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Profile: Norm Mineta, Former Secretary of Transportation

Government Issues| May 4, 2017

The searchlights were going back and forth over his body, scanning the barracks as Norm Mineta slept. It was the middle of 1942, and Norm was ten years old, sleeping on a mattress stuffed with hay...

Strong local leadership key to successful transportation systems

Government Issues| March 28, 2017

A new handbook draws on examples from over thirty cities and outlines nearly two dozen policies and strategies that mayors and transportation agency leaders can use to improve urban transportation.

Mobility| February 23, 2017

Pittsburgh Mayor announces hire for new mobility and infrastructure dept.

The department will work with residents and external stakeholders on multi-agency projects; integrate technology into transportation initiatives; and further prepare the city for "shared mobility" options.

Sustainability| December 2, 2016

BYD debuts SkyRail at Mayors Summit in Mexico City

BYD President/Chairman Wang Chuanfu made the announcement as he called on countries around the world to reduce the earth’s temperature by 1 degree Celsius.

Government Issues| November 3, 2016

Phoenix held up as model for voters weighing $200B in transit measures

Mayor Greg Stanton, on the call organized by the Center for Transportation Excellence and APTA, talked about the city’s passage last year of an increase in the sales tax.

Sustainability| September 15, 2016

[Photos] BYD Phase II groundbreaking

BYD broke ground on the second of three phases of construction at its vehicle manufacturing facility in Lancaster, Calif.

Management & Operations| June 13, 2016

London Mayor bans ads on public transport promoting poor body image

The backlash began last year when an ad appeared on TfL’s subway with a bikini-clad girl asking “Are You Beach Body Ready?” Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to ban the ads beginning next month.

Rail| March 21, 2016

Valley Metro opens 3 new miles of Phoenix light rail system

Work on the $327 million project began in January 2013 after incoming leaders dedicated City of Phoenix and Proposition 400 funds to prevent additional delays to the project that would have resulted in the line opening in 2023.

Government Issues| August 27, 2015

Phoenix voters approve sales tax increase to fund transportation

Elements of the plan include building an additional 42 miles of light rail throughout the city, providing late night bus and Dial-a-Ride service citywide and repaving over 680 miles of arterial streets.

Government Issues| July 23, 2015

Utah mayors seek to raise transportation taxes

Fifteen of the 16 cities in Salt Lake County have passed resolutions that support placing a vote on this year’s ballot according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

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