Leveraging Social Media and Online Tools to Increase Research Distribution: Tips and Lessons Learned from Mineta Transportation Institute

The Mineta Transportation Institute, a University Transportation Center under the U.S. Department of Transportation, has increased the downloads of research documents from its website approximately tenfold over the course of four years. The author of this article describes the Institute’s approach to increasing report distribution, and shares its experience, insights, approaches, and resources for websites, social media, news releases, and metrics.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 8-14
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 291
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01527853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 22 2014 8:19AM