The Mineta Transportation Institute organizes or participates in several transportation-related events each year. These include national summits, regional forums, industry conferences, or special events and broadcasts. You can find leading transportation experts at all of these events, making them an excellent resource not only for professional and research insights, but also for networking.

Viva CalleSJ

Sunday, October 11, 2015 • San Jose CA

VivaCalleSJ (pronounced VEE-Vuh KAH-Yay SJ) is a free recreational program co-sponsored by MTI that closes miles of scenic San José streets. Join us on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 10am–3pm. We will walk, bike, skate, play, and explore the city like never before! The event’s Downtown and Eastbound routes will take you from the heart of San José’s downtown, through the center of the city, west through the unique and charming Calle Willow Business District, and all the way to the East Side and Emma Prusch Farm Park. It is not a race, so you can start anywhere and have as much fun as you want, in either direction. It’s free!

Smart Rail Congress and Expo

October 28-29, 2015 • Charlotte, NC

MTI is co-sponsoring and will present at this annual conference for transit operators and agencies. Former FTA Administrator Joseph Szabo is a speaker. It features a strategic congress, tech seminars, and an expo for suppliers and solutions providers. More information at

Podcar City: San Jose

November 2-4, 2015 • San Jose CA

This annual event moves back to San Jose, Calif. More than 125 experts in surface transportation and transit are expected to participate. They will discuss the future of podcars, also known as “personal rapid transit” or “automated guideway vehicles.” MTI will co-sponsor.