Media Coverage: 2017

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.

September
Date Media Outlet Topic
9/30/17 Mercury News Pizarro: Red Cross honors heroes, celebrates 100 years in Silicon Valley
9/23/17 Private Officer TSA dog teams hunt for explosives, boost security and speed travelers along
9/22/17 Informed Infrastructure A. Morton Thomas, Lea & Elliot Executives, ITR Concession Company & Two College Students Honored with ARTBA’s Women Leaders Awards
9/15/17 Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 2017: Aaron J. Vogel
9/15/17 The Atlantic The Problem of Securing London's Tube
9/11/17 Planetizen Responding to Public Transit Criticism
9/7/17 SJSU Research Foundation Quarterly Highlights: Mineta Transportation Institute, Karen Philbrick, Awarded Grants and Accolades
9/5/17 The RAND Blog Vehicular Terrorism: Weighing the Benefits, and Worth, of Prevention
9/5/17 East Bay Times Good Neighbors: Senior transportation ‘more than just a ride’
9/3/17 Fox News Brian Jenkins: Terrorists can use cars, trucks and vans to kill their targets. What's the best way to keep people safe?
9/1/17 California State University National Preparedness Month: Do You Know How to Plan for a Disaster?
9/1/17 The Mercury News Internal Affairs: Activist launches petition to rename a San Jose street after Barack Obama
August
Date Media Outlet Topic
8/29/17 San Jose Inside Op-Ed: San Jose Should Name a Street after Barack Obama
8/18/17 Washington Post Behind a WWII internment camp's barbed wire, two Scouts forged a bond. It endured when they both entered Congress.
8/18/17 myCentralJersey.com Vehicle attacks pose risk to N.J. and N.Y., but a relatively small one
8/11/17 New York Times Friends Across Barbed Wire and Politics
8/2/17 Carpe Diem Electrifying our transportation system
July
Date Media Outlet Topic
7/30/17 Orange County Register Southern California’s transit agencies need to evolve
7/24/17 Surface Transportation News Getting to Yes on Mileage-Based User Fees
7/16/17 Planetizen Why was BART's Ridership Forecast for Millbrae Station So Wildly Off-Base?
7/1/17 The Wall Street Journal How Cyclists Can Stay Safe on the Road
June
Date Media Outlet Topic
6/17 Calif. State Senator Jim Beall (Blog) Senate Bill 1 Revisited
6/26/17 Dave Marash Brian Michael Jenkins RAND Corporation The latest challenges in the war against terrorism
6/25/17 The Hill - Blogs Our nation has no time for delays in fixing our air traffic control system
6/20/17 Archy Newsy California Today: Google's Idea for a New Silicon Valley – New York Times
6/20/17 24 365 News California Today: California Today: Google’s Idea for a New Silicon Valley
6/19/17 MassTransitmag.com CA: Google's San Jose Renewal Plan: 'Grand Central of the West'
6/19/17 Planetizen Nation's Second Bikeshare Fatality Under Investigation in Manhattan
6/18/17 San Jose Mercury News (Premium) Google's San Jose renewal plan: 'Grand Central of the West'
6/16/17 Washington Post The Future of Transportation
6/16/17 Silicon Valley Business Journal Silicon Valley state senator takes on California’s gas tax critics
6/5/17 The RAND Blog London Bridge Attack: The Latest Example of 'Pure Terror'
6/5/17 The Hill - Blogs London Bridge attack: The latest example of 'pure terror'
6/5/17 Audio Boom Terrorism Expert Brian Jenkins
6/3/17 OregonLive.com MAX stabbing suspect had long been a problem passenger -- but for fare evasion
6/1/17 Eno Transportation Weekly Ghosts of Transit Past: What Can We Do About Declining Transit Ridership?
6/1/17 USA Today Laptop ban: U.S., Europe differ over aviation security
May
Date Media Outlet Topic
5/25/17 The Santa Clara Weekly Water Rates to Increase, Council Waits for 49ers to Reimburse City for Employee Overtime
5/23/17 San Jose Mercury News May 24 Letters: Single-payer cost isn’t so staggering, after all
5/17/17 US News & World Report Ghosts of Transit Past
5/16/17 San Jose Mercury News Pizarro: VTA employees help rescue family of geese
5/12/17 San Jose Inside Op-Ed: Revisiting Silicon Valley’s Best, Worst Political Decisions
5/11/17 Bridge Magazine There’s a lot riding on Detroit’s new QLINE streetcar
5/6/17 San Jose Mercury News Pizarro: Luis Valdez honored at San Jose State gala
April
Date Media Outlet Topic
4/28/17 ABC-7.com Crowd-sourced reporting provides transit agencies a valuable tool in protecting against terrorism

This article was featured by more than ninety print, radio, and news media outlets in addition to the few listed below.

4/28/17 Hawaii News Now Crowd-sourced reporting provides transit agencies a valuable tool in protecting against terrorism
4/28/17 Military Technologies News Crowd-sourced reporting provides transit agencies a valuable tool in protecting against terrorism
4/28/17 NBC Right Now - KNDO/KNDU Crowd-sourced reporting provides transit agencies a valuable tool in protecting against terrorism
4/28/17 Technology Today - EIN News Crowd-sourced reporting provides transit agencies a valuable tool in protecting against terrorism
4/24/17 Loss Prevention Media Maximizing Value from Retail Store Safety Measures
4/12/17 Newgeography.com Urban leaders should plan for the public transit of the future
4/11/17 Standard-Examiner Canadian bus company flush with contracts is now takeover target
4/11/17 The Globe and Mail This little Canadian bus company is now a big takeover target
4/11/17 Washington Post - Bloomberg Canadian Bus Company Flush With Contracts Is Now Takeover Target
4/10/17 Bloomberg This Little Canadian Bus Company Is Now a Big Takeover Target
March
Date Media Outlet Topic
3/16/17 The RAND Blog Taking the 'Terror' Out of Terrorism Requires Outsmarting Fear
3/16/17 MassTransitmag.com MTI Receives Community Partnership Recognition Award from VTA
3/16/17 Breitbart Taking the ‘terror’ out of terrorism requires outsmarting fear
3/16/17 Headlines411.com Taking the ‘terror’ out of terrorism requires outsmarting fear
3/16/17 UPI.com Taking the 'terror' out of terrorism requires outsmarting fear
3/16/17 UPI Taking the ‘terror’ out of terrorism requires outsmarting fear
3/15/17 MyInforms.Com Some States Consider Raising Gasoline Taxes
3/15/17 Canada Free Press Some States Consider Raising Gasoline Taxes
3/8/17 NewsDog The new ISIS strategy: Terror on wheels for maximum publicity and damage
3/6/17 Anniston Star Council ends requirement for bike helmets on adults
3/6/17 SmartRail World The challenge of protecting transit and passenger rail: understanding how security works against terrorism
3/1/17 StreetsBlogLA Tidbits from this week’s U.S. High Speed Rail Association Conference
February
Date Media Outlet Topic
2/22/17 KTVU Federal government wavers on California’s mass transit infrastructure
2/14/17 USA Today Sponsored signs coming to a highway near you? Not so fast.
2/10/17 KPCC Popular security measure called ineffective, how do we make airports safe?
January
Date Media Outlet Topic
1/21/17 Washington Post Is biking stressing you out? Here’s how planners are trying to make things better.
1/17/17 Gas & Electricity East coast states want to tax drivers’ travel, not their gas – the Washington Post
1/13/17 Transport Topics Former Secretary Mineta Receives Medal for Lifetime Achievement From TRB
1/9/17 Newport [RI] Daily News Bike share program proposed for Newport