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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....

2014-06-17 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...

2014-06-11 12:20:58

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nation's former top energy transportation safety regulator, Brigham McCown, has offered to bring both sides to the table concerning the growing debate over transporting oil by rail through California's communities. "It is imperative we establish an open and transparent dialog between railroads, regulatory agencies, first responders, and the general public when transporting oil by rail," McCown said. McCown served as the first head of...

2014-06-09 16:20:35

Chorus of Leadership Voices to 'Open the Skies' Cross Party Lines, Multiple Administrations WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an op-ed published today in Aviation Weekly, Andrew Card, former Secretary of Transportation (under President George H.W. Bush) and White House Chief of Staff (under President George W. Bush), called for the immediate approval of Norwegian Air International's application before the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "The case for DOT to...

2014-05-22 08:36:27

(GTMA Annual Meeting and U.S.-DOT Data Palooza Event June 2-4) FREDERICKSBURG, Va., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When transportation data collection, management and visualization professionals gather for their three-day annual meeting in Crystal City June 2-4, they will be joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Secretary Foxx is kicking off the conference sessions that include a U.S.-DOT sponsored Data Palooza workshop track. The Secretary's remarks will...

2014-05-20 12:20:53

Meridiam names Ray LaHood as new Senior Advisor NEW YORK and PARIS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridiam, the leading global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure, announced today that former United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will be a Senior Advisor to Meridiam North America and provide strategic guidance to the firm. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140520/89361 Secretary LaHood has over three decades of...

2013-10-25 23:03:05

Bold predictions from former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at last week’s Mobility Lab event “People First: the Future of Transportation in America.” Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 In the next 25 years, America’s highway system will be replaced in large part by a crisscrossing network of passenger rail lines. The automobile will be replaced by the Google (driverless) car. Alternative modes of transportation such as biking and walking will be more...

2013-09-20 23:03:35

WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, presented Ray LaHood with the 2013 Navigator Award for his extraordinary efforts to attract, retain, and advance women in the transportation industry. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood accepted the 2013 WTS Navigator Award—the first ever awarded by WTS International--at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, Tuesday night....

2013-08-29 23:18:21

The announcement that U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has placed Sarah Feinberg in his Chief of Staff position comes as great news to WTS International, the association for the advancement of women in transportation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that Sarah Feinberg will be joining the U.S. Department of Transportation as his Chief of Staff. “WTS International would like to congratulate Ms. Feinberg on her new...


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