Past Events

The Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility 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
September 22, 2019 Sunday Friends' 2nd Annual STEAM Fair

MTI excitedly participated in the 2nd Annual STEAM Fair for a day of discovery, learning, and reaching for the beyond! The STEAM Fair is a whole day dedicated to having fun exploring the wonders of STEAM and hopefully spark an interest in youth to pursue a career in a field they never considered before.
 

September 19, 2019 Research Snaps Webinar: Will CA's Green Goal for ZEVs Cut Revenue Along with Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

California is in the midst of several ambitious shifts in its transportation infrastructure, funding, and vehicle fleet composition. Governor Jerry Brown set a target of reaching 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2030. Such a rapid increase of electric cars would mean fewer drivers paying fuel taxes, the state’s largest source of transportation revenue. But, in 2017 the passage of SB1 added annual road improvement fees, some of which vary with the value of the vehicles. Researchers compared the revenue lost to the state because electric vehicles with revenue gained by the new fees and found surprising results. The switch to electric vehicles will not necessarily reduce the state’s future revenue for transportation programs. 

Speakers: 

Drs. Matin Wachs: mwachs@ucla.edu 
 

View webinar (transcription available).

View full research report.

 
 
September 14, 2019 Latinos in Transit Leadership Summit  -  Irvine, CA

The LIT Inaugural Leadership Summit welcomed the nation's top Latino transit leaders to discuss career advancement for mid-level managers seeking to grow in their industry.

September 10, 2019 to September 13, 2019 6th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation “Insights, Inclusion, and Impact: Framing the Future for Women in Transportation”  -  Irvine, CA

6th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation

“Insights, Inclusion, and Impact:
Framing the Future for Women in Transportation”

Tuesday September 10-13, 2019

Beckman Center
100 Academy Way
Irvine, California 92617
949-721-2200

 

Organized by
Transportation Research Board

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The 2019 WIiT conference, sixth in a series that began in 1978, will focus on women's issues related to all aspects of travel and transportation. The 2014 conference, under the theme Bridging the Gap, explored and addressed the gender differences in access to transportation and mobility, responsiveness of transport systems to needs and preferences of women, transportation safety, personal security, and participation of women in decision-making and wealth creation in the transportation sector. The 2019 conference will pick up similar themes, this time guided by an evaluative framework of three lenses: insights, inclusion and impact.

 

August 17, 2019 Women's Leadership Policy Summit  -  San José, CA

Supervisor Cindy Chavez, SJSU's Mineta Transportation Institute, and a community of female leaders and allies came together for another powerful Summit to address and challenge high need issues in our County. Attendees learned and engaged on new ideas and initiatives, built relationships with policy makers, were empowered at the Lunch and Mentor Session, and connected with local nonprofits and agencies at the Resource fair.

Panels:
  • The Intersection of Housing and Transportation
  • Social Equity and Advocacy
  • Women's Initiatives
  • Leadership 101: Be an Effective Leader
  • Immigration: Keeping Families Together and Initiatives to Support our Immigrant Communities
July 10, 2019 TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2019  -  San José, CA

TC Sessions: Mobility presented a day of programming with the best founders, investors and technologists who are hell-bent on inventing a future Henry Ford could have never imagined.TechCrunch’s editors challenged the assumptions and break through the hype to help attendees understand the current state of the mobility revolution and define who will be in the driver’s seat when the future is realized.

June 22, 2019 27th Annual Awards Banquet and Convocation Celebration  -  San José, CA

Graduates of MTI's Masters of Science in Transportation Management were honored at a banquet attended by families and friends as well as national and international transportation leaders. California Montessori Project Capitol Campus was declared this year's winning team in the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and Lorena Bernal-Vidal was honored with the MSTM  Student of the Year among other celebratory events.

Images courtesy of Robert Bain and Irma Garcia.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this event possible!

June 21, 2019 The Intersection between Transportation and Housing: Building Blocks to the Future  -  San Francisco, CA
While the San Francisco Bay Area is booming with jobs and (for many) high wages, people are increasingly priced out of the housing market. The region risks losing people to fill jobs that are essential to California’s economy. A variety of taxes, grants, fees and other public revenue sources can help fund affordable housing. Moreover, an innovative solution is to involve public transportation agencies. To that end, agency-owned land in and around transportation hubs could be incentivized to create transit-oriented development projects, which place high-density housing above or adjacent to transit centers. This provides easy mobility while offering less-costly living space.
These and other innovations were discussed at the 10th Annual Norman Y. Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit, a free, half-day event hosted by the Mineta Transportation Institute at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
 

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June 19, 2019 Prospect Silicon Valley’s Innovation and Impact Symposium 2019  -  San Leandro, CA

Prospect Silicon Valley’s Innovation and Impact Symposium focused on emerging technologies in advanced mobility, energy and the built environment. This year’s event highlighted the accomplishments and progress surrounding innovation, specifically the impact of transforming California with clean technology. The region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities gathered to examine what it takes to integrate and implement solutions for maximum impact. 
 

May 21, 2019 Webinar: Legal Regulation of Bikes, E-bikes, and Scooters

A Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) report explores the “rules of the road” around the use of emerging “personal transportation devices.” Also known as “micromobility,” the number and use of these devices has exploded in recent years, highlighted by the arrival of electric scooters in cities over the past couple of years. The report explores to the degree states, cities, and college campuses are or are not regulating these new devices. This webinar with the authors reviews their findings and discussed recommendations from their recent report.

Speakers
Brianne Eby, Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation

Kevin Fang, Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University

Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Geography, Environment, and Planning at Sonoma State University and a Research Associate at the Mineta Transportation Center. His research centers on sustainable transportation alternatives, including recent work on skateboarding for transportation and cycling, and current work on emerging “micromobility” modes of travel. In particular, Kevin is interested in the characteristics and behavior of alternative modes and their users, as well as to the degree land use enables or precludes their use.

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Professor, San Jose State University

Asha Weinstein Agrawal works at San José State University, where she is Director of the Mineta Transportation Institute’s National Transportation Finance Center and MTI’s Education Director, as well as a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning. Her research agenda is guided by a commitment to the principles of sustainability and equity: what planning and policy tools can communities adopt to encourage environmentally-friendly travel and improve accessibility for people struggling with poverty or other disadvantages? She has explored this question most deeply through two substantive areas – transportation finance policy and the travel behavior of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. (More info, including publications, is here.)

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