Media Coverage: 2013

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.

December
Date Media Outlet Topic
Dec. 31, 2013 US News & World Report Why Did Terrorists Attack Volgograd?
Dec. 31, 2013 Fleet Owner Reliability is fundamental transport requirement
Dec. 30, 2013 Progressive Railroading Progressive Railroading; Mineta transit research consortium publishes report on transit system efficiency
Dec. 29, 2013 San Francisco Examiner Plans floated for SamTrans BRT along El Camino Real
Dec. 19, 2013 Better Roads Nine individuals to receive awards for transportation research, education
Dec. 18, 2013 NBC News Reality Check: Is Past Prologue? High-Speed Rail Hopes Yes
Dec. 9, 2013 LA StreetsBlogCalifornia High Speed Rail: Media Piling-on Continues, as Does the Project
Dec. 8, 2013 Philadelphia Inquirer Northeast Corridor high-speed-rail plan slows to 160 m.p.h.
November
Date Media Outlet Topic
November 27, 2013 Railway Age Court bars CHSRA bond issuance
November Multiple Sources High-speed rail coverage See more
Nov. 26, 2013
The American Interest
Nov. 26, 2013
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Nov. 26, 2013
Modesto Bee
Sacramento judge delivers setback to high-speed rail project
Nov. 25, 2013
Merced Sun Star
Nov. 25, 2013
SLO Tribune
Sacramento judge delivers setback to high-speed rail project
Nov. 17, 2013 Marin Independent Journal As economy strengthens, commute worsens around Marin and the Bay Area
Nov. 11, 2013 World Journal Silicon Valley economic recovery leads to traffic jams
Nov. 11, 2013 Politics in the Zeros With booming economy, San Francisco Bay Area traffic jams worsen
Nov. 10, 2013 San Jose Mercury News Traffic jams paralyzing Bay Area
Nov. 8, 2013 Orange County Register John Phillips: Bullet-train fever not catching on in U.S.
Nov. 5, 2013 Marketplace U.S. high-speed rail: Express to ... where?
Nov. 4, 2013 Mass Transit CA: Conference to Draw Government Officials and Business Leaders
October
Date Media Outlet Topic
Oct. 18, 2013 San Jose Mercury News Nuria Fernandez named new general manager of VTA
Oct. 16, 2013 Washington Post DC Circulator gets thumbs-up in survey
Oct. 4, 2013 Progressive Railroading Santa Clara VTA names Fernandez general manager

 

September
Date Media Outlet Topic
Sept. 20, 2013 San Jose Inside Mineta and Other Mentors in Local Politics
Sept. 16, 2013 San Jose Mercury News Rod Diridon Sr.: Transit Villages are the way to save farms, open space
Sept. 12, 2013 Mass Transit CA: High-Speed Rail Conference to Draw Top Government Officials and Business Leaders
Sept. 3, 2013 Huffington Post Our Counterintelligence Philosophy and Why It Deserves a Second Look
August
Date Media Outlet Topic
August Multiple Sources Hyperloop coverage See more
August 17, 2013
Upstart Business Journal
August 14, 2013
Silicon Valley Business Journal
August 14, 2013
Hispanic Business
August 13, 2013
Wiener Zeitung (Germany)
August 13, 2013
Wiener Zeitung (Germany)
August 13, 2013
Fox2 St. Louis
August 13, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
August 13, 2013
WESH Orlando
August 13, 2013
MySanAntonio
August 16, 2013Fleet OwnerTackling transportation taxes … again
August 7, 2013 Alfidi Capital Blog All Aboard For UN Agenda 21 In America
August 3, 2013Huffington PostOur Counterintelligence Philosophy and Why It Deserves a Second Look
August 1, 2013 Equipment World Surveys find Americans willing to support 10-cent fuel tax increase to maintain roads
July
Date Media Outlet Topic
July 24, 2013 Planetizen America’ Rail Station Renaissance
July 15, 2013 California HSR Blog Is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Really an Alternative to HSR?
