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

1-5PM Program | 5-7PM Networking Reception
SJSU College of Engineering Alumni Room (ENG 285-287) SPACE IS LIMITED

30 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, destroyed urban infrastructure, such as the Cypress structure on I-880 in Oakland, and caused the collapse of homes in San Francisco's Marina District. Lessons learned from this event included civil engineering geotechnical and public policy domains. Dale Alan Cox, US Geological Survey, Project Manager for Science Application for Risk Reduction, will give the keynote address. Professor Guna Selvaduray and Professor Steven Vukazich of San Jose State University and Ash Padwal Chief Risk Officer of Allied Telesis will lead panels on changes over the last 30 years that have enhanced seismic safety, and pointed to future developments needed to improve the Bay Area's earthquake resilience. The symposium will end with a networking reception. Deputy Director Frannie Edwards of the National Transportation Security Center at Mineta Transportation Institute will chair the event.

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.


  • 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
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.