Past Events

The California State University Transportation Consortium organizes or participates in numerous transportation-related events each year. Details about past events, including links to presentations and other relevant resources, when available, are listed below.

Dates Events
May 17, 2024  Beyond the Pump: Rethinking Transportation Funding Without the Fuel Tax  -  Online

15th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit

While the climate benefits from booming electric vehicle sales, the nation’s transportation system faces an unfortunate predicament: less gasoline and diesel purchased means dwindling fuel tax revenue. Fuel tax revenue provides a core funding source for operating, maintaining, and improving transportation systems, so policymakers must find a replacement as soon as possible. This event explored such options as mileage fees, higher annual vehicle fees, or abandoning the user-pay principle and relying on general fund revenue.

See here for more information and recordings from past events in the series.

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MC MTI Tax Survey Presenter Federal Funding, Past and Future Panel Moderator
Karen Philbrick, PhD Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD Jeff Davis David "Davey" S. Kim

 

Karen Philbrick, PhD

Executive Director
Mineta Transportation Institute

 

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD

Director
MTI National Transportation Finance Center

 

Jeff Davis

Senior Fellow
Eno Center for Transportation

 

 

David “Davey” S. Kim

MTI Trustee

Senior Vice President & Principal, National Transportation Policy and Multimodal Strategy
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Panelist Panelist Panelist
Carlos Braceras Ed Sniffen Ed Sniffen

 

Carlos Braceras

Executive Director
Utah Department of Transportation

 

Tim Gatz

Executive Director
Oklahoma Department of Transportation

 

Ed Sniffen

Director
Hawaii Department of Transportation
     
Presenters: Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, Carlos Braceras, Jeff Davis, David S. Kim, Tim Gatz, Ed Sniffen
May 8, 2024  Pedaling Progress: Equity Assessment of San José's Urban Bike Infrastructure via SJ-BikeEquity Tool  -  Online

This Research Snaps webinar was co-sponsored by SJSU's Spatial Analytics and Visualization (SAVI) Center.

Bike networks are growing nationwide—including in San José, which is keen on becoming “one of the most bike-friendly cities in North America.” Expanding bike networks and allocating funds require careful planning to ensure a fair distribution of bike infrastructure, but most assessment methods neglect differences in bike path classes that provide different safety and comfort levels for cyclists. MTI experts discussed an equity assessment of San José’s bike infrastructure, driven by a weighting system for different safety and comfort levels of the urban bike network, and what it could mean for traffic congestion, sustainability, and Bay Area communities. 

Presenter: Ahoura Zandiatashbar, PhDSJSU Assistant Professor, MTI Research Associate.

Moderator: Hilary Nixon, PhD, Deputy Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)

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Presenters: Ahoura Zandiatashbar, PhD
May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024  SVBC's Bike Month and Bike to Wherever Days

Join Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition for Bike Month and Bike to Wherever Days!

Whether you bike every day or once every couple of months — or want to learn how — you’re invited to join thousands in celebration of the humble bicycle. May is Bike Month, and we’d love to have you, your friends and your family pledge to ride with us for Bike to Wherever Days, Thursday - Saturday, May 16 - 18.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Pledge to Ride during Bike to Wherever Days. Your pledge is free. It supports healthy, safe and joyful community and biking. And we’ll help make your great rides happen.

  • Bay Area Bike Challenge - 30,000 Miles for 30 Years of BTWD. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bike to Work Day by participating. Take the Challenge.

  • Celebrate with our great lineup of free biking classes and rides in your area to help you roll, our events calendar, plus a free, specially designed Bike to Wherever Days 2024 tote bag, enthusiastic support from Energizer Stations in your neighborhood, and chances to win prizes from local bike shops.

  • Spread the word of Bike to Wherever Days 2024 — see the media kit.

  • We need you! We’re seeking Energizer Station hosts now and volunteers for bike-bag stuffing and distribution parties and more!

*MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event.

