Media Coverage: 2014

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
Dec. 29, 2014 San Jose Mercury News Affordable transit will help close gap between rich, poor in South Bay
Dec. 22, 2014 Los Angeles Times An upside of high-speed rail? It's more traveler friendly than flying
Dec. 19, 2014 The Source Net effects of gasoline prices on transit ridership
Dec. 18, 2014 Inside San Jose Statue Featuring Rod Diridon Sr. in Works for Diridon Station
Dec. 17, 2014 California Emergency Services Assn. Transportation security emergency preparedness training: “Developing Exercises: An outcome and task-oriented training webinar” (video) based on the popular MTI/MNTRC Exercise Handbook by Dr. Frances Edwards and Dan Goodrich
Dec. 15, 2014 Great Transition Initiative Debating the Sharing Economy
Dec. 15, 2014 Le Quebecois Libre Bixi Gets Saved Again
Dec. 14, 2014 KBAY Radio Rod Diridon on High-Speed Rail
Dec. 14, 2014 Washington Post Five Myths about Gas Taxes
Dec. 11, 2014 WABE (NPR) MARTA CEO Not Worried About Falling Gas Prices. But Should He Be?
Dec. 9, 2014Canadian SecurityImages of terror
Dec. 9, 2014Metro MagazineReport: Effects of gas prices vary by modes, other factors
Dec. 8, 2014 Infrastructure USA Effects of Gas Prices on Transit Ridership
Dec. 4, 2014Augusta Press HeraldRaise gas tax or face bad roads, former transportation chief tells Maine audience
Dec. 1, 2014 Mass Transit Conference to draw top Government Officials and Business Leaders to Discuss Future of HSR in America, Starting in California
Date Media Outlet Topic
Nov. 27, 2014NBC NewsLaw Enforcement Failed to Report Major Motor Carrier Crashes to Feds
Nov. 23, 2014Mass TransitTop Public Transportation Organizations and Leaders Honored by APTA
Nov. 21, 2014On the CommonsDebating the Sharing Economy
Nov. 18, 2014Central Valley Business TimesTraveling soon? Suicide bombings against trains and buses lethal, but few in number
Nov. 18, 2014Mass TransitFor Returning Military Vets, Transportation Is Key to Reintegration as Civilians
Nov. 11, 2014CBS RadioNew Study On Bike Sharing Programs In North America (podcast)
Nov. 7, 2014Infrastructure USAUnderstanding Bikesharing Trends During a Period of Rapid Expansion
Nov. 7, 2014Government TechnologyWhat Tuesday’s Election Results Mean for Transportation
Nov. 3, 2014 My Parking Sign Transportation Roundup
Nov. 3, 2014 BioFPR Using Biodiesel in Urban Transit Buses Could Reduce Harmful Emissions
Nov. 3, 2014 Nos déplacements Les VLS réservés aux plus aisés
Date Media Outlet Topic
Oct. 30, 2014 Domestic Fuel Study: Biodiesel in Buses Cuts Pollution
Oct. 30, 2014 Cycling Central Bikeshare pricing could slow trend’s rapid expansion
Oct. 29, 2014 Biodiesel Magazine Study shows air-quality benefits of biodiesel in city buses
Oct. 29, 2014 Business Reporter (Australia) Bikeshare pricing could slow trend’s rapid expansion
Oct. 29, 2014 Vox Why don't the poor use bike share systems?
Oct. 27, 2014 Planetizen Bikeshare's Income Disparity Problem
Oct. 27, 2014 Planetizen Bikeshare's Income Disparity Problem
Oct. 24, 2014 CityLab Bike-Share Is (Still) Struggling to Reach Poor People Across North America
Oct. 22, 2014YouTubeTransit Villages or Rampant Urban Sprawl - Silicon Valley "Let's Get Moving" Summit 2014
Oct. 17, 2014 Grand Rapids Legal News Building a Recovery: Americans vote for transportation investment
Oct. 15, 2014Metro MagazineDiridon Receives Hall of Fame Distinction
Oct. 8, 2014Progressive RailroadingDiridon to enter APTA Hall of Fame
Oct. 1, 2014 PennLive Hey, Congressman. Want to keep your job? Listen to the voters and invest in transportation
Oct. 2014 Metro Magazine METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade
Date Media Outlet Topic
Sept. 30, 2014 The Scoop The Current State of Nigeria
Sept. 26, 2014 Quartz New York City’s transit system may not be facing an imminent terrorist threat, but many have tried
Sept. 26, 2014 Mass Transit High-Speed Rail Conference in Los Angeles to Draw top Government Officials and Business Leaders
Sept. 24, 2014 Trains Mineta institute releases study on “automated transit networks”
Sept. 19, 2013 City Lab Personal Rapid Transit Is Probably Never Going to Happen
Sept. 16, 2014 Progressive Railroading More than two-thirds of Americans support more federal dollars for public transportation, APTA says
Sept. 15, 2014 The Hill Poll: 68 percent want more transit spending
Sept. 15, 2014 APTA Media Center More Than Two-Thirds of Americans Support Increased Federal Investment in Public Transportation
Sept. 14, 2014 San Jose Mercury News Sal Pizarro: Same Trolley, New Conductor
Sept. 12, 2014 Save SF Muni Transbay Transit Center; The Big Transit Picture
Sept. 9, 2014 San Francisco Business Times Diridon retires from California Trolley and Railroad Corp.
