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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
Director of Operations

Hilary Nixon
Deputy Executive Director

Dates Events
October 11, 2023 Empower Girls, Amplify Young Voices: International Day of the Girl  -  Smythe Cubhouse, San José, CA

3:45p.m.- 6:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register

Join us as we engage key female role models across industries to inspire young girls in the community. International Day of the Girl (IDG) is a global observance dedicated to championing the rights and empowerment of girls everywhere.

This event is an annual and internationally recognized observance on October 11th. Like its adult version, International Women's Day (March 8), International Day of the Girl acknowledges the importance, power, and potential of adolescent girls. At the same time, this day is designated to eliminate gender-based challenges that little girls face around the world. By empowering girls through education, skills training, and mentorship, we can dismantle barriers and create a world where every girl can flourish. Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley will be celebrating the entire week of October 10th-15th, and observing the 11th with an event.

To learn more about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley's website

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

October 24, 2023 to October 26, 2023 2023 “Research to Practice” Transit Symposium  -  Online

Link to register

The symposium will take place online and streamed on YouTube. As the transit industry is poised to take advantage of the largest transit and rail investment in our lifetimes, the symposium provides a platform where transit experts share insights on how evidence-based research is being or can be, used to make the most of these opportunities in a changing environment. This year’s symposium will focus on the following topics:

  • Practical applications of transit data
  • Transit fare policy
  • Transit equity
  • Transit marketing and outreach strategies
  • Transit-centered multimodal integration (e.g., MaaS)
  • Transit apps and digital payments
  • Microtransit and automated shuttles
  • Bus fleet electrification
  • Post-COVID ridership recovery strategies
  • Opportunities and challenges to transit research implementation


The Symposium is convened by a partnership between APTA, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), University of Florida Transportation Institute, the T-SCORE University Transportation Center, and the Mineta Transportation Institute. 

October 31, 2023 Fixing Our Broken Transit Planning Process  -  Online

11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register

U.S. transit has long grappled with escalating costs and delays: why do we struggle to build transit systems at a pace or a cost comparable to other countries? How can we mend a fractured transit system? Join transportation experts as they dig into the core issue: Should the focus be on individual projects or on achieving broader outcomes? Find out what approach will bring positive, actionable change to our transportation systems.


Moderator: Karen Philbrick, PhD, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute

*1 PDH credit available

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Presenters: Alison Premo Black, PhD, Eric Goldwyn, PhD, and Joshua Schank, PhD
November 8, 2023 Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation  -  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 "Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation." It will introduce university students and emerging professionals to Northern California transportation organizations that offer networking, professional development opportunities, and/or scholarship opportunities. 

Participating organizations include:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • American Planning Association (APA
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT)
  • 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)
  • Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS)

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