2012 Media Coverage

MNTRC’s expertise in transit-related topics is bringing excellent media coverage. This list represents a sample that includes print and broadcast stories. Additional stories will be posted here as the newly-inaugurated Consortium continues to grow.

December

Date Media Outlet Topic
December 2012 Destination Podcar City - Berlin
December 23, 2012 OODA Loop Generations of Terrorism
December 17, 2012 Irving Rambler Irving Mayor joins us high speed rail association
December 16, 2012 From Wheels to Bikes Online book about bike sharing programs
December 9, 2012 San Francisco Examiner Federal report on California's high-speed rail raises more funding concerns
December 7, 2012 San Jose Mercury News Vintage streetcar making the rounds in downtown San Jose throughout December
December 3, 2012 Mass Transit Developing California's high-speed rail

November

Date Media Outlet Topic
November 29, 2012 SSI News IED's Found Near Railroad Tracks
November 25, 2012 Bellingham (WA) Herald California's high-speed rail gains momentum, but doubts remain
November 21, 2012 OneNewsPage Caltrain track patrols help halt suicides
November 20, 2012 Metro Magazine Judge rejects bid to halt Calif. high-speed rail project
November 20, 2012 Progressive Railroading High-Speed Rail Conference -- Los Angeles
November 20, 2012 Stateline California’s High-Speed Rail Gains Momentum, But Doubts Remain
November 16, 2012 China Daily Transportation on Table
November 16, 2012 Redwood City-Woodside Patch High-Speed Rail Association Names New Chair
November 16, 2012 NBC Bay Area Rod Diridon Gets National High Speed Rail Position
November 1, 2012 CNN Huge plugs could have spared subways from flooding, developers say

October

Date Media Outlet Topic
October 29, 2012 Cold Spring Shops The Value of Incremental Improvements
October 28, 2012 Radio Alice CBS Mineta Transportation Institute…Earthquake Preparedness
October 24, 2012 NBC News High-speed rail efforts gain momentum across the country
October 5, 2012 Sacramento Bee Long-awaited Lincoln Bypass to open Monday
October 2, 2012 Sacramento Press ANALYSIS: New Downtown bike lanes - what can we expect?
October 1, 2012 UTC Spotlight Newsletter Bike Sharing Popularity Grows as System Matures
October 2012 League of American Bicyclists Engaging More Women Bicyclists in the Political Process

September

Date Media Outlet Topic
Sept. 22, 2012 Uppsala Kommun American delegation visits PRT facility in Uppsala
Sept. 21, 2012 Hemmesta Hasse Rod Diridon addresses podcar conference
Sept. 6, 2012 The Oregonian Portland bike-share plan worries bicycle rental shops

August

Date Media Outlet Topic
August 31, 2012 BolagsFakta (Sweden) Podcars at Innotrans Berlin!
August 12, 2012 American City How Can Cities Recapture Investment In Public Infrastructure?
August 21, 2012 Christian Science Monitor Obama plan for high-speed rail, after hitting a bump, chugs forward again
August 12, 2012 Next City How Can Cities Recapture Investment In Public Infrastructure?
August 10, 2012 Atlantic Cities Making City Biking Less Scary
August 10, 2012 Natural Resources Defense Council Where the bike commuters are, mapped & analyzed
August 2012 Security Management Trends in Terrorism Targets

July

Date Media Outlet Topic
July 30, 2012 International Herald Tribune Bike-Share City
July 25, 2012 Redwood City Patch The Future of Peninsula Transportation: Caltrain or Bus?
July 24, 2012 Palo Alto Patch The Future of Peninsula Affordable Housing: Grim or Bright?
July 16, 2012 Mobilizing the Region Tappan Zee BRT Cost Estimates: Out of Step With Industry Standards
July 16, 2012 Minnesota 2020 Blog Twin Cities Bikesharing Promotes Transit, Walking
July 12, 2012 UNC Charlotte Urban Institute Charlotte joins global bike phenomenon
July 10, 2012 The Transit Wire Researchers document bikesharing in North America
July 10, 2012 WorldStreets Public Bikesharing in North America
July 2, 2012 Passenger Transport High-Speed Rail: Why Not California and the U.S.?
July 2012 Center for Infrastructure Protection Newsletter (PDF) Engagement of Minority Communities in Campaign Awareness Programs
July 2012 Center for Infrastructure Protection Newsletter (PDF) U.S. Buses: Are They Safe and Should We Care?
July 2012 Metro Magazine U.S. High-Speed Rail: Despite Political Railroading, Supporters Optimistic

