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
May 19, 2017 Green by Design Scientific Lab and Field Trip to the Tech Museum of Innovation  -  San José, CA

K-12 workforce development initiatives are crucial to the future of transportation and MTI has partnered with third grade classroom teachers from Reed Elementary School so students can learn about sustainable transportation. In addition to participating in the Green by Design lab, students formed teams to build solar-powered vehicle models! MTI proudly co-sponsored this K-12 fieldtrip.

May 9, 2017 How can the Silicon Valley Become One of America's Great Biking Capitals? Lessons Learned from the Dutch Cycling Embassy  -  San José, CA

Worldwide the Netherlands has the highest bicycle use and provides the widest range of cycling know-how, products and infrastructure. With over 40 years of experience in bicycle policy and practical bicycle solutions, experts from the Dutch Cycling Embassy discussed bicycling in the context urban mobility, road safety and emission reductions, social inclusion, and health. The event was held at San Jose State University. MTI proudly co-sponsored this bilateral exchange.

May 7, 2017 Third Annual “Silicon Valley Bikes!” Festival & Bicycle Show  -  San José, CA

Silicon Valley's bicycle enthusiasts and their families enjoyed an all-day celebration of cycling, family fun, community building, and an off-the-hook bicycle show by Gooseneck Bicycles. There were food trucks, events for kids, live music, and more. A collaboration between History San José, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Mineta Transportation Institute, Gooseneck Bicycles, Cycle California! Magazine and Santa Clara Valley Brewing made this event possible. The event took place at History Park San José, located at 635 Phelan Ave., San José, CA  95122.

April 29, 2017 STEM as a Path to the Future: Partnering with the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center  -  San José, CA

MTI partnered with the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center to provide a tour of the Spartan Superway Automated Transportation Network Facility at San Jose State University.

April 28, 2017 Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line  -  San José, CA

The Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line conference sought to explore the concept of 'sustainable transportation,' and left attendees with a fuller understanding, and most importantly, a definition for the term. Panelists and speakers included an array of national experts, practitioners and scholars on social equity and transportation, the environmental impact of transport, financial mechanisms for secure and continuous transit systems, as well as, decision makers currently involved in California's notable public-private partnerships. Further, conference panelists included leaders in the advocacy, public, private, P3, and nonprofit sectors. MTI proudly co-sponsored this event.

April 25, 2017 Seventeenth Annual Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition  -  National Broadcast

Teams of middle-school students from across the country presented their ideas for achieving sustainable transportation. The streaming teleconference featured an address from national transportation leaders as well as the students' creative and innovation solutions. Secretary Chao welcomed our students.

April 22, 2017 Women in Leadership League Conference – WILL2017  -  San José, CA

The inaugural Women in Leadership League Conference at San Jose State University brought together top women leaders, alumni, and students from all disciplines. The conference provided a mix of keynote addresses and small group discussions, providing participants with inspirational experiences as well as practical advice and strategies from successful women leaders. MTI proudly co-sponsored this event.

March 29, 2017 to March 31, 2017 CALCOG Regional Leadership Forum  -  Monterey, CA

Every year, leaders from regions across California gather in Monterey for the Regional Leadership Forum. This event combines a focus on current issues with deeper level discussions about the role of regional governance in California. It's an intimate setting. The speakers are accessible. The subjects are sometimes unexpected, but always on point. And the relationships are real. MTI proudly co-sponsored this event which featured the results of MTI's research on Exploring Bicycle and Public Transit Use by Low-Income Latino Immigrants: A Mixed-Methods Study in the San Francisco Bay Area and The Challenge of Protecting Transit and Passenger Rail: Understanding How Security Works Against Terrorism.

February 28, 2017 to March 1, 2017 West Coast Rail Conference  -  Los Angeles, CA

The world's leading rail experts came together with business and political leaders to discuss bringing fast rail to America. Construction is underway on the first phase of the 800-mile, state-of-the-art transportation system set to revolutionize mobility in America, starting with California. Once the system is built out, it will carry more than 100 million people each year, saving time, money, energy, and lives. MTI proudly co-sponsored this event.

February 13, 2017 Webinar on Station-area Planning and Design for High-Speed Rail: Lessons for California and San Jose Diridon  -  Online

As both the scholarly literature and the experience on the ground indicate, good station-area planning is a very important prerequisite for the eventual successful operation of a high-speed rail (HSR) station; it can also trigger opportunities for economic development in the station area and the station-city. What is less clear, however, is what constitutes good station-area planning and how California station cities in general, and the Diridon HSR station in particular, can achieve it. Experiences from international examples of HSR stations can provide some valuable lessons. The webinar presenters drew from a detailed review of European case studies of HSR stations, a review of the relevant literature, and interviews with station area planners and designers, to explore issues surrounding HSR station and station-area planning. More specifically, the webinar addressed the following questions: 1) Which factors influence the impact of HSR on station-cities? 2) What are the elements of good station-area planning for HSR stations? 3) What are some common mistakes in designing and planning HSR stations? 4) What lessons do we learn from successful European HSR stations? 5) How do these lessons apply to San Jose Diridon station?

Webinar Presenters: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, PhD - MTI Research Affiliate, Associate Provost UCLA, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA and Deike Peters, PhD - MTI Research Affiliate, Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning and Practice, Soka University of America.

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