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2014-08-08 23:02:27

Stevens Institute of Technology has been selected as the lead institution for a new Center of Excellence for Maritime Research (CMR). The selection, announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate will provide Stevens with $2 million per year for 5 years. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Stevens Institute of Technology has been selected as the lead institution for a new Center of Excellence for Maritime Research (CMR). The...

2014-07-29 12:21:18

Free report, recommendations from Mineta National Transit Research Consortium SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest peer-reviewed study, Understanding and Modeling Bus Transit Driver Availability, has tested three models and provided a series of recommendations to help transit agencies plan for a sufficient number of drivers without over-scheduling. Principal investigator was Kaan Ozbay, PhD, working with...

2014-07-21 12:21:36

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium study is applicable to most cities. SAN JOSE, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation planners have received a substantial boost with the release of the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest peer-reviewed study, Modeling Taxi Demand with GPS Data from Taxis and Transit. These planners are challenged to make regulatory, planning, and engineering decisions about how to manage taxi markets, accounting for...

2014-06-30 12:23:07

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium study shows how remanufacturing, recycling, repurposing can work SAN JOSE, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining market share, one significant question remains. How can the used lithium-ion batteries be processed post-vehicle application? A new peer-reviewed Mineta National Transit Research Consortium report, Remanufacturing, Repurposing, and Recycling of Post-Vehicle-Application...

2014-06-24 12:22:15

Deputy Executive Director Karen Philbrick assumes leadership SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rod Diridon, Sr., executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) since its 1993 founding at San Jose State University (SJSU), announced his retirement at the Institute's June 21, 2014 annual awards banquet. The Institute's Board of Trustees promoted deputy executive director Karen Philbrick, PhD, into the executive director's position....

2014-06-17 20:20:27

In the news release, Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan addresses infrastructure finance at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, Friday, June 20, issued 17-Jun-2014 by Mineta Transportation Institute over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that Therese McMillan's title should read "Deputy Federal Transit Administrator" rather than "Federal Transit Administrator" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Deputy Federal Transit...

2014-06-03 16:20:40

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium studies Portland and Dallas, finds different results SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are new firms more likely to form near rail transit stations? That question is addressed in a new peer-reviewed research report just published by the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium. Two cities were compared - Portland OR and Dallas TX - because each one had relatively new light-rail systems. The report, Transit Access...

2014-03-25 16:21:01

Mineta NTRC's free report recommends aggressive technology policies and increases in travel costs SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Fahrenheit). With vehicles as one of the prime producers, how can the transportation sector address that hurdle? The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) has just...

2014-03-20 16:20:56

Mineta NTRC investigated Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, St. Louis and applied it to Detroit SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transit agencies across the country could benefit from a comprehensive study of the factors that enable and inhibit the development of effective regional transit. Published by the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC), Detroit Regional Transit Study: A Study of Factors that Enable and Inhibit Effective Regional Transit focuses on...

2014-02-26 16:20:31

Mineta Transportation Institute's new manual includes templates, exercises, policies, and more SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation and transit agency emergency managers now have access to a free research report and training manual for emergency exercise development and implementation. The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) publication, Exercise Handbook: What Transportation Security and Emergency Preparedness Leaders Need to Know to Improve...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.