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.

Let’s Get Moving Silicon Valley

March 7, 2015 • Cupertino CA


MTI is co-sponsoring this annual public event that promotes improved transportation networks and complete communities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The summit supports community engagement and participation in transportation and land use planning processes. Participants will learn how to effectively get involved with plans, projects, and policies. The conference provides connection with public officials, organizations, and community.

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.

Regional Transit Governance Seminar

March 31, 2015 • San Francisco CA


Join us for a half-day seminar with transportation experts and public officials discussing regional transit governance challenges and best practices that shape development and growth in several vibrant urban landscapes. This event will be held in conjunction with the release of the Eno Center for Transportation’s most recent paper, “Getting to the Route of It.”

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

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.