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Driving Women’s Suffrage Straight to the Polls

Freight Rail: Keeping America Moving

 

Driving Women’s Suffrage Straight to the Polls

September 2021
 
August 2021

Rail keeps America moving. Even amid an unprecedented global health crisis, the nation’s goods continued to arrive at stores and on our doorsteps—demonstrating the notable resiliency of the rail industry during the trials of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report by Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) gives insight into how invaluable freight made its way across the nation in one of the most trying moments of our lifetimes.

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The automobile driven by Alice Burke and Nell Richardson could not be ignored. Bright suffrage yellow and adorned with “Votes for Women” banners and flowers, the car carried the suffragist leaders across the nation in 1916. In their Golden Flyer, the pair drove from New York to San Francisco to garner support for suffragist delegates attending national political conventions. Because women were expected to remain in the home, cars became a symbol of the movement. Driving broke stereotypes and enabled freedom, mobility, and independence.

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Fueling a Future Free of Fossil Fuels

 

Getting LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month Rolling with Capitol Leaders and Allies

Fueling a Future Free of Fossil Fuels

 

Getting LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month Rolling with Capitol Leaders and Allies

July 2021
 
June 2021

With pandemic restrictions being lifted, kids released from academic obligations, and American flags proudly waving in the summer breeze, it is no wonder July is often associated with freedom. Among those nostalgic feelings of liberty, MTI is taking a moment to reflect on a different freedom that will benefit generations to come—the freedom from fossil fuels and the threat of climate change.

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On June 1st, 2021, President Biden wrote in his proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride (LGBTQ+) month of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in 1969. Commonly referred to as the Stonewall Riots, the movement was led by trans, gay, and queer women of color like Marsha Pay It No Mind” Johnson. This rebellion against violence enacted on the LGBTQ+ community grew into decades of LGBTQ+ advocacy and the Pride movement. 

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Denouncing Asian Hate while Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

 

Women Marching to the Top of the Transportation Industry

Denouncing Asian Hate while Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

 

Women Marching to the Top of the Transportation Industry

May 2021
 
March 2021

Embracing diversity and acknowledging both positive and painful history brings us closer as Americans and world citizens. This Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, let us recognize and celebrate the contributions of individuals with Asian and Pacific Islander heritage. 

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From the desk of MTI's E.D. Dr. Karen Philbrick, we honor this Women's History Month by taking a hard look at the the obstacles keeping women out of the transportation industry.

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Celebrating Black History Month and Inventor Garrett A. Morgan

 

Full Steam Ahead with MTI's Distance Learning Programs

Celebrating Black History Month and Inventor Garrett A. Morgan

 

Full Steam Ahead with MTI's Distance Learning Programs

February 2021
 
October 2020

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, join us as we celebrate the inventor, entrepreneur, and hero Garrett A. Morgan by participating in the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition!

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From the desk of MTI's E.D. Dr. Karen Philbrick, "Full STEAM Ahead with MTI's Distance Learning Programs" offers a look at workforce development programs that not only get kids and teens interested in STEAM learning, but also addresses a critical infrastructure need in our nation.

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