Upcoming 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.

Are Autonomous Vehicles Safe? Understanding What’s Already Here and What Needs to Happen T3e Webinar

February 6, 2018 • Online

This webinar, organized through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office will cover recently concluded and ongoing projects related to safety and regulatory concerns for the expanding market of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). The work presented has been conducted within the past year at the RiSA2S Research Center of San José State University, a multi-disciplinary innovation center for the Risk and Safety Assessment of Autonomous Systems with funding support from the Mineta Transportation Institute. The activities of the lab are aimed at improving safety and better informing regulatory agencies in their recommendations for the certification process of autonomous systems. In particular, the seminar will delve into three topics of current interest:

  1. 1. An analysis of current AV accident statistics based on the data provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles;
  2. 2. An examination of triggers and contributory factors of disengagements of the autonomous technology that controls the car; and
  3. 3. An overview of current issues related to driver’s reactions to disengagements when collaboration is expected (e.g., Level 2 and 3 AVs) and presentation of ongoing human-in-the-loop study.

Anyone interested in AVs Technology will enjoy the seminar. The material presented is also suitable for audiences that do not have a previous technical background in AVs (e.g., undergraduate students in higher education institutions and professionals looking to enter the AV field for the first time). At the same time, professionals that are working in the field will appreciate the different strands presented in relation to this most current AVs research.

Time: 12:30-1:30 (EST)
Cost: Free
PDH (Professional Development Hours): 1.0
Register here

Implementing the State Rail Plan

February 20, 2018 • San Jose, CA

In the fall of 2017, California released its State Rail Plan, a strategic vision that provides an innovative framework for our rail network over the next two decades with the intended goal of creating a state-of-the-art rail system by 2040. Join us as we explore the plan to learn more about its vision, how it supports the intermodal connections at Diridon Station and how it might change the future of travel throughout California for the better. Mineta Transportation Institute is a proud co-presenter of this event.

West Coast Rail Conference

March 6-8, 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

The world's leading rail experts will come 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 is a proud co-sponsor of this event.

CALCOG Regional Leadership Forum: Takin’ It To The Streets!

March 14-16, 2018 • 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. For 2018, the Forum will explore that ways that Senate Bill 1 is making California a better place to live, work, and thrive. MTI is a proud co-sponsor of this event. For more information and to register, please visit the CALCOG website.

4th Annual “Silicon Valley Bikes!” Festival & Bicycle Show

May 6, 2018 • San Jose, CA

Come join 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 will be 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.

Location: History Park San José, 635 Phelan Ave., San José, CA  95122.

Cost: $5 admission, $5 per show bike, kids 5 and under are free