July 15, 2013 Urban Land All Aboard: Rail Centric Construction Gets Back on Track
July 15, 2013 Los Angeles Times Tesla’s Elon Musk says Hyperloop rail design is coming soon
July 1, 2013 Times Online No helmets required for bike share in busy NYC
June
Date Media Outlet Topic
June 30, 2013 NPR No Helmets Required For Bike Share In Busy NYC
June 30, 2013 Duluth News Tribune No helmets required for bike-share in busy NYC
June 27, 2013 Straight.com Winning a transit referendum ballot in B.C. will be challenging
June 27, 2013 Mass Transit Foxx Confirmed as New DOT Secretary
June 25, 2013 StreetsBlog Survey: People Hate a Gas Tax Hike, Unless It Pays for Something
June 24, 2013 Better Institutions Study: Americans have no idea what they're talking about, might hate selves
June 24, 2013 KKSF Radio MTI Security Expert Brian Jenkins Discusses Edward Snowden (segment begins at 2:10)
June 21, 2013 DJCline Mineta Transportation Institute
June 7, 2013 The Olympian California GOP Rep. Jeff Denham urges shift in high-speed rail funds to Northeast
June 7, 2013 Fresno Bee Denham urges shift in high-speed rail funds to Northeast
June 7, 2013 Miami Herald California GOP Rep. Jeff Denham urges shift in high-speed rail funds to Northeast
June 6, 2013 Before It’s News 73% Of Americans Favour Investing In Public Transport With Their Tax Dollars
June 5, 2013 CBS News Improving Economy Means Worst Traffic In Two Decades For Bay Area Commuters
June 4, 2013 Better Roads Majority of Americans want tax dollars used for public transportation
June 4, 2013 Metro Report: 74% favor spending tax dollars for improved public transit
June 4, 2013 Progressive Railroading U.S. public supports investing tax money in public transportation, APTA says
June 3, 2013 EarthTechLing Pennsylvania State Wins Second Year EcoCAR 2 Competition
May
Date Media Outlet Topic
May 29, 2013 Pacific Standard Magazine Bike Sharing’s Upgrade Problem
May 23, 2013 Pleasanton Weekly High speed rail system needed or 'we don't have a Silicon Valley,' says rail association chief
May 23, 2013 Menlo Park-Atherton Patch Diridon Says High-Speed Rail Necessary For Pollution Reduction
May 17, 2013 McClatchy Transportation nominee Anthony Foxx prepares for DC debut at confirmation hearing
May 16, 2013 Penn State News Car wars: Alternative vehicle public expo on Saturday, May 18
May 16, 2013 NBC Bay Area Caltrain sending mixed signals?
May 13, 2013 Gaia Presse (Quebec) Les offres de vélopartage courtisent les touristes urbains
May 13, 2013 Government Technology Has high-speed rail been derailed?
May 10, 2013 Governing Major Bike Share Programs Set to Launch in New York, Chicago
May 9, 2013 Metro Metro; Report assesses StarMetro's radial-to-grid system move
May 8, 2013 Map of the week Improving City Biking
April
Date Media Outlet Topic
April 29, 2013 Waco (TX) Tribune West can’t get more FEMA help without disaster declaration
April 28, 2013 Chronicle Herald (Canada) ON TARGET: To create fear and panic, extremists need only alert the media
April 26, 2013 Patch Newspapers Transportation Agency Discovering Why Teens Are Putting Off Driving
April 26, 2013 Yahoo! News Terrorism threat: Will Canada’s railway systems ever be completely secure?
Spring 2013 Journal of Homeland Security Text Review: Introduction to Transportation Security (3-page PDF)
April 25, 2013 National Post VIA Rail reviews security procedures to make sure your train isn’t a ‘terrorist killing field’
April 25, 2013 National Post Alleged Canada plot turns focus to rail transport's vulnerability
April 24, 2013 Ottawa Citizen Via Rail reviewing security procedures, Expert says terrorists increasingly targeting public transportation
April 24, 2013 NBC News With security eyes focused on airlines, terrorists look to rail, experts say Via Rail reviewing security procedures Expert says terrorists increasingly targeting public transportation
April 24, 2013 Chicago Tribune Alleged Canada plot turns focus to rail transport's vulnerability
April 24, 2013 PIX11 News NYC preparing for next big threat
April 19, 2013 News & Observer (NC) Manhunt continues for ‘white hat’ suspect in Boston bombings city on edge
April 24, 2013 Salt Lake Tribune Alleged Canada terrorism plot turns focus to rail transport’s vulnerability
April 23, 2013 Fox News Is the Face of Jihad Changing? (video 9:33)
April 23, 2013 Reuters Alleged Canada plot turns focus to rail transport's vulnerability
April 22, 2013 Governing Is Increasing the Gas Tax Truly Politically Unpalatable?
