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MTI 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. You can review our past events.

The Mineta Transportation Institute is deeply involved with many surface transportation issues. Our experts are available to speak with the news media about many topics, including autonomous vehicles, bicycle and pedestrian safety, congestion, high-speed rail, intermodal connectivity, public transit, transportation planning and policy, transportation security, and workforce issues.

For media requests, please contact:

Irma Garcia
Communications & Operations Manager
irma.garcia@sjsu.edu
408-924-7566

Hilary Nixon
Deputy Executive Director
hilary.nixon@sjsu.edu
408-924-7564

Dates Events
October 19, 2021 (Cyber) Security Risk: Aligning the Transit Industry and Vendors to Address Increasing Cybersecurity Challenges  -  Online

10a.m.- 10:30a.m. (PT) | Link to register

How can the transit industry and vendors align to address increasing cybersecurity challenges? This webinar looks at research to help public transit agencies understand the cybersecurity risks posed by the role some vendors play in their systems, and align vendors’ interests with the agency’s to better understand, mitigate, and respond to threats. The research team is delving into crucial behind-the-scenes details with these issues by conducting interviews, reviewing best practices, and examining U.S. policy on cybersecurity in public transportation and potential changes from the new Administration. The researchers will provide operational recommendations for public transit operators and supply chain of vendors to adequately combat critical cyber risks.

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Presenters: Brandon Thomas
October 22, 2021 to October 29, 2021 SoFA Pocket Park Exploration  -  San José, CA

MTI is proud to partner with the SJSU Department of Urban Planning, Communivercity, and Veggielution on this community-based project. In order to gain broad participation in a downtown community survey exploring the habits of Downtown San Jose residents and the new SoFA Pocket Park, MTI will co-host three outreach events, including two geared towards K-12 participants. 

Join us for one or all of these fun-filled activities (costumes are encouraged and masks are required). Take the survey here

Friday October 22nd

4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m SoFA Pocket Park Exploration

  • Bring your student for a Halloween goodie bag and a chance to learn about the park!
  • Explore Veggielution's neighborhood/teaching garden!
  • Engage with San Jose State University students to inspire your students to learn about college, careers, and their community!

Friday October 29th

10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m Farmer's Market

  • Complete the survey for a special treat!
  • Enjoy fresh food from local food trucks and local fruits and veggies at great prices!
  • Explore artisan vendors' handcrafted goods!
  • Pop into SoFA Pocket Park for more Farmer's Market Fun!

3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m  SoFA Pocket Park Exploration

  • Bring your student for a Halloween goodie bag and a chance to learn about the park! 
  • Exlpore Veggielution's neighborhood/teaching garden!
  • Engage with San Jose State University students to inspire your students to learn about college and their community!

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*Costumes are encouraged and masks are required

November 8, 2021 Make the Connection: Next Stop Your Career  -  Online

5:30p.m.- 7:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register

WTS-SF Bay Area and the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) of San Jose State invite you to join us for a free virtual event "Make the Connection: Next Stop Your Career." It will introduce Bay Area university students studying transportation to local professional organizations that offer networking, professional development opportunities, and/or scholarship opportunities. The event will begin with an introduction to each organization and then students can join breakout rooms to talk with representatives from the groups.

At this event, Bay Area university students studying transportation (all disciplines) will be introduced to the many wonderful professional organizations in our region, including:

  • Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS)
  • American Planning Association (APA) 
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)
  • Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITS California)
  • Latinos in Transit (LiT)

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November 16, 2021 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems & Automated Features: Are They Driving Us to Safety?  -  Online

10a.m.- 10:30a.m. (PT) | Link to register.

Automotive companies are constantly striving to enhance their vehicles to minimize and ultimately eliminate driver errors and enhance safety. Various advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated features are designed to warn, and in some cases, take over certain driving maneuvers. These systems are part of vehicles with driver assist technology, which are vital for the successful deployment of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) in the near future. What are these features? How do they work? How does a driver’s behavior vary when driving a vehicle with ADAS or automated features in rural, urban, and freeway driving scenarios? This webinar explores these questions based on research from evaluating drivers’ behavioral response to scenarios when driving vehicles with and without features like lane departure warning (LDW), blind spot warning (BSW), over speed warning (OSW), lane keep assist (LKA), and adaptive cruise control (acc).

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Presenters: Dr. Srinivas Pulugurtha and Raghuveeer Gouribhatla
December 3, 2021 ARTBA's 11th Annual Student Transportation Industry Video Contest  -  San José, CA

The Student Video Contest is aimed at helping students gain a better understanding of the importance of transportation infrastructure investment to the U.S. economy and quality of life, and to learn more about the industry and potential transportation construction career opportunities.

ARTBA’s Research & Education Division sponsors the competition, which is divided into two age groups:

  • Elementary, middle or high school students
  • Post-secondary, college and graduate students

Winners are selected in each age group. First prize in each category is $500 and second place in each category is $250.

Videos should be no longer than 2 ½ minutes and feature audio.

View past submissions | Rules and regulations | Deadline to submit Friday, December 3, 2021

*This contest is supported by MTI and it's Executive Director who also serves as ARTBA's President of Research and Education Division.
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