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
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

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Location

History Park

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

Organizer

Phone: 408.287.2290
May 22, 2018 to May 23, 2018 International Seminar: High-Speed Technologies on Railway Systems  -  San José, CA

About the Event 

This event on high-speed rail featured international experts sharing specialized knowledge of railway technologies. The seminar was oriented to qualified professionals, graduate engineers, local SBEs and senior students with interest in this field. It provided and expanded a qualified workforce for the development of HSR in California. Additionally, it was an opportunity to bring students into contact with international leaders and companies in these technologies. 

May 17, 2018 Electric Vehicles for EVeryone  -  Redwood City, CA

About the Event

How is California accelerating the transition from polluting, fossil fuel cars to electric vehicles? Attendees learned about charging stations and infrastructure, what cars and trucks are available, saving money by going electric, and how everyone can benefit from the growth of electric vehicles.

Topics/speakers:

  • Opening comments, Assemblymember Marc Berman 
  • Alan Suleiman from Silicon Valley Clean Energy discussed how community choice energy providers are helping with EV chargers
  • Mark Tang from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District explained the BAAQMD rebate program for low-income EV purchaser
  • Janelle London of  Colutura shared creative strategies using policy and culture to shift consumers away from gasoline engines
  • Shyam Nagrani of MotivPower discussed EVs for the medium-duty transportation sector
  • Moderator: Diane Bailey, Menlo Spark

Cosponsors: Acterra, Menlo Spark, Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action, Mineta Transportation Institute

May 16, 2018 Synchronizing Climate and Transportation Plans  -  Palo Alto, CA

About the Event

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the region and the state. What transportation strategies make it harder to reduce GHGs, and what can help? How can we make better decisions today that support a sustainable future?

  • Widening highways or converting existing lanes to express lanes 
  • Building more parking garages, or less
  • Building more homes near transit, jobs, and services
  • The transition to electric vehicles
  • Transportation as a service

Topics/Speakers:

  • Billy Riggs, University of San Francisco and MTI Research Associate
  • Michael Boswell, California Polytechnic State University
  • Gil Friend, City of Palo Alto

Co-sponsors: Palo Alto Forward, Friends of Caltrain, TransForm CA, Mineta Transportation Institute

May 10, 2018 “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy” to premier at San Francisco’s CAAMFest36  -  San Francisco, CA

Former San Jose mayor, Democratic congressperson, cabinet secretary, founder of the Mineta Transport Institute (MTI), veteran, and World War II incarceration camp survivor, Norman Mineta’s life premiered on the big screen in Dianne Fukami and Debra Nakatomi’s “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy.” It was selected as the Opening Night film as part of the Center for Asian American Media’s (CAAM) film festival, or CAAMFest36, on May 10th in San Francisco’s Castro Theater.

“An American Story” highlights the challenges Mineta and his family faced while incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming as an 11-year old boy, inspiring him to become a community leader. Considered a man of many firsts, Mineta, according to producers Fukami and Nakatomi, personifies the dreams and aspirations of the Asian American community.

May 6, 2018 4th Annual “Silicon Valley Bikes!” Festival & Bicycle Show  -  San José, CA

We joined our Valley’s racing, road, cargo, fixed gear, cruiser, recreation, vintage, lowrider, mountain biking, BMX, cool urban lifestyle cyclists and their families for a day of fun and community building.

There were food trucks, craft beer, events for kids, live music, and more. 

A collaboration between History San José, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Mineta Transportation Institute, Specialized Bicycles, Gooseneck Bicycles, Santa Clara Valley Brewing and more. 

May 5, 2018 Women in Leadership League (WILL) Conference 2018  -  San José, CA

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the Lucas College of Business hosted the 2nd Annual Women in Leadership League Conference. This conference brought together top women leaders, alumni, and students from all disciplines. The day provided a mix of keynote addresses and small group discussions, which provided participants with inspirational experiences as well as practical advice and strategies from successful women leaders. The conferences itinerary included: 

  • 9:00am - Check-in and Refreshments
     
  • 10:00am to 11:15am  - Keynote Panel – Melting the Glass Ceiling 
    Ehrika C. Gladden, VP, Market Strategy, Enterprise Networking for Cisco Systems
    Kara Long, VP/GM Service Providers and Cloudline Server Group for HP Enterprise
    Suja Viswesan, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn
    Moderated by Clare Markovits, Chief of Staff in Cisco’s Chief Digital Office
  • 11:15am to 12:00pm  - Speed Mentoring Session with leaders from top Silicon Valley companies who will share their professional advice.
     
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm  - Networking Lunch and Resource Fair
     
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm  - Birds of a Feather - Small group discussions with leaders from many of the top companies in Silicon Valley, including Apple, Cisco, Google, and LinkedIn
April 30, 2018 Optimizing Our Highways: Moving more people with fewer cars  -  Burlingame, CA

About this Event

An express lane is now being considered on 101 from San Francisco to San Jose, but projections show that it alone will do little to solve Bay Area traffic woes. It is increasingly clear that the only way to get to the root of congestion — and to reduce climate emissions — is by catalyzing a dramatic shift from solo driving to carpools, shuttles, transit and incentivizing a shift to clean vehicles. Can we make Silicon Valley the place to break out with truly disruptive ideas that work?

Topics/speakers:

  • Stuart Cohen and Chris Lepe, Executive Director and Senior Community Planner at TransForm, outlined how a 101 Mobility Action Plan (MAP) can achieve stronger equity and environmental outcomes while improving mobility.
  • Jeff Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy at Nelson\Nygaard, discussed how to best implement managed/express lanes.
  • We'll also create ways for the audience to get your ideas into the mix.

Proudly co-sponsored by the Mineta Transportation Institute.

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