April 28, 2024  SJSU Urban Planning Coalition's Spring Symposium: An Exploration in Urban Planning Careers  -  Student Union Meeting Room 2A, San José State University

The Urban Planning Coalition (UPC) at San José State University hosted its annual Spring Symposium. This year's symposium focused on An Exploration in Urban Planning Careers, providing insights into various career paths within the field of urban planning.

The symposium featured expert speakers and panel discussions covering crucial aspects of urban planning, including transportation planning, housing, and environmental planning. It provided an excellent opportunity for students and professionals interested in urban planning to network, gain valuable knowledge, and explore potential career prospects.

*MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event.

April 27, 2024  Environmental Literacy Summit 2024  -  Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San José, CA 95131

The Santa Clara County Office of Education hosted its third annual Environmental Literacy Summit on Saturday, April 24, featuring guest speakers, student-led panels, interactive workshops, and an opportunity to connect with community-based partners.

*MTI was an exhibitor at this event. 

April 25, 2024  Winner Announcement: 2024 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition  -  Online

In celebration of the 2024 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, USDOT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research, Development, and Technology's Director Dr. Firas Ibrahim and MTI's Executive Director Dr. Karen Philbrick hosted the annual winner announcement. 

Garrett Augustus Morgan (1877-1963) was one of seven children born in Kentucky to former slaves. After enduring the challenges of farming in the South and having to quit school to earn a living at the age of 14, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. While working as a handyman in Ohio, Morgan hired a tutor to continue his education, influencing him to open his own business as a clothing manufacturer and start a successful newspaper. Garrett Morgan's innovative drive led him to obtain many patents, but one of his most prominent inventions, the three-way traffic signal, was designed to make roads safer for everyone, especially pedestrians. It is not only for his inventions, but for his innovative spirit and determination for continued education in the face of adversity that MTI is proud to honor this trailblazer through the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition. This year, competing teams were from California and Oklahoma, including the Hamlin School, Peter Hansen Elementary School, Julius Cordes Elementary School, Juan Cabrillo Middle School, Kennedy Middle School, Shawnee Middle School, Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council - Boy Scouts of America, Tom Matsumoto Elementary School, Troop 492 - Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Troop 492 - Cupertino Rotary Club, Thornton Middle School, William Hopkins Middle School, and Christa McAuliffe Middle School.

April 20, 2024  2024 sciencepalooza!  -  San José, CA

Hosted by Synopsys Outreach Foundation in partnership ​with San Jose State University, it took place on April 20, 2024, ​from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at San Jose State University. sciencepalooza! is an annual interactive ​and fun event where students and families explore facets ​and pathways at STEM by engaging with local professionals, ​organizations, and students.

*MTI was a proud partner of this event.

April 15, 2024  Herbert Hoover Middle School STEM Day  -  San José, CA

MTI partnered with RAFT to host Herber Hoover Middle School's Leadership and English Language Development classes for a hands-on STEM activity focused on transportation.

April 3, 2024 to April 4, 2024  ACT West Coast Regional TDM Summit  -  Genentech, 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080

ACT’s Northern California Chapter welcomed attendees to South San Francisco for 1.5 days of panels, interactive discussions, networking, and tours. Hosted at Genentech’s South San Francisco campus, this event highlighted TDM strategies in action at a leading employer. Attendees received an inside look at TDM programs and initiatives in the region and learned how they’ve evolved to meet commuter needs. 

This summit was ACT's inaugural Spring into TDM event, a series of chapter-led regional events which will occur during the spring of each year. 

*MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event. 

March 21, 2024  COMTO Women's History Month Reception - "Women Who Move The Bay"  -  Uptown Station: Block Community Hub, 1955 Broadway, Suite B Oakland, CA 94612

In celebration of Women's History Month, COMTO (Conference of Minority Transportation Officials) Northern California hosted the "Women Who Move the Bay" event. This event celebrated women who have made an impact in the transportation industry.

"Women Who Move the Bay" showcased a moderated, informative, panel discussion highlighting the achievements and leadership of women throughout the Bay area. 

*MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event. 

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