June

Date Media Outlet Topic
June 29, 2012 Fog City Journal Transit Reshaping Bill Stalled in Congress for 1,000th Day This Week
June 27, 2012 AutoBlogGreen Strong majority of Americans support higher gas tax to improve roads
June 26, 2012Fleet OwnerTransportation taxation policy not so tricky
June 22, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle U.S. must fund transportation infrastructure
June 20, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle UC business schools try to ease reliance on state
June 20, 2012 News @ Northeastern Safe city biking: It can happen
June 15, 2012 ABC News BART shutdown exposes weaknesses in transit network
June 14, 2012 Orange County Register New CEO of rail authority will evaluate former colleagues
June 14, 2012 KQED Radio Preventing the Next Nightmare Commute
June 14, 2012 KQED News; Shutdown Proves Need For 2nd BART Tunnel, Say Experts
June 13, 2012 AutoNet At what cost construction?
June 12, 2012 Transit Miami Miami’s Sharrow Boom Needs to Evolve or Go Bust
June 11, 2012 Bike San Diego Sharrows are a Copout to Real Change in Increasing Bicycling Rates in San Diego
June 2012 Progressive Railroading California high-speed rail officials still aiming for 2012 construction launch
une 06, 2012 Infrastructure USA Low-Stress Bicycling and Network Connectivity
June 1, 2012 KLIV Radio Inside Silicon Valley: Rod Diridon

April

Date Media Outlet Topic
April 30, 2012 LexisNexisNews Rep. Gus Bilirakis Holds a Hearing on Homeland Security Grants Oversight (Part II)
April 30, 2012 League of American Bicyclists New Report: Women Underrepresented on Bike/Ped Advisory Committees
April 30, 2012 Where the Sidewalk Starts Are Bike and Pedestrian Committees Boys’ Clubs?
April 29, 2012 Radio Alice Mineta Transportation Institute Bike Safety Study
April 29, 2012 Bay Area Focus 12 Stanley Feinsod interview about high-speed rail (no recording available)
April 16, 2012 Fierce Homeland Security Chem-bio terrorist attacks a supplanted fad, says analysis
April 16, 2012 Traffic Technology Today Mineta Transportation Institute releases new report on bus lanes in urban areas
April 13, 2012; Homeland Security News Wire New insights into terrorist threats to ground transportation
April 13, 2012 Security Management Mineta Publishes Study of Foiled Attacks on Public Transportation
April 10, 2012 Calaveras Pine Tree Local Middle School Wins National Award
April 10, 2012 TMC.net Mineta Transportation Institute Publishes ‘Model-based Transportation Performance’
April 10, 2012 The Times Standard Rio Dell middle schoolers place in sustainability competition
April 6, 2012 Stockton Record Grass as gas is a winner
April 3, 2012 Capital Public Radio Dr. Peter Haas interviewed by Bruce Maiman about job training for high-speed rail workers
April 2, 2012 Mass Transit New California bullet train plan a grand finale to years-long drama

