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
October 18, 2019 A Look Forward, a Look Back: Lessons Applied 30 Years After Loma Prieta  -  San José, CA

1-4PM Program | 4-6PM Networking Reception
SJSU College of Engineering Alumni Room (ENG 285-287) SPACE IS LIMITED

Thirty years ago the San Andreas Fault ruptured near Loma Prieta Peak, creating the largest urban earthquake in over 80 years. The M 6.9 earthquake took 63 lives and injured another 3,757. Many of those due to the destroyed urban infrastructure, such as the Cypress structure on I-880 in Oakland, and the collapse of homes in San Francisco's Marina District. These catastrophes provided civil engineers and public policy leaders with a multitude of lessons to apply in the event of another "Killer Quake."
Join MTI and San Jose State University's (SJSU) College of Engineering as we welcome Dr. Anne Wein, US Geological Survey, Operations Research Analyst, to deliver the pivotal keynote address. Dr. Frances Edwards, MTI's Deputy Director of the National Transportation Security Center, will chair the discussion with Dr. Steven Vukazich of SJSU's Material and Civil Engineering Departments and Ash Padwal Chief Risk Officer of Allied Telesis leading panels on changes over the last 30 years that have enhanced seismic safety, as well as future developments needed to improve the Bay Area's earthquake resilience.

 

November 5, 2019 to November 6, 2019 PodCarCity 2019

Over 20 variations of podcar systems are being deployed today, offering cost-effective ways to enhance transit and help meet the challenges of urban congestion, environmental concerns and mobility for all. Larger players, such as Ericsson communication systems, NASA, Google, Amazon and a series of strong IT companies in Silicon Valley are getting involved, boosting the acceleration of automated transit forward. 

Podcar City 2019 focuses on cities and their urgent need on making a reality of new modes of public, automated transportation through technology, planning and business opportunities. Through discussions and information exchange, we will separate hype from reality and uncover practical solutions which are being investigated today to address real problems.

Speakers

  • Sam Liccardo, Mayor City of San Jose, USA
  • Jeral Poskey, Google, USA
  • Alexander Kyllman, Modutram, Mexico
  • Mattias Goldmann, Sweco, Sweden
  • Robbert Lohmann, 2Getthere, Netherlands
  • Christer Lindström, 4Dialog, Sweden
  • Ron Swenson, INIST, USA
  • Susan Shaheen, UC Berkley, USA
  • Ingmar Andreasson, Logistikcentrum, Sweden
  • Matthew Lesh, Comet Mobility, USA
November 14, 2019 MTI Research Snaps Presents: From White Lines to Green Lanes, How Does Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) Compare Against a Ride Feedback App?  -  Online

With new bike infrastructure rolling out in cities across the U.S., how is bike infrastructure evaluated by both cyclists and experts? Enter the popular and widely used "Level of Traffic Stress" (LTS), but how does this method measure up against popular bike review apps like Ride Report? Join us in a conversation with MTI researchers, Dr. Kevin Fang, Dr. Daniel Rodriguez, and Chester Harvey to discuss the validity of LTS when compared to results from Ride Report and their findings from "Evaluating Alternative Measures of Bicycling Level of Traffic Stress Using Crowdsourced Route Satisfaction Data.”

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.