Sept. 4, 2014 KLIV Radio Post-Quake Road Infrastructure


Date Media Outlet Topic
Aug. 31, 2014 Sacramento Bee Viewpoints: An environmentalist’s case for high-speed rail
Aug. 28, 2014WITF News How layout of a community can affect our health
Aug. 27, 2014 KGO Radio MTI’s Brian Jenkins on Terrorism (starts at 37:00)
Aug. 26, 2014 KGO Radio Dr. Frances Edwards on the Napa Earthquake (starts at 31:30)
Aug. 26, 2014 China News Mineta Honored at Ascend Conference in Washington (Chinese)
Aug. 6, 2014Mass TransitSuicide by Train Rate Puts Spotlight on Metra
Aug.26, 2014 Railway Technology Battle lines: the fight for California’s High-Speed Rail project
Aug. 20, 2014 Valley Transportation Authority Mineta Summer Transportation Institute Students Tour VTA
August Multiple Sources Bikesharing Coverage See more
Aug. 15, 2014 Politico People <3 transit
Aug. 12, 2014 Green Car Reports Electric-Car Batteries: What Happens To Them Aftr Coming Out Of The Car?
Aug. 11, 2014 Auto Blog Recharge Wrap-up
Aug. 7, 2014San Francisco ChronicleBreach at San Jose's Airport raises broader security issues
Aug. 6, 2014 ABC News Stowaway’s flight renews calls for tighter security at SJ airport
Aug. 5, 2014David A. King Blog Are There National Transportation Priorities?
Aug. 2, 2014Sina Daily NewsThe Court of Appeal ruled that HSR can issue bonds to raise funds (Chinese)
Aug. 1, 2014 CBS Sacramento Court Gives New Life to California High-Speed Rail
Aug. 1, 2014TMC NetMineta National Transit Research Consortium Releases Study
Aug. 1, 2014Associated PressCourt gives new life to California high-speed rail
Aug. 1, 2014Manteca BulletinFull speed ahead for rail?
August 2014 University of Utah Dr. Daniel Fagnant Educates How Self-Driving Cars Can (and Should) Improve Transit
Date Media Outlet Topic
July 25, 2014Recycling InternationalUncovering the post-vehicle value in lithium-ion batteries
July 5, 2014San Jose Mercury NewsDriving force in light rail to step out of spotlight
Date Media Outlet Topic
June 28, 2014 Washington Post Capital Bikeshare works to recruit minorities and low-income residents
June 27,. 2014Bond BuyerSupport High For Targeted Gas Tax Hike
June 24, 2014 RailwayAge Report: Global HSR trends could apply to California
June 20, 2014Mineta National Transportation Finance Summit Therese McMillan keynote (streaming audio/podcast)
June 13, 2014Fleet OwnerIs there public support for boosting fuel taxes?
June 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times More lawsuits are a foregone conclusion for California high-speed rail
June 6, 2014 RailwayAge Study: Rail transit and business startups
Date Media Outlet Topic
May 28, 2014Homeland Security Newswire Airports resist bolstering perimeter security because of cost
May 24, 2014 Pittsburgh Post Gazette Pittsburgh’s pothole penalty
May 23, 2014 San Francisco Bay Guardian Does carsharing really reduce overall driving?
May 21, 2014 Osun Defender After Jos Bombing, Nigerian Government Ranks Worst Government In World
May 18, 2014 Marin Independent Journal End of the line for bullet train?
May 14, 2014 The Cable Bus stations ‘common targets for terror attacks’
May 8, 2014 Streetsblog Mapping How Far You Can Bike Without Breaking a Sweat
May 5, 2014 Insider Online Transportation Plan Proposes Business Tax but Secretary Floats Possibility of Tolls
May 2014 Property and Environmental Research Center How Can Cities Reverse Urban Sprawl, Increase Transit Use, Reduce Emissions?
Date Media Outlet Topic
Mar. – Apr. 2014 TRB News Leveraging Social Media and Online Tools to Increase Research Report Distribution (PDF)
Apr. 29, 2014 Equipment World New Hampshire increases fuel taxes to fund road projects
April 26, 2014 360Nobs Shocking Revelation On BH & Sambisa Camps Holding Abducted Girls
Apr. 23, 2014Homeland Security NewsThe Nigerian bus terminal attack: Public transport is a lucrative terror target
Apr. 22, 2014 San Jose Mercury News Santa Clara teen stowaway's feat highlights airport security concerns
Apr. 17, 2014 KGO Radio News QuakeWatch: Early Warning Systems and the Next Big One
Apr. 16, 2014 Active Transportation Canada Can Land Use Plans and Transportation Policies Help Improve Health?