April 20, 2013 Boston Globe The false choice between security and civil liberties
April 20, 2013 Boston Business Mirror Boston Marathon bombing suspect falls
April 20, 2013 Spokesman-Review Boston bombing manhunt ends, suspect in custody
April 20, 2013 Akron Beacon-Journal Boston bombing manhunt ends, suspect in custody, brother slain
April 19, 2013 TDN News Boston bombing manhunt ends, suspect in custody
April 19, 2013 AM New York Police capture Boston Marathon bombings suspect
April 19, 2013 The News Tribune Bombing manhunt ends, suspect in custody, as Boston breathes sigh of relief
April 19, 2013 The State (South Carolina) Bombing manhunt ends, suspect in custody, Boston sighs relief
April 19, 2013 Fort Worth Star Telegram 1 Boston bombing suspect killed, 1 caught as violent odyssey ends
April 19, 2013 Lake Wylie (NC) Pilot Boston bombing suspect killed, 1 caught as violent odyssey ends
April 19, 2013 San Luis Obispo (CA) Times Bombing manhunt ends, suspect in custody, as Boston breathes sigh of relief
April 19, 2013 McClatchy News DC Manhunt continues for ‘white hat’ suspect in Boston bombings; city on edge
April 17, 2013 Ad Hoc News (Germany) "According to Brian Jenkins, Senior Advisor on Terrorism"
April 16, 2013 Breitbart Terrorism Expert: Boston Bombers Unsophisticated
April 15, 2013 KGO Radio News Brian Jenkins on the Bombing in Boston (starts at 8 minutes)
April 16, 2013 CBS News SoCal Terrorism Expert Says Boston Bomber Not Particularly Skilled
April 11, 2013 Chronos Cartographie de la cyclabilité: le vélo cherche ses repères
April 5, 2013 Next City Chicago TIF Strategy Brings First Mixed-Use Development to Bronzeville in 50 Years
March
Date Media Outlet Topic
March 26, 2013 Réseau de Veille en Tourisme Les offres de vélopartage courtisent les touristes urbains
March 9, 2013 Cupertino Patch Pollution and Obesity, Strange Bedfellows in Transit Forum
March 8, 2013 KSCO / KOMY Interview with Brian Michael Jenkins
March 8, 2013 Environment Guru Rod Diridon - California High-Speed Rail Update
February
Date Media Outlet Topic
February 20, 2013 Santa Clara Valley Weekly Keeping Silicon Valley Moving
February 11, 2013 TMCnet Secretary Ray LaHood Draws Accolades
February 7, 2013 Green Lane Project Mapping comfort: How psychological stress influences bike maps
February 7, 2013 Grist Bike sharing goes big — but can it get over its little helmet problem?
February 3, 2013 Digital Journal Op-Ed: Halting the Paris to Nice TGV for a laugh is no laughing matter
January
Date Media Outlet Topic
January 16, 2013 DC Streets Blog Biking Uphill Is Satisfying, and Other Bicycle Research From TRB 2013
January 15, 2013 UIC eNews UIC Director General participates in a series of meetings in Washington DC
January 14, 2013 DC Streets Blog High speed rail workshop gets TRB 2013 started on the fast track
January 13, 2013 Palo Alto Weekly Caltrain kicks off track-vigilance campaign
January 7, 2013 Mass Transit Montbello Bus Lines Assistant Director of Transportation Carrasco Joins VIA
January 2013 Metro Magazine Judge's decision to bolster Calif. project