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.

MTI Board of Trustees Meeting

January 5, 2018 • Washington DC

The Mineta Transportation Institute held its winter board meeting in Washington DC. Chair Grace Crunican, General Manager of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), presided.

Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting

January 7-11, 2018 • Washington DC

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 800 sessions and workshops were featured. This year’s theme

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

November 8-10, 2017 • Las Vegas, Nevada

MTI sponsored 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 discussed this 21st-century opportunity. The Urban International Design Contest (or UIDC) was a main feature of the 2017 Podcar City Conference. The UIDC connected students with city professionals and together they worked 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.

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 was to frame and develop policy around the topic of AVs particularly focused on: Land Use; Social Implications of the Technology; and Economics. MTI was a proud platinum co-sponsor of this event.

Navajo Technical University Open House & Skills Fest

October 25, 2017 • Crownpoint, NM

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

Viva CalleSJ: Open Streets San Jose

September 17, 2017 • San Jose, CA

VivaCalleSJ 2017 was a free recreational program co-sponsored by MTI that closed miles of scenic San José streets to motor vehicles. Participants walked, biked, skated, played, and explored the city as never before. The route spanned six miles of streets, through some of San Jose's most iconic neighborhoods including Japantown and Alum Rock Village, the Mexican Heritage Plaza, and parks including Lake Cunningham Park and Roosevelt Park.

Friday Night Live Youth Summit

September 16-17, 2017 • Anaheim, CA

The Youth Traffic Safety Summit was 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. MTI was a proud co-sponsor of the 2017 Friday Night Live Youth Summit.

7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit

August 8, 2017 • San Jose CA

The 7th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit was the Bay Area’s largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from government, law enforcement, non-profit, and the public. This year’s keynote speaker was Tamika Butler, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and former Executive Director of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). Tamika discussed LACBC’s work on Vision Zero, law enforcement, and creating safe bicycling for the diverse population of LA. The Bike Summit also had sessions on Safe Routes to Schools, protected bike lanes, Bikes + Transit, planning low-stress bike networks, and bicycling encouragement programs. MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event.

South Bay Transportation Mixer

August 3, 2017 • San Jose CA

MTI co-sponsored this opportunity to get to know transportation professionals in San Jose. The event brought together professionals from YPT San Francisco Bay AreaMineta Transportation InstituteAPA Northern CA - Young Planners GroupSan Jose Department of TransportationVTASPUR and more.

Going Places: Historic Transportation Day

June 18, 2017 • San Jose CA

MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event celebrating Father’s Day with Dad and History San José’s Transportation Day. Participants explored how people have gotten from A to B throughout history. From electric cars to trolleys, this was a one-of-a-kind event.

MTI 25th Annual Board of Trustees Convocation and Scholarship Banquet

June 17, 2017 • San Jose CA

Graduates of MTI's Masters of Science in Transportation Management received their hoods at a banquet attended by families and friends as well as national and international transportation leaders. An award was given to students from Urban Promise Academy in Oakland, the winning team in the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and the MSTM Alumni Association honored its Alumna/us of the Year.

MTI Board of Trustees Meeting

June 17, 2017 • San Jose CA

The Mineta Transportation Institute held its summer board meeting in San Jose CA. Chair Nuria Fernandez, CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, presided.

Innovation & Impact 2017

June 14, 2017 • San Jose CA

The Innovation & Impact Symposium featured the latest developments in Energy, Mobility and the Built Environment. The region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities discussed what it will take to implement these ideas for maximum impact. With a Keynote Presentation by Steve Westly, and featuring speakers from Tesla, Microsoft, Integral Group, Navigant Research, and SoCal Edison, the event connected participants to like-minded visionaries! MTI proudly co-sponsored this symposium.

Green by Design Scientific Lab and Field Trip to the Tech Museum of Innovation

May 19, 2017 • San Jose CA

K-12 workforce development initiatives are crucial to the future of transportation and MTI has partnered with third grade classroom teachers from Reed Elementary School so students can learn about sustainable transportation. In addition to participating in the Green by Design lab, students formed teams to build solar-powered vehicle models! MTI proudly co-sponsored this K-12 fieldtrip.

How can the Silicon Valley Become One of America's Great Biking Capitals? Lessons Learned from the Dutch Cycling Embassy

May 9, 2017 • San Jose CA

Worldwide the Netherlands has the highest bicycle use and provides the widest range of cycling know-how, products and infrastructure. With over 40 years of experience in bicycle policy and practical bicycle solutions, experts from the Dutch Cycling Embassy discussed bicycling in the context urban mobility, road safety and emission reductions, social inclusion, and health. The event was held at San Jose State University. MTI proudly co-sponsored this bilateral exchange.

Third Annual “Silicon Valley Bikes!” Festival & Bicycle Show

May 7, 2017 • San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley's bicycle enthusiasts and their families enjoyed an all-day celebration of cycling, family fun, community building, and an off-the-hook bicycle show by Gooseneck Bicycles. There were food trucks, events for kids, live music, and more. A collaboration between History San José, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Mineta Transportation Institute, Gooseneck Bicycles, Cycle California! Magazine and Santa Clara Valley Brewing made this event possible. The event took place at History Park San José, located at 635 Phelan Ave., San José, CA  95122.

STEM as a Path to the Future: Partnering with the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center

April 29, 2017 • San Jose CA

MTI partnered with the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center to provide a tour of the Spartan Superway Automated Transportation Network Facility at San Jose State University.

Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line

April 28, 2017 • San Jose CA

The Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line conference sought to explore the concept of 'sustainable transportation,' and left attendees with a fuller understanding, and most importantly, a definition for the term. Panelists and speakers included an array of national experts, practitioners and scholars on social equity and transportation, the environmental impact of transport, financial mechanisms for secure and continuous transit systems, as well as, decision makers currently involved in California's notable public-private partnerships. Further, conference panelists included leaders in the advocacy, public, private, P3, and nonprofit sectors. MTI proudly co-sponsored this event.

Women in Leadership League Conference – WILL2017

April 22, 2017 • San Jose CA

The inaugural Women in Leadership League Conference at San Jose State University brought together top women leaders, alumni, and students from all disciplines. The conference provided a mix of keynote addresses and small group discussions, providing participants with inspirational experiences as well as practical advice and strategies from successful women leaders. MTI proudly co-sponsored this event.

CALCOG Regional Leadership Forum

March 29-31, 2017 • 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. MTI proudly co-sponsored this event which featured the results of MTI's research on Exploring Bicycle and Public Transit Use by Low-Income Latino Immigrants: A Mixed-Methods Study in the San Francisco Bay Area and The Challenge of Protecting Transit and Passenger Rail: Understanding How Security Works Against Terrorism.