Events

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.

How can the Silicon Valley Become One of America's Great Biking Capitals? Lessons Learned from the Dutch Cycling Embassy

May 9, 2017 • San Jose CA


Worldwide the Netherlands has the highest bicycle use and provides the widest range of cycling know-how, products and infrastructure. With over 40 years of experience in bicycle policy and practical bicycle solutions, experts from the Dutch Cycling Embassy will discuss bicycling in the context urban mobility, road safety and emission reductions, social inclusion, and health. Registration is free, and the event will be held from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at San Jose State University, Washington Square Hall Room 109. MTI proudly co-sponsors this bilateral exchange. Submit your RSVP to: julia.menhart@sjsu.edu

Green by Design Scientific Lab and Field Trip to the Tech Museum of Innovation

May 19, 2017 • San Jose CA


K-12 workforce development initiatives are crucial to the future of transportation and MTI is partnering with third grade classroom teachers from Reed Elementary School so students can learn about sustainable transportation. In addition to participatig in the Green by Design lab, students will form teams to build solar-powered vehicle models! MTI proudly co-sponsors this K-12 fieldtrip.

Innovation & Impact 2017

June 14, 2017 • San Jose CA


Join us at the Innovation & Impact Symposium on June 14th, 2017! Located at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View, CA, the event will feature the latest developments in Energy, Mobility and the Built Environment. The region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities will discuss what it takes to implement these ideas for maximum impact. With a Keynote Presentation by Steve Westly, and featuring speakers from Tesla, Microsoft, Integral Group, Navigant Research, and SoCal Edison, the event will connect you to like-minded visionaries! Purchase your tickets by clicking here.*Special rates available for government, nonprofit and education organizations. MTI proudly co-sponsors this symposium.

Eighth Annual Mineta National Transportation Finance Summit: "Are We There Yet? Bridging the Gap in California's Transportation Funding"

June 16, 2017 • San Francisco CA


The need to invest in California’s transportation system is dire. Estimates suggest a nearly $140B backlog in deferred maintenance on highways, bridges, and local streets and roads. While the funding crisis is widely recognized, solutions are difficult to come by. Senate Bill 1, passed by the California legislature in early April, dedicates over $50B to transportation projects through increased fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees, yet that only partially fills the gap. This free, half-day summit hosted by MTI at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco looks at various strategies the state and local and regional governments and transportation agencies are taking to address California’s transportation needs. The results from year eight of a national public opinion poll of more than 1,500 Americans on various tax options for raising federal transportation revenues will also be presented.

  • Keynote address by Jim Beall, Chairman, CA Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.
  • Featured Speakers: Asha Agrawal, PhD, Director Mineta Transportation Institute National Transportation Finance Center; Nuria Fernandez, General Manager and CEO, Valley Transportation Authority; Steve Heminger, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission; and Bill Higgins, Executive Director, California Association of Governments.
  • Moderator: Karen Philbrick, PhD, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute.
  • Keynote Introduction: Norman Mineta, Secretary (ret.) US Department of Transportation.
  • Event Date and Time: Friday, June 16, 2017 (8:30am to 11:30am).
  • Location: Commonwealth Club of California: San Francisco (555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA).
  • Cost: FREE (breakfast provided), advanced registration required.

MTI 25th Annual Board of Trustees Convocation and Scholarship Banquet

June 17, 2017 • San Jose CA


Graduates of MTI's Masters of Science in Transportation Management will receive their hoods at a banquet attended by families and friends as well as national and international transportation leaders. An award will be given to the winning team in the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and the MSTM Alumni Association will honor its Alumna/us of the Year.

MTI Board of Trustees Meeting

June 17, 2017 • San Jose CA


The Mineta Transportation Institute will hold its summer board meeting in San Jose CA. Chair Nuria Fernandez, CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, will preside.

Podcar City & Advanced Transit – Smart City, Smart Transit, Smart Energy

November 8-10, 2017 • Las Vegas, Nevada


MTI will sponsor the eleventh annual Podcar City conference focused on sustainable and innovative automated public transportation. More than 200 city planners, transit planners, academics, engineers, developers, elected officials, and others will discuss this 21st-century opportunity. The Urban International Design Contest (or UIDC) is a main feature of the 2017 Podcar City Conference. The UIDC connects students with city professionals and together they will work toward the goal of educating, inspiring and motivating important stakeholders in how new modes of sustainable public transportation can be utilized in an urban environment.