Topic : Mineta Transportation Institute

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Report finds 'Transit Leaps' needed to properly integrate with AVs

Technology| February 19, 2019

Ideal scenario for public transit planners would be an optimized, dense, and always available transit network that is also affordable.

Study explores how to attract, retain women in transportation industry

Management & Operations| February 14, 2019

Women accounted for less than 15% of the total transportation workforce in 2017, according to data.

Accessibility| February 11, 2019

MTI research assesses mobility and equity for low-income seniors

With the Baby Boomer generation well into retirement, cities have demonstrated an emerging interest in developing age-friendly cities.

Security and Safety | December 12, 2018

New report examines if 'See Something, Say Something' is working

On-site police, security personnel, transportation employees, train and bus passengers, and ordinary citizens have prevented 10.6% of the 5,372 terrorist attacks on public transit.

Rail| November 27, 2018

Report studies rate of musculoskeletal pain in city bus drivers

Bus drivers experience higher levels of MSDs than both the general population and other employees at transit agencies.

Government Issues| October 12, 2018

Calif. could lose $100B in transportation revenue if bill repealed

As an example, in 2040, the mean projection is that the state will collect $8.6 billion with SB1 and $3.4 billion without, a $5.2 billion difference.

Security and Safety | July 26, 2018

New study examines extremist attacks on rail targets

Since 1970, there have been more than 1,000 attempts to derail trains and otherwise attack rail infrastructure.

Government Issues| July 23, 2018

74% of Americans want Congress to increase public transit investment, study finds

In addition, 80% said public transit is valuable to communities because it provides vital connections to fundamental resources.

Management & Operations| July 3, 2018

New report looks at how states regulate personal transportation devices

In their research, the Meta Transportation Institute details the wide range of regulatory approaches currently used and make recommendations for revising state regulations.

Security and Safety | September 26, 2017

Report focuses on impact of public transit in vehicle-based terrorist attacks

Since January 1970, there have been 37 vehicle attacks on public surface transportation. Just under half, a total of 18, involved suicide drivers ramming vehicles packed with explosives into their targets, according to a new report.

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