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
October 15, 2018 Second Autonomous Vehicles and the City  -  San Francisco, CA

How will smart mobility impact our cities? What kind of policy do we need to ensure sustainability and resilience? 

On October 15, 2018 the University of San Francisco hosted its' second annual symposium focusing on the many ways that technology and innovation is reshaping how we move through our cities.

LOCATION

McLaren Conference Center
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California, 94117

The event brought together national leaders in business, policy and academia, to dialogue how we can innovate cities in the new mobility future focusing on economic growth, energy and the environment, land use and design, social justice, and management and participatory governance.

EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSIONS


  • energy transitions
  • participatory governance
  • finance
  • social justice
  • virtual / augmented reality

REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKERS

  • Giovanni Circella, 3 Revolutions
  • Ellie Casson, Waymo
  • Myra Madriz, Gehl Architects
  • Matt Mahan, Brigade
  • Ralph McLaughlin, VeritasUrbis
  • Becky Steckler, Urbanism Next
  • Jill North, City of San Jose
  • Ryan Popple, Proterra
  • Debs Schrimmer, Lyft
  • Tony Seba, Stanford Univ.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • William Riggs (Chair), School of Management, University of San Francisco
  • Giovanni Circella, 3 Revolutions
  • Michael Boswell, Cal Poly SLO
  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State
  • Andrea Broaddus, Bosch
  • Nico Larco, University of Oregon
  • Hilary Nixon, San Jose State University
  • Joshua Karlin-Resnick, Nelson Nygaard
  • Melissa Ruhl, Arup
  • Gerry Tierney, Perkins+Will 

AGENDA

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorships support the event along with the University of San Francisco mission to promote academically rigorous, socially responsible learning with a global perspective that educates leaders who fashion a more humane and just world.

The sponsorships – which are flexible and can be structured to meet the needs of your company’s giving guidelines – are available at the $5000, $3500, $2500, $1500 or $500 levels, and includes opportunities to host lunch / receptions and videography.

Please email for more information william.riggs@usfca.edu.

October 10, 2018 to December 7, 2018 Norman Y. Mineta: The Life & Legacy of a National Leader and Son of San Jose  -  Special Collections Room (5th Floor)- Martin Luther King Jr. Library

This summer, the California Room on the 5th floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library presented a special exhibit highlighting San Jose Mayor and Secretary of Transportation, Norman Y. Mineta along with other political leaders. In honor of Mr. Mineta, and through the sponsorship of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), an entire display dedicated to the man who ordered the grounding of all planes on 9/11. The display was in place throughout the Fall 2018 semester in the MLK Special Collections Room (MLK 560).

October 10, 2018 San Jose Film Premier of "An American Story: Norman Mineta & His Legacy"  -  San José, CA

San Jose Film Premiere An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy

Presented by Mineta Legacy Project & San José State University's Mineta Transportation Institute

This was a private invitation-only event. 

Immigration. Detention. Executive Order. Secretary Norman Mineta’s American story rings true 75 years after he felt the shame and humiliation as a child in a U.S. concentration camp and went on to seek justice for all Americans while serving 20 years in Congress and in two presidential cabinets.

His story hit the big screen in the documentary film, An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy, which was followed by a post-screening discussion featuring Secretary Norman Mineta and filmmakers Dianne Fukami and Debra Nakatomi.

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hammer Theatre, San Jose State University
101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Film Screening & Discussion

Concluding with a Community Reception immediately following the program.

Photos

October 6, 2018 to October 7, 2018 Friday Night Live Youth Summit

Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development, which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. 

The Youth Traffic Safety Summit is a place for young people from across the state of California to come together for two days to share, connect, create and empower one another to make their local communities safer. This event is made possible by the Allstate Foundation, the California Office of Traffic Safety and the California Department of Health Care Services. The Youth Summit is hosted by the California Friday Night Live.

MTI conducted a Friday Night Live workshop that introduced students to an MTI in progress research project that hits close-to-home and remains atransportation safety issue: the debate over e-scooters or the #escooterstruggle. In a mock community forum that debated the pros and cons of e-scooters, students participated in a role-playing model that required them to use such learning skills as: 

  • ​Team Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking & Diplomacy
  • Research Skills
  • Leadership
  • Active Listening
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • and more!

Students took away an understanding of the type of research that MTI does and its relevance to the real world, thereby demonstrating the significance that a commitment to their studies can have in the future. Additionally, participants were exposed to examples of both the benefits and dangers of broader mobility innovation. Participants gained a respect for safe options regarding all modes of transportation.

 

September 23, 2018 VivaCalleSJ: SoFA to The Street  -  San José, CA

Walk, Skate, Bike And Play! Open Streets In San Jose!

Viva CalleSJ is a free program that temporarily closes miles of San Jose streets to bring communities together to walk, bike, skate, play, and explore the city like never before. 

Each year's event opens upwards of six miles of streets, through some of San Jose's most iconic neighborhoods for people to come out and play for the day!

