Media Coverage: 2010

MTI's expertise in surface transportation topics has brought the organization a great deal of media coverage. This list represents a sample that includes print and broadcast stories.


Date Media Outlet Topic
December 28, 2010 Officer.Com Report: Protecting Mass Transit Difficult Task
December 28, 2010 San Jose Mercury News Opinion: U.S. should lead on transportation, not be playing catch up
December 27, 2010 USA Today Can trains, subways be protected from terrorists?
December 26, 2010 Newsday Effectiveness of airport body scanners eyed
December 26, 2010 Washington Post Washington Post More body scanners coming to an airport near you
December 22, 2010 Gilroy Dispatch New cash for high-speed rail stop?
December 20, 2010 Bakersfield Californian High-speed rail board OK's plan to extend route toward Bakersfield
December 21, 2010 San Diego Union Tribune Flying or driving this holiday? Here's what you need to know
December 18, 2010 Contra Costa Times Norm Mineta Honored by House Resolution
December 16, 2010 Washington Post Metro anti-terrorism teams to begin random bag inspections to avert attacks
December 15, 2010 Global Times China Leads the World of High-Speed Trains
December 14, 2010 Canada Free Press American terrorism expert alerts Canadian lawmakers about al-Qaeda
December 9, 2010 Homeland Security Newswire Securing rails: doable, if complicated, endeavor
December 8, 2010 Law Enforcement Examiner Canadian lawmakers quiz American terrorism expert about al-Qaeda
December 8, 2010 Global Times Chinese rail lays tracks to US
December 3, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle First California HSR segment to be in the valley
December 3, 2010 The Almanac High-speed rail activities to slow down ono Peninsula


Date Media Outlet Topic
November 29, 2010 Emergency Management Safeguarding the Rails: Four Avenues for Increasing Security
November 27, 2010 Los Angeles Times Can a nation divided be secure?
November 24, 2010 Silicon Valley Business Journal Rail engineers make first segment recommendation
November 24, 2010 Southern California Public Radio Thanksgiving Travelers Call It a Turkey
November 19, 2010 Stanford Daily Analysis of Caltrain death patterns begins long-term study of railroad suicides
November 18, 2010 Gilroy Dispatch High-speed politics
November 13, 2010 Los Angeles Times Brian Michael Jenkins: Risky Business
November 12, 2010 Simon Oh Setting My Sights on Graduate School…
November 11, 2010 Les Affaires Monde Les Affaires La Californie prépare une révolution verte
November 9, 2010 The Source, Transportation Headlines Looking for patterns on commuter rail suicides (Mineta Transportation Institute)
November 5, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Central Valley 'backbone' for high-speed rail
November 5, 2010 Monterey County Herald Bullet train construction to start in Central Valley
November 4, 2010 Les Affaires du Monde Sans transport public efficace nos entreprises vont étouffer
November 4, 2010 Les Affaires du Monde Diaporama: joueurs clés dans le transport public en Californie
November 4, 2010 Les Affaires du Monde Comment survivre au Buy America Act
November 4, 2010 SFGate Bay Area loses out on high-speed rail


Date Media Outlet Topic
October 26, 2010 Sustainable Business Oregon California high-speed rail secures $902M
October 26, 2010 Silicon Valley Business Journal High-speed rail secures $902M more federal funding
October 24, 2010 San Jose Mercury News The podcar people are coming to San Jose
October 22, 2010 Big News Rep Honda joins US Department of Transportation Undersecretary Roy Kienitz
October 22, 2010 San Jose Mercury News U.S. DOT undersecretary tours BART
October 20, 2010 San Jose Mercury News Diridon Station exhibit a pleasant journey down memory lane
October 20, 2010 KGO-TV News Great Shakeout reminds of earthquake threat (video)
October 15, 2010 The Business Journal The Way to San José themes transportation history exhibit at Diridon Station
October 6, 2010 The Business Journal Siemens title sponsor of high-speed rail event


Date Media Outlet Topic
September 28, 2010 News.WebIndia123 Mumbai to become Asian hub for research and training
September 28, 2010 News.WebIndia123 NaMTTRI to host Mass Transit Training Programme
September 23, 2010 India Infoline Limited aMTTRI to Host a 4-day Mass Transit Training Programme
September 19, 2010 StreetsBlog Lecture: High Speed Rail: The Fast Track to Sustainability
September 17, 2010 Denver Daily News Talking high-speed rail: Is it the way of the future or a costly idea?
September 13, 2010 The Source Our response to Bus Riders Union allegations that Metro can't afford 30/10 Initiative
September 10, 2010 Special Parking Provisions Are Key to More Car-Sharing Growth, Study Concludes
September 3, 2010 Charlotte [NC] Business Journal San Jose State on Track to Offer High-Speed Rail Courses
September 2010 Environmental and Energy Study Institute Obama Renews Focus on Transportation Investment


