Upcoming Events

MTI 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.

Dates Events
January 30, 2020 MTI Research Snaps Presents: Texting While driving, Is Hands-free Really Safer?  -  online

10:00-10:30a.m. (PST)

Hands-free texting is a popular way around a hefty fine in 48 states and often viewed as safe behind the wheel. However, MTI research found that while participants perceived an increased level of safety while using hands-free interfaces, response times and drift did not significantly differ from those manually texting. Join the conversation as we delve into how this seemingly convenient solution to texting and driving bans might do little to limit distracted driving.

Register for the webinar!

February 1, 2020 Sciencepalooza! 2020

MTI is proud to be participating in Sciencepalooza! 2020! Sciencepalooza! is science fair for all East Side Union High School (ESUHSD) students, whether they're a first-time science fair participant, a returning participant, and/or someone who wants to get a head start on a project for the regional science fair a few weeks later. Usually 700-900 students from different grade levels participate to create the most authentic "real world" work they can. These projects require students to create solutions, meet deadlines, and explain their product/ project.

February 19, 2020 Understanding How Women Travel  -  Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Library Room 225

6 p.m.        Panel Discussion
6:45 p.m.   Q & A
7 p.m.        Networking Reception 

Mobility shapes the opportunities we can reach and how we interact within our environment and community. Better mobility results in greater access to opportunities, including jobs, education, housing, and health care, all essential elements for a higher quality of life. With women comprising more than half of Metro’s existing riders, and more than half the population in Los Angeles County, a key component of achieving the agency’s vision is to understand the mobility barriers women (in particular), are currently faced with. In this panel discussion the foundation for briding the gender equity gap for current and future female riders is addressed. 

(Please note SJSU will be recording the event) 

Register now.  (space is limited)

March 14, 2020 SCC Women's Leadership and Policy Summit  -  San Jose City College, San Jose, CA

Mark your calendars for a day of empowerment and education as womxn and allies gather to discuss "What's Next?" 

March 19, 2020 MTI Research Snaps Presents:  Sexual Harassment on Public Transit: The University Student Experience  -  Online

March 19, 2020 | 10-10:30AM (PDT)

Sexual harassment is, sadly, a routine experience for transit users. New MTI research explores San Jose State University (SJSU) students' experiences and perceptions related to sexual harassment and assault when using public transit. The report, Crime and Harassment on Public Transportation: A Survey of SJSU Students Set in International Context, found that twice as many women as men reported verbal and non-verbal harassment, but that both genders indicate harassment as a deterrent to using public transit. Fully 63% of SJSU students reported some form of harassment during transit journeys. The SJSU experience was then compared to findings from a global study surveying college students in 18 cities across six continents. These and other findings, as well as the researchers' recommendations, will be discussed in the webinar.