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.

CALCOG Regional Leadership Forum

March 29-31, 2017 • Monterey CA


Every year, leaders from regions across California gather in Monterey for the Regional Leadership Forum. This event combines a focus on current issues with deeper level discussions about the role of regional governance in California. It's an intimate setting. The speakers are accessible. The subjects are sometimes unexpected, but always on point. And the relationships are real. Register for the event and join our conversation. MTI proudly co-sponsors this event which will feature the results of MTI's research on Exploring Bicycle and Public Transit Use by Low-Income Latino Immigrants: A Mixed-Methods Study in the San Francisco Bay Area and The Challenge of Protecting Transit and Passenger Rail: Understanding How Security Works Against Terrorism.

Seventeenth Annual Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition

April 2017 • National Broadcast


Teams of middle-school students from across the country will present their ideas for achieving sustainable transportation. The live, streaming teleconference will feature an address national transportation leaders as well as the students' creative and innovation solutions. Contact MTI Director of Research and Technology Transfer Dr. Hilary Nixon for more information on how to participate.

Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line

April 28, 2017 • San Jose CA


The Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line conference seeks to explore the concept of 'sustainable transportation,' leaving attendees with a fuller understanding, and most importantly, a definition for the term. Panelists and speakers include an array of national experts, practitioners and scholars on social equity and transportation, the environmental impact of transport, financial mechanisms for secure and continuous transit systems, as well as, decision makers currently involved in California's notable public-private partnerships. Further, conference panelists include leaders in the advocacy, public, private, P3, and nonprofit sectors. Registration is free, and the event will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 76 South First St., San Jose, CA. MTI proudly co-sponsors this event.

Third Annual “Silicon Valley Bikes!” Festival & Bicycle Show

May 7, 2017 • San Jose, CA


Silicon Valley's bicycle enthusiasts and their families will enjoy an all-day celebration of cycling, family fun, community building, and an off-the-hook bicycle show by Gooseneck Bicycles. There will be food trucks, events for kids, live music, and more. A collaboration between History San José, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Mineta Transportation Institute, Gooseneck Bicycles, Cycle California! Magazine and Santa Clara Valley Brewing makes this event possible. The event will take place at History Park San José, located at 635 Phelan Ave., San José, CA  95122. Admission to the public is $5, kids five and under are free.

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.