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.

Navajo Technical University Open House & Skills Fest

October 25, 2017 • Crownpoint, NM

Skills Fest celebrates community cohesiveness on the Navajo Nation by introducing high school students to the possibilites of higher education. Students will learn about the various educational programs and services available at Navajo Technical University. Several representatives from MCTM's partners at NTU will be present to discuss career opportunities in transportation.

Autonomous Vehicles and the City

November 8, 2017 • San Francisco, CA

With the rise of autonomous vehicles, there are both opportunities and challenges in how these technological advances can be harnessed to reshape future cities and improve the socio-economic health of cities. Opportunities exist to reduce collisions and improve access to healthcare for those who need it most — particularly high-cost, high-need individuals at the younger and older ends of the age spectrum. Opportunities also exist to connect individuals to jobs and change the way cities organize space and optimize trips. That said policy has lagged in this area. And despite some high-level policy suggestions from organizations such, technological change is outpacing urban planning and policy. The purpose of this symposium is to frame and develop policy around the topic of AVs particularly focused on: Land Use; Social Implications of the Technology; Economics

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a reception immediately following. AICP CM credits pending. Registration: $10. Open to academic, public sector & non-profit, and private sector audiences. MTI is a proud platinum co-sponsor of this event.

Podcar City & Advanced Transit – Smart City, Smart Transit, Smart Energy

November 8-10, 2017 • Las Vegas, Nevada

MTI will sponsor the eleventh annual Podcar City conference focused on sustainable and innovative automated public transportation. More than 200 city planners, transit planners, academics, engineers, developers, elected officials, and others will discuss this 21st-century opportunity. The Urban International Design Contest (or UIDC) is a main feature of the 2017 Podcar City Conference. The UIDC connects students with city professionals and together they will work toward the goal of educating, inspiring and motivating important stakeholders in how new modes of sustainable public transportation can be utilized in an urban environment.