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2014-06-25 16:20:51

Mineta Transportation Institute's fifth annual transportation tax survey could guide legislation. SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do Americans dislike gas tax increases as much as conventional wisdom implies? Not necessarily, according to a new Mineta Transportation Institute research report, What Do Americans Think about Federal Tax Options to Support Public Transit, Highways, and Local Streets and Roads? Results from Year Five of a National Survey. The study finds...

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...

2014-05-20 12:22:38

Mineta Transportation Institute executive director appears at June 2-4 event in SF SAN JOSE, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rod Diridon, executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute, will address the US High-Speed Rail Association's (USHSRA) West Coast Rail Conference in San Francisco. The event is set for Monday-Wednesday, June 2-4, 2014. As a leading advocate for high-speed rail, Mr. Diridon will be part of the opening panel on Monday morning...

2014-04-29 16:20:57

Mineta Transportation Institute's free white paper addresses challenges, solutions SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How will MAP-21 Section 5310 program requirements and their potential implications affect California? This is a question many other states also may be asking about themselves. To address the specifics in California, the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has just released a white paper, Building Consensus and Partnerships for Implementing the MAP-21...

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...

2014-03-20 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...


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