Upcoming Events

The California State University Transportation Consortium organizes or participates in numerous transportation-related events each year. These include 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
April 27, 2023 Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation (2023 Caltrans Safety Awareness Week)  -  Online

10:00-11:00a.m. (PT) | Link to register

Human trafficking, a form of modern slavery, is the recruitment, transport, and/or transfer of persons using force, fraud, or coercion to exploit them for acts of labor, services, or sex. It is the fastest growing organized crime with approximately $150B in annual profits. Because trafficking relies on the transportation network to recruit, move, and transfer victims and to move goods produced by forced labor, the transportation industry plays a critical role in preventing and combating human trafficking.  Transportation can also be a gateway for survivors to leave their trafficking situation and obtain aid to rebuild their lives. 

For the 2023 Caltrans Safety Awareness Week, the Mineta Transportation Institute is hosting a one-hour webinar featuring expert panelists to showcase efforts to combat human trafficking in the United States. Experts will discuss these critical questions: How can industry employees protect loved ones & community members? How can we learn to identify risk factors and signs of human trafficking? 

Join us to learn more about the role of transportation industry stakeholders in facilitating effective prevention training programs and increasing accurate victim identification, as well as putting in place survivor-centered and trauma-informed response protocols.

*1 PDH credit available

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Presenters: Paul Chang, Evelyn Chumbow, Polly Hanson, Elizabeth Jespersen, Dr. Kezban Yagci Sokat
May 1, 2023 to June 7, 2023 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 to work, school, shops, parks, libraries, or just wherever, biking is fun, and good for you and our environment. Bicycling is one of the biggest ways you can reduce Climate Change as well as improve your health!

May is Bike Month and May 18, 19 and 20 are Bike to Work/Wherever Days!

We particularly encourage you and your friends and family to Pledge To Ride to get a BTWD bag, and see how many people we can get biking!

We want as many people as possible to get in the habit of bicycling for transportation rather than driving a car. Did you know that it’s possible to move more stuff using your bike than most people can fit in a car? Check out Carrying Things by Bike. And did you know if you choose to bike rather than drive you can save 1 million dollars?  See below for many fun things you can do during Bike Month and Bike to Wherever Days!

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

May 16, 2023 to May 17, 2023 US High Speed Rail Conference 2023  -  Washington, D.C.

Link to Register | View the Conference Agenda

Join business and political leaders working to bring state-of-the-art high speed rail to America. Members of Congress, government and elected officials, business leaders, and investors are coming together with the world's top experts to deliver the future. The conference will include discussions on critical topics, such as:

  • America's High-Speed Rail Revolution: Fast-Tracking the Tipping Point
  • The Biden Administration's Vision for High-Speed Rail
  • Silver Bullet Solution: Elected Officials Roundtable on High-Speed Rail
  • The Global High-Speed Rail Revolution and China's Bullet Train Empire
  • Accelerating the U.S. High Speed Rail Program and Project Delivery
  • California High-Speed Rail: America's Game-Changing Megaproject
  • Building Integrated Rail Networks: Linking to Amtrak and Regional Systems
  • World-Class Station Design and Transit Oriented Development
  • Decarbonizing the U.S. Transportation System with High-Speed Rail
  • Projects of National Significance: Ready for Major Funding
  • Pathways Toward a National High-Speed Rail Network
  • Made in America: An Industrial Strategy for U.S. High-Speed Rail
  • Scaling Up Private Sector Participation and Investment
  • Leveraging High-Speed Rail to Address the Cost of Living Crisis
  • Transforming the Politics of High-Speed Rail
  • Next Steps Toward America's High-Speed Rail Revolution

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

June 2, 2023 Getting to Zero Deaths on our Roadways. Is the IIJA up to the Challenge?  -  Online

14th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit

10:00a.m - 12:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register forthcoming.

The United States faces a public health crisis on its roads. In 2021 alone, almost 43,000 people died in traffic crashes and millions more suffered serious injuries. Secretary Pete Buttigieg calls the situation a preventable crisis—one for which we must take responsibility by recognizing that human lives are not a price to pay for modernity. New funding available through the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides a significant opportunity to reduce crashes through infrastructure redesign. Join the Mineta Transportation Institute and a panel of national experts to discuss the role of infrastructure redesign in achieving a national goal of zero traffic fatalities.

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

2 PDH credits available to attendees. 

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  • Featured Speaker: TBA

  • Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Homendy, Chair, National Transportation Safety Board

  • Other Speakers:

    • Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center

    • Beth Osborne, Vice President for Transportation and Thriving Communities, Smart Growth America

    • Tony Tavares, Director, California Department of Transportation

June 24, 2023 31st Annual Awards Banquet and Convocation Celebration  -  San José, CA
5:30-9:30p.m. (PT)* | Link to register. 
*5:30-6:45p.m. networking reception

To ensure the efficient movement of people and products, we must prepare a new cohort of transportation professionals who are ready to lead a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable transportation industry. To that end, MTI is proud to announce its 31st Annual Banquet and Convocation Celebration at San José State University on June 24, 2023. We welcome our esteemed trustees, generous sponsors, local leaders, graduates, friends and family to gather and commemorate the advancements made in our industry.

Join our distinguished Board of Trustees as we celebrate our 2023 MSTM graduates, alumni of the year, the winners of the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and much more.

Secure your sponsorship and your individual tickets today!

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