Date Media Outlet Topic
August 30, 2010 Baseball San Jose Blog At the Proposed Ballpark Site Walking Tour
August 28, 2010 New York Times High-Speed-Rail Plan Will Test California
August 28, 2010 San Jose MetBlogs Tour of Proposed Ballpark Site Sparks High Hopes
August 22, 2010 San Jose Mercury News Opinion / Rod Diridon: And Here's the Rest of the High-Speed Rail Story
August 10, 2010 Houston Tomorrow Texas Transportation Summit Highlights
August 2010 Cargo Security International Rail Security: Off the Rails
August 10, 2010 Dallas Star-Telegram High-speed rail in Texas-clock is ticking
August 9, 2010 Dallas Star-Telegram Texas eyes a piece of the high-speed rail pie
August 2010 Trucker Magazine Funding the future


Date Media Outlet Topic
July 27, 2010 Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program Norman Mineta Portrait Officially Enters National Portrait Gallery
July 20, 2010 Railway Track & Structures Stimulus gives rail kick in the caboose
July 13, 2010 Clean Technica Lowest Gasoline Taxes Since the Beginning of the Automobile
July 13, 2010 Fleet Owner Expanding Capacity . . . and Paying for It
July 7, 2010 Streets Blog Network Yes, You Can Move the Needle on Public Support for a Gas Tax Hike
July 7, 2010 Washington State DOT Blog Fed Gas Tax Increase w/ Environmental Benefits Gains Public Support
July 6, 2010 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy What Do Americans Think About Transportation Funding?
July 4, 2010 The Village Tattler TOD FAQ: Will Avalon Upgrade Huntington Station?


Date Media Outlet Topic
June 30, 2010 India West Maharashtra CM Initiates Collaborations During LA Visit
June 28, 2010 Bond Buyer (subscription) Panel Sees Best Hope for Transportation on the Local Level
June 22, 2010 Fierce Government IT MTI Experts Help Create International Collaboration
June 16, 2010 Sakaal Times Metro and Mono rail to be secured by a California institute
June 16, 2010 Indian Express Spl police for Metro, monorail, trained by US aces
June 16, 2010 Bombay News Train sabotage in Bengal has global security implications
June 16, 2010 The Hindu Hi-tech safety system soon for Mumbai Metro, monorail
June 16, 2010 DNA India Maharashtra inks MoU with American firm for transport safety
June 16, 2010 India Talkies Train sabotage in Bengal has global security implications
June 15, 2010 Vamban News US institute to advise on security for Mumbai trains, buses
June 12, 2010 San Jose Mercury News Peninsula Readers' Letters (see second letter)
June 11, 2010 Sakaal Times CM on visit to US, Malaysia, Singapore
June 3, 2010 Santa Clara Weekly Stadium Debate Hits 2-Minute Warning
June 3, 2010 KLIV Radio Elevated tracks proposed for High Speed Rail in San Jose


Date Media Outlet Topic
May 30, 2010 Green Car Congress MTI: Mumbai Derailment Could Have Serious Implications for Rail Security Worldwide
May 30, 2010 Lawyers and Settlements India Train Crash Could Hold Lessons for US Rail Systems
May 29, 2010 Eco Friendly Mag MTI: Mumbai Derailment Could Have Serious Implications for Rail Security Worldwide
May 29, 2010 Finanz Nachrichten (Germany) Mineta Transportation Institute Expert Says Mumbai Derailment Could Have Serious Implications for Rail Security Worldwide
May 19, 2010 Commonwealth Club Club Speaker and Electric Vehicles Expert on Ronn Owens Show
May 18, 2010 KGO Radio Ronn Owens Show: MTI-Sponsored Speaker on Electric Cars
May 10, 2010 Passenger Transport Mineta Institute Report Examines Rail Attacks
May 6, 2010 LA Curbed Tempering the talk about HSR up north
May 6, 2010 San Mateo County Times California high-speed rail hires CEO for $375,000
May 6, 2010 USA Today NYC bomb suspect had clear background
May 5, 2010 San Jose Mercury News Groups release report in favor of East Bay bullet train route