  • It’s free!
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 10am – 3pm.
  • It’s not a race, and you don’t need a bike to participate. You can walk or skate.
  • There’s no beginning or end. You can start anywhere and go as far as you would like.
  • The flow of participants goes both ways, just like regular traffic.

Check out the route and Activity Hubs!

September 11, 2018 to September 13, 2018 National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit   -  San José, CA

About the Event

High Speed Rail to Silicon Valley! Business and politial leaders brought high speed rail to America at the National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit!

California leads the nation in building state-of-the-art, 21st century transportation. The summit celebrated the great ongoing leadership and vision moving America forward! Construction is underway on the first phase of the state-wide, 800-mile super advanced transportation system set to revolutionize mobility in America. 

Speakers

For a full list visit the summit's speaker page.

Agenda

Location

70 West Hedding St. 
San Jose, CA 95112

Pictures

Attribution: Michael Cases, California Green Academy

Attribution: Greg Justice, TransportiCA

Videos

USHSR-LS Session 01: VISION, INVESTMENT, & SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION

USHSR-LS Session 02: CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL - AMERICA'S MEGA PROJECT

USHSR-LS Session 03: SPECIAL KEYNOTE AND HONORS

USHSR-LS Session 03.5: MOVE BAY AREA

USHSR-LS Session 04: STATEWIDE SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK

USHSR-LS Session 05: TRANSFORMING CALIFORNIA'S TRAVEL OPTIONS

USHSR-LS Session 06: RAIL STATIONS. COMMUNITY RENAISSANCE. & SUSTAINABILITY

USHSR-LS Session 07 - HIGH-SPEED RAIL AROUND THE WORLD

USHSR-LS Session 08 - RAIL ACROSS AMERICA UPDATE

USHSR-LS Session 09 - SPECIAL WELCOME & HIGH SPEED-RAIL KEYNOTE

USHSR-LS Session 10 - PRIVATE INVESTMENT, RAIL, & TOD

USHSR-LS Session 11 - CULMINATING DISCUSSION & CALL TO ACTION

August 22, 2018 Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2018  -  San José, CA

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition hosted its 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit, the area’s largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from government, law enforcement, non-profit, and the public.

The Bike Summit discussed topics including: grassroots advocacy, engineering and planning, housing and transportation, bike share, Safe Routes to School and more. Awards were given out for the following:

• Person of the Year – city, county, or other agency staff or volunteer whose efforts go above and beyond to ensure safe and comfortable bicycling
• Project of the Year – bike lane (buffered, green, or protected), bike bridge, bike boulevard, bike box, bike parking, etc.
• Program of the Year – education and encouragement programs or bike plans that shift the needle to get more people on bikes.

Attendees were encouraged to take an active mode – walk, bike, bus, take transit or carpool — to the Bike Summit and to be entered into a biannual drawing for prizes, thanks to the San Mateo County Spare the Air Resource Team!

Watch the opening plenary

Watch the awards and closing pannel.

Hosted by:

June 23, 2018 26th 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. An award was given to students from Toddy Thomas Middle School in Fortuna, the winning team in the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and the MSTM Alumni Association honored its Alumna/us of the Year. 

2018 Banquet Images

© SJSU Photographic Services, photo by Nanzi Muro

Speakers

 

Distinguished Guest Spearker:

Norman Y Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Ret'd.)

 

 

 

 

Recipient of the Inagural Norman Y. Mineta Innovative Leadership Award:

Senator Jim Beall, Chairman, California Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker:

Laurie Berman, Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valedictorian:

Lisa Rae Vickery, Transportation Superintendent, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) 

June 22, 2018 Ninth Annual Mineta National Transportation Finance Summit  -  San Francisco, CA

The need to invest in California’s transportation system is dire and after years of seeking a solution to the state’s transportation crisis, the State Legislature passed and the governor signed SB 1 (Beall, 2017), also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, increasing transportation funding by $54 billion over a decade. SB 1 provides the first significant, stable and ongoing increase in state transportation funding in more than two decades.

This free, half-day summit hosted by the Mineta Transportation Institute looked at how SB1 funds are being implemented and documented the strategies that state, local, and regional governments and transportation agencies are taking to address California’s transportation needs.

Take a look at some of the great photos of the summit!

To listen to the audio recording visit the Commonwealth Club audio archive and check out the vidoe of the summit on Youtube.

June 18, 2018 Going Places: Historic Transportation Day  -  San José, CA

History Park Trolley

History San José and the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation and explored how people have gotten from A to B throughout history. From electric cars to trolleys. In honor of Father's Day, dad's received free admission into the hands-on fun!

Admission: HSJ Members and Dads free; $8 adults and children 3+

Details

Date: June 18, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Categories: 

Location

History Park

635 Phelan Avenue 
San Jose, CA 95112 United States + Google Map
Phone: 408.287.2290

Organizer

Phone: 408.287.2290

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