Media Coverage: 2008

MTI’s expertise in surface transportation topics has brought e organization a great deal of media coverage. is list represents a sample at includes print and broadcast stories.

Media Coverage

Date Media Outlet Topic
Dec. 11, 2008 WriteType Betty Dravis names Rod Diridon and Norman Mineta as mentors
Dec. 9, 2008 Middle East Times Brian Jenkins article about Mumbai attacks
Dec. 9, 2008 Arizona Republic Rod Diridon quoted about light rail projects
Dec. 5, 2008 CNN Politics Peter Bergen commentary on WMD, wi quotes from Brian Michael Jenkins
Dec. 2, 2008 ABC-TV Light rail promoted in Washington to new administration
Dec. 1, 2008 Adnkronos MTI expert: Terrorism is a terrifying strategic logic
Dec. 1, 2008 Contra Costa Times MTI Director as possible Transportation Secretary
November 24, 2008 Orlando Business Journal Diridon at HSR meeting
November 21, 2008 Asian Week The sleeping giant wakes up
November 20, 2008 Macro World Investor Meetings in Washington to outline agenda for high-speed rail
November 18, 2008 Nichi-Bei Times Mineta as ambassador to Japan?
November 17, 2008 Florida Shipper Transport industry eyes Obama´s possible Transportation Secretaries
November 17, 2008 Mission City Lantern Should Diridon run for Congress?
November 16, 2008 San Diego Union-Tribune Obama's first international crisis, by Brian Jenkins
November 15, 2008 Live Journal MTI directors among ose considered for Cabinet
October 13, 2008 Bolsa Blogs Jenkins says Obama will fight al Qaeda
October 13, 2008 MTI Expert: How I learned not to fear bomb
October 13, 2008 Global Telematics Trucks, Traffic, and Timely Transport: A Regional Freight Logistics Profile (RFLP)
November 13, 2008 Reuters Mineta part of team to address environmental issues
November 13, 2008 Ear Times Mineta part of team to address environmental issues
November 6, 2008 NWI Times Diridon to appear in NW Indiana to discuss rail
November 6, 2008 Cascadia Prospectus A Green Light For California High Speed Rail Plan
November 6, 2008 Inside Indiana Business Diridon to appear in NW Indiana to discuss rail
November 6, 2008 San Jose Mercury News Voters approve HSR
October 23, 2008 KBAY Radio Diridon on HSR and rail travel (Broadcast)
October 23, 2008 Bunker Report: Best of KGO Diridon discusses HSR and risk of terror on trains
October 23, 2008 Government Executive Expert says nuclear terrorism is not a major threat
October 22, 2008 KGO Radio, Ronn Owens Show High speed rail in California (Broadcast)
October 19, 2008 Benefits of HSR
October 18, 2008 Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard Gas Tax Broken: State Explores Other Ideas
October 15, 2008 Let's Dream of a Non-Wretched Fisherman's Wharf
October 12, 2008 Santa Cruz (CA) Sentinel Why we need HSR: Opinion piece by MTI executive director
October 7, 2008 Wall Street Journal MTI Security Director interviewed about terrorism
October 6, 2008 Providence (RI) Journal Georgia dispute derails bid to stop nuke terrorism, says expert
October 6, 2008 San Francisco Examiner MTI Security Director notes progress and failures wi transportation security
October 3, 2008 BlogTalk Radio MTI Security Director discusses terrorism and nuclear issues
October 3, 2008 Los Angeles Times State should support HSR
October 3, 2008 Record Net HSR would boost economy of state
October 3, 2008 Business Journals HSR would bring jobs
October 3, 2008 KCRA-TV HSR would help economy
October 3, 2008 KRON-TV HSR gets local support
October 3, 2008 KTVU-TV Local officials "green light" HSR
October 3, 2008 Merced Sun-Star HSR would be boon to California
October 3, 2008 KTVU-TV HSR route to South Bay approved
October 2, 2008 California Beat HSR in California may come true
Sept. 28, 2008 KCBS Radio, Sheryl Raines Show MTI Security Director discusses terrorism (Broadcast)
Sept. 28, 2008 KGO Radio, Ronn Owens Show MTI Security Director discusses terrorism (Broadcast)
Sept. 29, 2008 KTVU-TV MTI Security Director discusses terrorism (Broadcast)
Sept. 28, 2008 KRON-TV MTI Security Director discusses terrorism (Broadcast)
Sept. 26, 2008 California Progress Report Discussion of HSR in California
Sept. 26, 2008 ABC News Is it time for HSR in California?
Sept. 23, 2008 NPR MTI Security Director discusses terrorism
Sept. 19, 2008 CAHSR Blog Discussion of HSR in California
Sept. 17, 2008 KQED Radio Discussion of HSR in California (Broadcast)