Date Media Outlet Topic
April 13, 2010 DC Streets Blog New Report Maps Link Between Overseas Transit Attacks and Domestic Risk
April 12, 2010 Enviromental Valuation & Cost Benefit News Green transportation taxes and fees
April 12, 2010 Spartan Daily High-speed rail in San Jose stirs debate
April 12, 2010 NTI Al-Qaeda Wants Nuclear Strike on U.S., Obama Warns
April 9, 2010 Business Journal Time to Join the World of High Speed Rail
April 7, 2010 San Francisco Weekly If BART reopens public restrooms, the terrorists win
April 7, 2010 ABC-7 News Residents attend HSR meetings
April 5, 2010 The Takeaway Feds focus on aviation, but threat more likely on subways
April 2, 2010 CBN News Transportation Study Brings Security Changes
April 2, 2010 Good Morning America Mass Transportation Security Mess: Report Details Chilling Inefficiencies
April 2, 2010 Oakland Tribune Caltrain's last hope may lie with taxpayers
April 1, 2010 KCBS News Big service cuts for Caltrain


Date Media Outlet Topic
March 31, 2010 Mass Transit Public Transit´s "Open System" Leaves It Vulnerable
March 31, 2010 RailwayAge Is rail security adequate? Questions raised in Congress
March 31, 2010 Homeland Security Today US Transit Security Gets Boost after Moscow Blasts
March 31, 2010 Mass Transit US Transit Security Gets Boost after Moscow Blasts
March 30, 2010 Oregon Live All aboard time for high-speed rail
March 30, 2010 Homeland Security Today Russian train attack renews U.S. rail security concerns
March 29, 2010 USA Today U.S. Transit Security Gets Boost after Moscow Bombings
March 24, 2010 US DOT Sustainable transportation competition for middle schoolers attracts winning ideas from around the country
March 23, 2010 The Register Guard It´s Time for This State to Get Aboard with High Speed Rail
March 18, 2010 Business Survival Weblog Emergency Management Handbook for State-Level Transportation Agencies
March 12, 2010 Encitra, Inc. to Develop Immersive 3D Model of San Jose´s Proposed Automated Transit Network System
March 10, 2010 Daily Emerald Rail summit rallies support
March 9, 2010 Santa Cruz News San Jose to Host International Podcar Forum
March 8, 2010 Podcar City San Jose to Host International Showcase of Modern Podcar Technology
March 5, 2010 South Eugene KVAL Eugene High-Speed Rail Summit
March 4, 2010 Top Sciences Study shows US lags behind in transit safety programs for female riders
March 1, 2010 California Green Building Rod Diridon to Speak at Clean Tech Event


Date Media Outlet Topic
February 28, 2010 Today's Trucking Hazmat trucks major terrorist target: Think tank
February 18, 2010 Fleet Owner Are Tanker Trucks Potential Terrorist Weapons?
February 17, 2010 Christian Science Monitor Fights on public transit: Oakland bus fracas is latest flash point
February 17, 2010 KTVU Television Bloody Fight Clip Highlights Violence Concerns
February 11, 2010 Women, Transit, and the Perception of Safety
February 5, 2010 San Jose Mercury News Bay Area has catching up to do for HSR stimulus cash
February 4, 2010 MSN Money HSR corridors may have to compete for federal funds
February 3, 2010 San Francisco Examiner High-Speed Rail Will Benefit San Jose
February 1, 2010 Passenger Transport High-Speed Rail Presents Challenges, Great Opportunity


Date Media Outlet Topic
January 29, 2010 Oakland Tribune Federal HSR rail funding boost puts project on fast track in Bay Area
January 29, 2010 San Gabriel Valley Tribune California HSRproject could break ground this year
January 28, 2010 Today's THV MTI Hosts Fact-Finding Group from Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
January 28, 2010 MTI hosts fact-finding mission from Mumbai
January 28, 2010 Los Angeles Business Journal California rail projects get $2.3 billion stimulus
January 28, 2010 Oakland Tribune HSR groundbreaking could happen this year
January 27, 2010 Eureka Alert Homeland Security Science and Technology University Network Summit
January 26, 2010 Sacramento Business Journal Florida has inside track on high-speed funding
January 21, 2010 Everything Long Beach - Top Ten Policy summit examines transportation workforce
January 20, 2010 Everything Long Beach Policy summit examines transportation workforce
January 7, 2010 San Jose Mercury News Experts give opinions on Bay Area transit troubles
January 6, 2010 Long Beach Business Journal Ensuring the Growth of California´s Transportation Workforce
January, 2010 American River Messenger Transportation Workforce Summit to Address Issues
January, 2010 Metro Magazine N.Y. to boost efforts to curb sexual harassment on subway