Apr. 16, 2014 Central Valley Business Times Land use and transportation policies may help improve health
Apr. 14, 2014 RT&S SCVTA celebrates 25th anniversary
Apr. 11, 2014 Washington Free Beacon Al Qaeda Magazine San Francisco Train Photo Concerns Lawmakers, Experts
Apr. 9, 2014San Francisco ChronicleAl Qaeda runs photo of SFO tram: 'Assemble your bomb'
Apr. 9, 2014San Jose Mercury NewsPizarro: Commonwealth Club honors Silicon Valley's philanthropic titans
Apr. 5, 2014KRON-TVDisaster Preparedness (news video)
Apr. 3, 2014 Mountain View Voice Parking and traffic get spotlight in “Civility Roundtable”
Apr. 9, 2014San Francisco ChronicleAl Qaeda runs photo of SFO tram: 'Assemble your bomb'
Apr. 9, 2014San Jose Mercury NewsPizarro: Commonwealth Club honors Silicon Valley's philanthropic titans
Apr. 5, 2014KRON-TVDisaster Preparedness (news video)
Apr. 4, 2014 Passenger Transport Mineta Report Examines Development of Effective Regional Transit
Apr. 3, 2014 Mountain View Voice Parking and traffic get spotlight in “Civility Roundtable”
Date Media Outlet Topic
Mar. 23, 2014 KRON-TV Sam Geil discussing the Green Industry Hall of Fame
Mar. 19, 2014 Railway Technology California High Speed Rail – back on track?
Mar. 16, 2014 San Francisco Examiner Continued Caltrain growth could depend on system improvements
Mar. 15, 2014 Fox News Future of California’s multi-billion dollar ‘bullet train’ becomes election issue for Dems with reelection challenge
Mar. 13, 2014 New York Times Gain Value From Technology and Private Partnerships
Mar. 10, 2014 CNN @ThisHour with Berman and Michaela (transcript)
Mar. 7, 2014 Sacramento Bee As doubts cloud California high-speed rail, plans in other states gain support
Mar. 7, 2014 San Francisco Bay Guardian California High-Speed Rail backers optimistic despite challenges
Mar. 6, 2014 Silicon Valley Business Journal Silicon Valley traffic worsened 23 percent last year, devouring a week of your life
Mar. 5, 2014 Silicon Valley Business Journal What if Silicon Valley’s main rail station was 15 stories high?
Date Media Outlet Topic
Feb. 28, 2014 ilicon Valley Business Journal Rod Diridon thinks traffic will put the economy in peril
Feb. 28, 2014 Silicon Valley Business Journal If Silicon Valley traffic throttles the economy, can towers on train stations save it?
Feb. 27, 2014 Government Security News Mineta Transportation Institute offers free emergency preparedness handbook for transit agencies
Feb. 26,2014 Planetizen Road Tolls Are Fair and Benefit the Poor
Feb. 24, 2014 Mass Transit DC: High-Speed Rail Summit Starts Feb. 25
Feb. 24, 2014 Infrastructure USA Emergency Preparedness in the Transportation Sector
Feb. 21, 2014; LiveScience Can Bikeshare Systems Ever Stand on Their Own Two Wheels?
Feb. 18, 2014 Cycling Central Can bikeshare systems ever stand on their own two wheels?
Feb. 9, 2014 California Political News Will Brown be forced to use BitCoins to pay for the choo-choo?
Feb. 7, 2014 Mass Transit Anthony Foxx to headline high-speed rail summit
Feb. 7, 2014 RAND Foundation Experts Are Working to Develop Evidence-Based Ways to Measure Anti-Terrorism Efforts
Feb. 4, 2014 The Registry Has High-Speed Rail’s Economic Promise Been Derailed?
Feb. 4, 2014 Fleet Owner Analyzing the threat of terrorism to transportation
Feb. 3, 2014 China Times California High-Speed Rail in Trouble? (Chinese)
Date Media Outlet Topic
Jan. 29, 2014 Real Clear Science Does Anti-Terrorism Security Actually Work?
Jan. 27, 2014 Inside Science How Do We Know If Security Measures Work Against Terrorists?
Jan. 27, 2014 Live Science How Do We Know If Security Measures Work Against Terrorists?
Jan. 14, 2014 Railway Age Railway Age's 2014 Passenger Railcar Outlook
Jan. 9, 2014 National Public Radio Is the high speed rail plan 'green' enough to use cap-and-trade funds? (streaming audio)
Jan. 8, 2014 San Jose Mercury News Pizarro: Diridon Keeps Rolling
Jan. 8, 2014 California HSR Blog Tea Party’s Political Storm