Sept. 17, 2008 Oakland Tribune Likelihood of train collision in Bay Area is quite low
Sept. 16, 2008 KCBS Rail Safety: Bullet Trains Versus Ordinary Commuter Trains
Sept. 16, 2008 San Jose Mercury News Likelihood of train collision in Bay Area is quite low
Sept. 12, 2008 ABC News Is America's transportation system safe?
Sept. 11, 2008 KGO-TV news MTI Security Director discusses terrorism (Broadcast)
Sept. 11, 2008 NPR's Diane Rehm show MTI Security Director discusses terrorism (Broadcast)
Sept. 10, 2008 USA Today Transit demands could stress riders
Sept. 10, 2008 Watertown (NY) Daily Times Public transit use is up, but problems exist
Sept. 10, 2008 ABC News MTI Security Director discusses terrorism (Broadcast)
Sept. 9, 2008 CNN MTI Security Director discusses terrorism (Broadcast)
Sept. 9, 2008 USA Today Survey: Public transit pressures could hurt riders
August 15, 2008 Gilroy Dispatch High speed rail is a road to the future
August 14, 2008 Vancouver Sun Tighter transit security needed now
August 8, 2008 CEO Show Interview wi Rod Diridon
July 18, 2008 Conde Nast Portfolio VTA mulls ballot measure to raise sales tax for BART extension
July 17, 2008 New Public-Private Group Plans to Increase Air Traffic Capacity, Boost Environmental and Economic Benefits
July 15, 2008 Mass Transit Magazine California HSR Route OK'd
July 10, 2008 Oman Tribune Route for California Bullet Trains Approved
July 9, 2008 KCBS Pacheco Pass Gets HSR Nod
June 28, 2008 San Francisco Examiner Three-Minute Interview: Rod Diridon
June 19, 2008 KCBS Highways Suffer as US Uses Less Gas
June 16, 2008 Gas Moves Toward $5 a Gallon
June 10, 2008 Scripps Howard News Analysts don't see $5 gas on horizon, but spikes still hurt
June 8, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle $5 gas? To some, it's not impossible
June 4, 2008 Inside Bay Area Union Pacific Railroad Balks at Selling Land For Bullet Train
May 31st, 2008 Arizona Republic Group Confident Voters Will OK Transit Tax
May 1st, 2008 AP Gas Tax Holiday Opposed by Obama
Apr 22, 2008 ABC-TV 7 National Fuel Economy Standards
Apr 22, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle S.F. on verge of $4-per-gallon gas
Apr 11, 2008 San Francisco Examiner Road Privatization Finds Favor
Apr 10, 2008 (news for e Sierras) Mineta Transportation Institute Study Finds at Most Californians Support "Green" Transportation Fees and Taxes
Apr 9, 2008 Christian Science Monitor Bullet train coming to California ballots
Apr 7, 2008 Oakland Tribune Green driving ideas gaining support in polls
Apr 6, 2008 Palo Alto Daily News State's high-speed rail hopes revived by bill
Apr 6, 2008 AFP Al Qaeda drive to recruit Westerners worries U.S.
Apr 4, 2008 John and Ken Show, KFI-AM 640 Gas guzzlers pay higher fees
Apr 3, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Poll: Make gas guzzlers pay higher fees
Apr 3, 2008 Contra Costa Times SUV owners: Make 'Em Pay
Apr 3, 2008 Asha Agrawal's phone poll of 1500 California adults
Apr 3, 2008 KCBS Californians Support Fees for Gas Guzzlers
Apr 3, 2008 SF Examiner Rail system speeds closer to a reality
Apr 3, 2008 California for Democracy Green Vehicle fees: an idea whose time has come
Apr 1, 2008 San Francisco Examiner High-speed rail bond has strong Bay Area support
Mar 29, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle State gas sales dip slightly in 2007
Mar 26, 2008 Social Changer blog (UCD CALPIRG Chapter) Updates on cycling event to support HSR
Mar 26, 2008 Metro Rail Against The Machine
Mar 15, 2008 Ottawa (Canada) Citizen Editorial wi Mr.Gardner's opinions, and a quote from Brian Jenkins
Mar 11, 2008 Parkway Blog Government Officials, Practitioners and Academics Gaered Togeer at a Conference in Sacramento to Discuss California's Infrastructure Crisis
Mar 7, 2008 Bizwire Meeting in Sacto to discuss infrastructure crisis
Feb 29, 2008 Mass Transit Magazine Thoughts about MTI's passenger screening summit
Feb 8, 2008 Fresno Bee South Valley rail stop possible: Station is included in bullet train route planning
Feb 7, 2008 SJ Mercury News Railroad museum proposed near Guadalupe River and Highway 87 (Broadcast)
Feb 7, 2008 Oakland Tribune Rail Auority approves study fostering new sources of power (Broadcast)
Jan 29, 2008 Palo Alto Times On Global Warming: Work Togeer, Move Quickly