Mineta Transportation Institute Newsletter
Spring 2011: Volume 17, Issue 2

From the Executive Director: Rod Diridon

Welcome to MTI’s new electronic newsletter. We hope this format will be easier on the environment and more convenient for you to read and use as a reference. One of the most important benefits is that we now are including links to our research documents, which you can download at no cost. Please feel free to pass this newsletter along to anyone who could use the research and the other information.
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Board Profile: Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads

Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads

Ed Hamberger, one of MTI’s newest trustees, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Railroads (AAR). He contributes more than thirty years of direct experience in public policy through his work in both the executive and legislative branches of the United States government, as well as through his career as an attorney.
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MTI Releases New Research Reports
by Karen Philbrick, PhD, Research Director

Emergency Responders at accident scene If you’re involved with surface transportation, MTI research reports are a valuable resource to help planners, policy makers, transit administrators, and many others excel in their work. All MTI reports are available for free download from our site.
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MTI Graduate Students and Faculty Earn Several Honors
by Peter Haas, PhD, Education Director

MTI Graduates If the expected boom in transportation careers happens anytime soon, many of the beneficiaries will be MTI graduate students and faculty. The Master of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM) degree is sharpening the skills of a new group of mobility professionals. Here are just a few who already have shown great results.
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MTI’s NTSCOE Prepares for Disaster-Resilient Transportation
by Frances Edwards, PhD, Deputy Director, MTI’s NTSCOE

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina blew ashore at New Orleans and crumbled its levees, inundating the city for days. Critical infrastructure components from electrical transmission to interstate highways, from cell towers to bridges were destroyed. A lasting image is the cluster of people marooned on a freeway overpass, awaiting rescue.
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