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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:

Alverina Weinardy
Public Programs Coordinator

Hilary Nixon
Deputy Executive Director

Dates Events
June 30, 2022 Transatlantic Autonomous Driving Dialogue - Social Impact & Opportunities  -  SAP Café 3

8:00a.m.-11:15a.m. (PDT) | Link to register.


Join us at our upcoming event and discover the future of autonomous driving! From self-driving cars to RoboTaxis and autonomous food delivery - find out the latest trends in Silicon Valley & Germany, hear from experts, and become a pioneer in the autonomous driving industry. This is your unique chance to discuss with American and German professionals how to shape the future of autonomous driving!

Since the first autonomous car was invented, the technology of autonomous vehicles has advanced significantly. Fully autonomous vehicles are just around the corner. Thus, many inventive minds are already thinking about how to bring more innovative technologies and applications to the industry and the consumer.

Autonomous driving is about to disrupt multiple key industries and will impact the lives of consumers immensely. What will the next steps look like? What are the challenges of the expansion of autonomous technology and are there limits? How will autonomous driving shape our lives moving forward? We are eager to find that out!

Core questions we would like to tackle:

  • In what ways can the autonomous driving industry expand?
  • What are the newest developments in the industry?
  • How can the Silicon Valley software and the German automotive expertise jointly improve the industry?
  • How can society benefit from autonomous vehicles?

Benefit from various use cases and opportunities:

  • Get the latest industry insights from our panel participants
  • Learn more about potential collaboration opportunities
  • Explore the newest pilot projects in the autonomous driving industry
  • Get together with the most prominent industry leaders!
*MTI is a proud partner of this event
September 10, 2022 2022 People of Action Summit on Green Transportation and Clean Energy  -  Santa Clara County Office Building,   -  Online

8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. (PDT) | Link to register.

Join Rotarians, community members, and industry experts in-person in San Jose, California – or online – on September 10, 2022 for new insights on green transportation and clean energy.

Participate in presentations, discussions and demonstrations regarding present and future green transportation and alternate fuel solutions to create healthier, more sustainable communities, and mitigate the climate crisis from the perspective of policy, technology, practice, and equity. You’ll be inspired to take action to amplify Rotary’s support for our environment!

*MTI is a proud co-sponsor of this event

September 23, 2022 Transport and the Triple Bottom Line Summit 2022: Transit Lessons Learned from the Pandemic (So Far)  -  Online

This event has been rescheduled to September 23, 2022. 

10:00a.m - 4:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register.

The Transport and the Triple Bottom Line Summit seeks to explore the concept of 'sustainable transport,' leaving attendees with a fuller understanding, and most importantly, a definition for the term. Panelists and speakers include an array of national experts, practitioners, and scholars on social equity and transport, the environmental impact of transport, financial mechanisms for secure and continuous operations, as well as, decision-makers currently involved in California's notable public-private partnerships. Further, conference panelists include leaders in the advocacy, public, private, P3, and nonprofit sectors. Integrating existing discourse and studies on sustainability and Elkington's and Savitz's Triple Bottom Line, attendees leave with a holistic and objective definition of sustainable transport, allowing all parties the ability to confidently and equally assess and explain such transport.

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

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