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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:

Karen Philbrick
Executive Director

Hilary Nixon
Director of Research & Technology Transfer

Dates Events
February 6, 2021 Sciencepalooza! 2021  -  Online

MTI is proud to be participating in Sciencepalooza! MTI will be awarding a $200 prize to the student(s) with the "MTI Innovative Transportation Project Award." 

Sciencepalooza! is science fair for all East Side Union High School (ESUHSD) students, whether they're a first-time science fair participant, a returning participant, and/or someone who wants to get a head start on a project for the regional science fair a few weeks later. Usually 700-900 students from different grade levels participate to create the most authentic "real world" work they can. These projects require students to create solutions, meet deadlines, and explain their product/ project. 

February 16, 2021 Safe Routes to School in 2021: Let’s Walk the Walk  -  Online

As schools prepare to fully reopen, how can Safe Routes to School programs (SRTS) help prepare for the resurgence of children walking and rolling through busy intersections? MTI researchers analyzed the relationship between the presence of SRTS programs and the likelihood that children will travel to school by active modes. They also identified the potential to bolster existing SRTS programs by leveraging university student and city partnerships. Both of the research projects featured in this webinar dive into the racial and geographical demographics of the student population in areas with SRTS programs at different stages of implementation.

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March 1, 2021 to May 3, 2021 MTI Photography Contest
The Mineta Transportation Institute’s Photography Contest is extended to all who take an interest in photography. Students enrolled in a college or high school photography program/ class are highly encouraged to participate. MTI embraces diverse submissions and photographers to amplify the convergence of all voices.

2021 Theme:

  • Ground transportation with an emphasis on safety by diverse groups ranging in age, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds, including but not limited to autonomous vehicles, bicycling, micro-mobility, pedestrian access, public transit, etc. Safe transit practices should be observed in the images (i.e. helmets for bicyclists, e-scooters in bike lanes, etc.) 

Entry Period:

  • March 1st, 2021- May 3rd, 2021 at 11:59pm PST Entry Period:

Submission Guidelines:

  • Entry is limited to original works for which the entrant holds all applicable rights 
  • Image data files created with any device capable of taking still images, including smartphones and digital still cameras are accepted
  • Images that have been retouched by using camera apps, photo editing apps, and other such software are accepted
  • One entry/ portfolio submission per participant
  • Color and monochrome images are accepted
  • 800-1200 pixels or 5MB

Important Dates:

  • Winners will be chosen and announced via social media and email on May 13th, 2021 

Prize Winners:

  • (1st Place)  - $500 and featured on MTI's website, social media, and MTI's annual banquet slide show.
  • (2nd Place) - $250 and featured on MTI's website, social media, and MTI's annual banquet slide show.
  • (3rd Place)  - $100 and featured on MTI's website, social media, and MTI's annual banquet slide show.

Copyrights and Usage Rights: 

By entering this contest, you understand and agree that Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), anyone acting on behalf of MTI and MTI's licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. 


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