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.

MNTRC Board of Trustees Meeting

January 10, 2015 • Washington DC


The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium, led by the Mineta Transportation Institute, will hold its winter board meeting in Washington DC. Chair Stephanie Pinson, President of Gilbert Tweed, will preside.

Mineta Transportation Summit at the 94th TRB Congress

January 11, 2015 • Washington DC


Planning is underway for MTI to present a Norman Y. Mineta Transportation Summit at the prestigious Transportation Research Board Congress at its new home in the Washington Convention Center. Details will follow.

Joint Rail Conference

March 23 – 26, 2015 • San Jose CA


MTI will co-sponsor this annual conference, which is organized by The Rail Transportation Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Discussion topics will include various technologies to advance the future of rail transport. Keynote speakers include Transportation Secretary (ret.) Norman Mineta, MTI Emeritus Executive Director Rod Diridon, California High-Speed Rail CEO Jeff Morales, Valley Transportation Authority CEO Nuria Fernandez, and more.

15th Annual Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition

Date TBA (late March) • National Broadcast


Teams of middle-school students from across the country develop their own ideas for achieving sustainable transportation and presenting them at the annual Garrett Morgan Competition. This live, streaming teleconference features an address by the US Secretary of Transportation, the director of the California Department of Transportation, and other industry leaders. Winning teams earn cash prizes for their classrooms.

Podcar City: San Jose

October 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.