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.

MTI/MNTRC Board of Trustees Meeting

June 27, 2015 • San Jose CA

The Board of Trustees for the Mineta Transportation Institute and the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium will hold its summer meeting in San Jose.

MTI Awards Banquet and Convocation Exercises

June 27, 2015 • San Jose CA

Graduates of MTI´s Master 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 Alumnus or Alumna of the Year. For sponsorship or tickets, contact

15th Annual Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition

May 15, 2015 (expected) • 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.

CUTC Summer Meeting

June 1–4, 2015, New Brunswick NJ

The annual Council of University Transportation Centers Summer Meeting will be hosted at Rutgers University this year. The conference includes legislative updates, educational sessions, an administrative assistant session, and discussions about issues such as workforce development, technology transfer, research, and more.

Norman Mineta Transportation Finance Summit

June 26, 2015 – San Francisco CA

This annual policy meeting, open to the public, discusses the trends for financing the nation’s transportation infrastructure. The program includes a keynote address, panel presentations, and audience Q&A.

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.