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2012-08-13 10:20:11

US DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) will broadcast at 1-2 pm Eastern, 10-11 am Pacific SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) will present a free podcast on Wednesday, August 15, as part of its monthly Transportation Innovation Series. The program will feature Rod Diridon, Sr., presenting a series of slides on "California High-Speed Rail and...

2012-08-07 06:26:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's senior vice president of Accessibility Services, Kleo King, was recently appointed to the U.S. Access Board Advisory Committee on Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment to ensure equipment critical to proper health evaluations is accessible to people living with disabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) As part of the Advisory Committee, King and United Spinal will provide...

2012-08-02 06:20:54

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Billions of federal dollars will flow into the metropolitan area over the next 25 years to improve the region's transportation system, and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is seeking input into how that money should be spent. An innovative interactive website, http://ideas.nymtc-rtp.org, developed by MindMixer, will make it easier for people in the region to share their concerns, provide ideas and feedback and participate in the...

2012-07-16 10:21:21

Part Two of Mineta Transportation Institute's research recommends money-saving changes. SAN JOSE, Calif., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) has released a peer-reviewed research report, Amenity or Necessity? Street Standards as Parking Policy. This research - the second in a two-part series - investigates the rationale behind the parking mandate for a minimum residential street width requirement adopted by most US...

2012-07-09 10:20:26

Researchers investigate U.S., Canadian IT-based systems and offer policy recommendations SAN JOSE, Calif., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) has released a peer-reviewed research report, Public Bikesharing in North America: Early Operator and User Understanding. It documents the state of public bikesharing in the U.S. and Canada, including key factors such as essential attributes and business models; economics and insurance...

2012-07-04 23:02:31

The Active Travel programme has now made it even easier to walk or cycle to the London 2012 Games, with the introduction of new maps, guides walks and cycles, and cycling services and facilities. (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 The Active Travel programme has now made it even easier to walk or cycle to the London 2012 Games, with the introduction of new maps, guides walks and cycles, and cycling services and facilities. The new services and resources include: Cycle parking at every venue —...

2012-06-13 10:20:07

LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The mobility share of the car as a means of transport has recently been declining. A 2011 survey conducted by Frost & Sullivan in 23 mega cities globally revealed that the share of public transport as well as push bikes has increased by around one to 2 per cent within one year. At the same time, car ownership per 1000 people in the cities of the developed world remains the same, and in some cases, is even falling. This was one of the key themes of...

2012-05-31 10:22:29

Results from pilot project show increase in active travel, decrease in traffic congestion around schools PETERBOROUGH, ON, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - New data from Canada Walks shows that a whopping 41 per cent of children were driven to school before a School Travel Planning project took aim to reduce that number by increasing the rate of walking and cycling for the school journey. After School Travel Planning projects began to improve street infrastructure, increase awareness of the...

2012-05-31 10:20:39

BOULDER, Colo., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Top transportation officials from across the country, including Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, headlined the launch of a new initiative to bring protected bikeways to six U.S. cities at a national kickoff event today in Chicago. The Green Lane Project (www.greenlaneproject.org), created by the national bicycling nonprofit Bikes Belong Foundation (www.bikesbelong.org), is working with Austin, Chicago, Memphis, Portland, Ore., San...

2012-05-24 06:22:10

Nearly 60 percent of Summer City Travelers plan to use public transportation WASHINGTON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As flip flops and shorts replace suits and ties, you know summer is here. And while many flock to beaches and cabins in the woods, 104 million people are planning a trip to the city. That is one third of Americans who will be hitting the streets of a city near you. Of those who plan to visit a city, nearly 60 percent (57 percent) or 62 million people...