speed rail (HSR) planning in the U.S. comes closer to reality, issues regarding security become more critical. To help identify and address...


Apr 24, 2013, 11:31 ET Juan Crespi Middle School Wins Garrett Morgan Competition for Sustainable Transportation

Juan Crespi Middle School of El Sobrante CA has won the 13th annual Garrett Morgan Competition for Sustainable Transportation. The team was sponsored ...


Apr 22, 2013, 07:56 ET Research reports on rail attacks can help media formulate stories on Canadian attempt

The arrest by Canadian authorities of two al Qaeda-connected terrorists planning to derail a passenger train calls attention to the Mineta...


Apr 16, 2013, 07:31 ET Expert Available For Boston-Related Interviews

Brian Michael Jenkins, world-renowned expert on terrorism and sophisticated crime, is available for media interviews following the bombings at the...


Apr 08, 2013, 01:45 ET Terrorism Expert Brian Michael Jenkins Releases "When Armies Divide"

Syria's escalating civil war has raised concerns about the security of the country's arsenal of chemical weapons. The Pentagon reportedly has secret...


Feb 26, 2013, 01:13 ET Mineta Transportation Institute Posts TRB High-Speed Rail Workshop Videos to YouTube

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and other experts are featured in "Economic and Social Impacts of High-Speed Rail Systems," a set of seven...