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2014-09-23 16:21:08

Free report, recommendations from Mineta National Transit Research Consortium SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest peer-reviewed study, Fatigue Evaluation of the Increased Weight Limit on Transit Railway Bridges, proposes a method to determine remaining "fatigue life" of steel railway bridges for transit lines based on analysis and field testing. For example, heavy freight cars and their bridge-crossing...

2014-09-16 20:20:20

Mineta Transportation Institute research has relevance for US planners. SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What are automated transit networks (ATN), and can they ever become a realistic addition to public transportation nationwide? These are just two of the questions addressed in the Mineta Transportation Institute's latest peer-reviewed study, Automated Transit Networks: State of the Industry in 2013. The report provides an informative tool for planners,...

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....

2014-06-23 12:21:05

Mineta Transportation Institute's report shows global trends likely apply to California SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence from the high-speed rail (HSR) systems of Europe and Asia demonstrates that the mode is very attractive to travelers who otherwise may have chosen airlines or other modes, according to a new Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) report, Modal Shift and High-Speed Rail: A Review of the Current Literature. The author, Peter Haas, PhD,...

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...

2014-06-17 12:21:40

Mineta Transportation Institute's free policy summit to reveal fifth annual survey results. SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan will deliver the keynote address at the Norman Y. Mineta Transportation Finance Policy Summit at the Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., San Francisco, on Friday, June 20. She will discuss transportation policy, including the GROW AMERICA Act, the types of transportation...

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...


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