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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.

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Irma Garcia
Communications & Operations Manager

Hilary Nixon
Deputy Executive Director

Dates Events
February 10, 2022 MTI Research Snaps Webinar: Artificial Intelligence for Real-Time Traffic Vision, Detection, Tracking, and Counting  -  Online

10a.m.- 11a.m. (PT) | This webinar is only available to Caltrans.

Traffic fatalities, which are on the rise, leave pedestrians and bicyclists highly vulnerable. Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered systems that monitor and manage traffic flow can significantly improve safety for everyone. Until recently, there was no effective automated system for monitoring the movement of vulnerable road users. MTI funded research contributed to the development and implementation of  an accurate, real-time, and automatic system based on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision to monitor, detect, track, count, and manage traffic elements like pedestrians, bicyclists, cars, and more. This cost-effective system does NOT require installing new cameras. Instead, the system has been trained on videos captured from existing traffic cameras in Los Angeles. The results demonstrate more than 97% accuracy in pedestrian counting. In this meeting, we will present the system’s features and capabilities. 

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Presenters: Mohammad Pourhomayoun, PhD
February 10, 2022 How to Be Your Own Boss Without Going Broke or Crazy - Part 1

12:00p.m.- 1:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register

Part 1: The Inspiration - Lessons Learned from Small Business Owners

WTS-SF Bay Area and the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) of San Jose State invite you to join us for a virtual event "How to Be Your Own Boss Without Going Broke or Crazy - Part 1." Thinking about starting a consulting business? While the idea is exciting, the actual process can be quite daunting. Join us for this three-part series about starting your own business to help you get on your way.

This first session is an opportunity to talk with three business owners about how they started off, what they've learned on the way, and their successes and challenges. We've allotted plenty of time to get your questions answered. Panelists include:

1. Eileen Goodwin, President, Apex Strategies

2. Ronny Kraft, Principal Transportation Planner, Ronny Kraft Consulting

3. Dominic Tafoya, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, VST Engineering

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Costs: $5 for members, $15 for non-members, and free for students (funds are used to support the WTS scholarship fund).

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