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2012-03-17 23:03:10

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the US Department of Transportation and WTS International for its Transportation YOU mentorship program–a true testament to the White House´s efforts to turn the tides of academic, career and gender trends toward filling the country´s future needs for infrastructure skills. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the US Department of Transportation and WTS International...

2012-03-14 16:49:00

Mineta Transportation Institute's free report offers insights and possible solutions SAN JOSE, Calif., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) has published Estimating Workforce Development Needs for High-Speed Rail in California, a report assessing the overall employment, education, and training needs associated with building and operating the California High-Speed Rail (CHSR) network. The report also seeks to develop...

2012-03-14 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Senate approved legislation that would reverse cuts to pre-tax transit accounts available to commuters who use public transportation and vanpools. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives. As crafted, the legislation increases the monthly amount that can be set aside on a pre-tax basis for public transportation expenses to $240 a month, up from the reduced limit of $125 a month that became effective at...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

Mobility Van Sales will help spread the awareness of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association via their extensive wheelchair vans sales advertising network at MobilityVanSales.com. (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 Mobility Van Sales will help spread the awareness of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association via their extensive wheelchair vans sales advertising network at MobilityVanSales.com. Mobility Van Sales is proud to support and be part of the National Mobility Awareness...

2012-02-23 13:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the 21st Annual National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) Conference in Phoenix, the new National Mobility Awareness Month was unveiled, which will be celebrated throughout the U.S. and Canada in May 2012. The goal of the awareness month is to teach seniors, veterans and people with disabilities how to live an active and mobile lifestyle through the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment....

2012-02-22 12:15:00

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MV-1, the first vehicle designed from the ground up for wheelchair accessibility has arrived in Wisconsin, and as the exclusive dealer, Concours Motors is thrilled to introduce it at the 2012 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show from Feb. 25, 2012 - March 4, 2012 at the Frontier Airlines Center on 400 West Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. "Aptly named the MV-1 for the 'first Mobility Vehicle,' the car is designed specifically for the more than 14 million...

2012-02-09 17:05:00

Mineta Transportation Institute's free report provides direction. SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) has published a free report that identifies best practices and program characteristics in communities where many people walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means of travel. Integration of Bicycling and Walking Facilities into the Infrastructure of Urban Communities focuses on case studies in Davis, Palo...

2012-01-19 18:18:00

Mineta Transportation Institute's report expands on a previous study. SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) has published a free report that studies how neighborhood crime affects the way people travel and recommends ways to encourage alternatives to driving. Neighborhood Crime and Travel Behavior: An Investigation of the Influence of Neighborhood Crime Rates on Mode Choice - Phase II expands on a...

2012-01-04 16:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Pennsylvania Constructors commended three leaders of the House Democratic caucus today for introducing a series of transportation funding measures. Caucus Whip Mike Hanna (Clinton-Centre), Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel (Allegheny) and Policy Chairman Mike Sturla (Lancaster) said the legislation was similar to the package of bills offered last fall by Republican Senator and Appropriations Chairman Jake Corman (Centre). The...

2012-01-03 12:10:00

Mineta Transportation Institute publication recommends ways to expedite projects while including public input SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (www.transweb.sjsu.edu) has just published a report to help transportation agencies and planners include community input in their projects while making timely progress. The Nature of Context-Sensitive Solutions, Stakeholder Involvement and Critical Issues in the Urban Context...