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2014-04-15 12:21:17

Mineta Transportation Institute's free research report predicts specific positive outcomes. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Could land use plans and transportation policies help to improve people's health? Recent studies are predicting that they can, especially if those plans and policies promote walking, biking, and reduced vehicle use. In its newest peer-reviewed study, Active Travel Co-Benefits of Travel Demand Management Policies that Reduce...

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...

2014-03-24 16:20:42

Teausant plot follows predictable pattern to attack transit, say MTI investigators Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce Butterworth SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, Nicholas Michael Teausant, who is also a student at San Joaquin Delta Community College in Stockton CA, planned to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

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...

2014-03-10 16:20:17

Sherri LeBas, Louisiana Secretary of Transportation, keynotes discussion on women's recruitment, retention, advancement DENVER, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Women in Transportation: Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement," hosted by the University of Denver's National Center for Intermodal Transportation (NCIT), is set for Wednesday, April 9, at the Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Blvd., Denver. Sherri LeBas, Louisiana Secretary of Transportation, will keynote the opening...

2014-03-05 16:20:20

Public is invited on Friday, March 28, at San Jose State University SAN JOSE, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) will honor several businesses and individuals for their commitment to a cleaner world. The fourth annual conference and induction ceremony, "Bridging the Environment and Technology," will be held Friday, March 28, at the San Jose State University (SJSU) Student Union. This year's event will feature...

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...

2013-12-30 12:20:25

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium report offers performance criteria for Washington and other cities SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Could transit reliability help to reduce congestion and pollution in urban districts by stimulating more ridership? A new peer-reviewed research report, Reliability of Bus Transit Schedules in Washington DC, proposes that greater reliability of transit schedules could motivate more people to leave their vehicles at...

2013-12-18 12:20:55

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium publishes free peer-reviewed report with findings, policy recommendations SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changes wrought by mass transit service planning can heavily influence regional economic growth, even in tough economic times. But how can cities assess transit performance, determine the efficiencies, and develop policies to boost that efficiency? The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) publication,...

2013-12-12 16:21:03

To be given Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Washington DC SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) takes pleasure in congratulating executive director Rod Diridon, Sr., who has been chosen to receive the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the national Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). The award will be presented Saturday, January 11, during a banquet at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in...