March

Date Media Outlet Topic
March 24, 2012 Northeast Mississippi News TMS students to present transportation projects
March 23, 2012 Breaking Travel News How can California meet the needs of High-Speed Rail?
March 22, 2012 Property and Environmental Research Center How Can Cities Reverse Urban Sprawl, Increase Transit Use, Reduce Emissions?
March 13, 2012 Bakersfield Californian Bullet train economic impact won't occur without some help--study
March 12, 2012; KCET What Do Women Transit Users Want?
March 12, 2012 Homeland Security Policy Institute A New Report on Suicide Bombing Against Public Transportation in Israel
March 9, 2012 HSR Updates Mineta Transportation Institute issues recommendations for high-speed station planning
March 9, 2012 Next American City What Women Want (in Sustainable Transit)
March 8, 2012 The City Fix Celebrating Women in Sustainable Transport
March 8, 2012 Mass Transit; CA Planning Key to Rail Cities' Success
March 8, 2012 California Progress Report City, County Growth and High-Speed Rail Development a ‘Two-Way Street’
March 7, 2012 Fresno Bee Study: Planning key for cities along high-speed rail
March 6, 2012 Best Syndication California High Speed Rail Project Case Study Released
March 5, 2012 Homeland Security Newswire Making bus transportation more secure: Learning from Israel’s experience
March 4, 2012 KBAY Radio News Stanley Feinsod interviewed about high-speed rail (no recording available)
March 2, 2012 Security Management Researchers Hope Lessons Learned in Second Intifada Will Open Dialogue About U.S. Transit Security

February

Date Media Outlet Topic
February 25, 2010 The Bay Citizen Sex Crimes Ride Under the Radar on Public Transit
February 25, 2012 New York Times Sex Crimes Pass Under the Radar on Public Transit
February 22, 2012 Construction Equipment Students Honored at 15th Annual CUTC Awards Banquet
February 21, 2012 The City Fix User Preference Key to Implementing Sustainable Transportation
February 16, 2012 Chasing Mailboxes DC (Blog) Link Love: To Be Inspired Edition
February 15, 2012 Profnet Is "Flack" a Four-Letter Word?
February 15, 2012 Bike Forums New Report from Mineta Transportation Research Institute
February 13, 2012 The Energy Bulletin Transport & Urban Design News Roundup
February 6, 2012 Hawaii Reporter, Honolulu Rail Critic Continues 'Fearmongering'
February 5, 2012 The Spartan Daily Mineta Transportation Institute receives $ 3.5 million grant for transportation research and education
February 3, 2012 KGO, Ronn Owens Show California High-Speed Rail debate, featuring MTI researcher, educator and high-speed rail expert Stan Feinsod with former World Bank economist William Gridley (MP3 autoplay file)

January

Date Media Outlet Topic
January 30, 2012 World Highways Honours for US transport researchers and educators
January 25, 2012 Santa Clara Weekly High Speed Rail Not Derailed
January 18, 2012 The Atlantic Cities How to Entice Car Owners to Switch to Public Transit
January 17, 2012 United States Senate Lautenberg, Menendez Announce $3.5 Million for Transportation Research Consortium at Rutgers
January 17, 2012 Senator Frank Lautenberg Lautenberg, Menendez Announce $3.5 Million for Transportation Research Consortium at Rutgers
January 17, 2012 KQED Public Radio Research Group to Focus on Improving Transit
January 26, 2012 New York Times The Right Idea in the Wrong Place
January 16, 2012 Hawaii Reporter Urban Rail and Terrorism
January 15, 2012 KRON-TV Stanley Feinsod on MNTRC funding and high-speed rail (no recording available)
January 13, 2012 Chicago Homeland Security Examiner Congress gives DHS two thumbs up on social media monitoring
January 13, 2012 San Francisco Business Times Bullet train's CEO was strong engineer, weak politician
January 13, 2012 Edmonton Journal (Canada) Bomb-sniffing technology a waste of taxpayer funds
January 12, 2012 KLIV Radio News Rep. Zoe Lofgren on MNTRC funding (no recording available)
January 8, 2012 San Francisco Examiner High-speed rail cost increase latest in public works projects
January 3, 2012 Sacramento Business Journal Free Report Investigates Best Practices for Context-Sensitive Solutions Policies to Increase Successful Community Involvement in Transportation Projects