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
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.

January 8, 2017 to January 12, 2017 Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting  -  Washington, D.C.

Researchers and staff from the Mineta Transportation Institute presented at this annual conference at the Washington Convention Center. More than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops were featured. This year’s theme was “Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change Research Convergence for a Multimodal Future.”

January 7, 2017 MTI Board of Trustees Meeting  -  Washington, D.C.

The Mineta Transportation Institute held its winter board meeting in Washington DC. Chair Nuria Fernandez, CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, presided.

December 13, 2016 What Do Americans Think of Mileage Fees?  -  Online (sponsored by TRB)

MTI’s National Transportation Finance Center Director, Dr. Asha Agrawal, and Director of Research and Technology Transfer, Dr. Hilary Nixon, analyzed three sources of information about public opinion on mileage fees. The researchers presented key findings about overall support levels for mileage fees and the specific reasons why people support or oppose them. The TRB-sponsored webinar was free for TRB Sponsors and Sustaining Affiliates; $95 for others.

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