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.

South Bay Transportation Mixer

August 3, 2017 • San Jose, CA


Get to know transportation professionals in San Jose. Mix and mingle with transportation professionals from YPT San Francisco Bay Area, Mineta Transportation Institute, APA Northern CA - Young Planners Group, San Jose Department of Transportation, VTA, SPUR and more. This great networking event takes place on August 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at ISO Beers in Downtown San Jose. The event is easily accessible by public transit – take Caltrain, Amtrak, or VTA!

MTI is a proud co-sponsor of this event.

7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit

August 8, 2017 • Mountain View, CA


The 7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit is the Bay Area’s largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from government, law enforcement, non-profit, and the public. This year’s keynote speaker is Tamika Butler, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and former Executive Director of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). Tamika will discuss LACBC’s work on Vision Zero, law enforcement, and creating safe bicycling for the diverse population of LA. The Bike Summit will also have sessions on Safe Routes to Schools, protected bike lanes, Bikes + Transit, planning low-stress bike networks, and bicycling encouragement programs.

$35 admission includes a light breakfast and lunch, plus post event social hour. Scholarships are available for those to whom the cost of admission is prohibitive; please contact emma@bikesiliconvalley.org to apply.

Take an active mode of transportation – walk, bike, bus, or carpool – to the Bike Summit and be entered into a drawing for prizes.

MTI is a proud co-sponsor of this event. Learn more about the event and register at: https://bikesiliconvalley.org/summit/.

Viva CalleSJ: Open Streets San Jose

September 17, 2017 • San Jose, CA


VivaCalleSJ is a free recreational program co-sponsored by MTI that closes miles of scenic San José streets to motor vehicles. Participants will walk, bike, skate, play, and explore the city as never before. The route spans six miles of streets, through some of San Jose's most iconic neighborhoods including Japantown and Alum Rock Village, the Mexican Heritage Plaza, and parks including Lake Cunningham Park and Roosevelt Park.

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.