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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

Hilary Nixon
Deputy Executive Director

Dates Events
April 26, 2021 to April 27, 2021 Lorin Eden Elementary Science Fair  -  Online

MTI is proud to partner with Lorin Eden Elementary of Hayward, CA for their annual STEAM Innovation Showcase, where students will unveil their sustainable transprotation-related project. After exploring three critical areas of transportation— active transportation, fuel sources, and new and emerging technology, these students will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas with transportation professionals.

Featuring speakers from: 
- California High Speed Rail and Fresno's Institute of Transportation


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 

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. 


*Gmail account required for entry per SJSU cybersecurity protocols.
*To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, be sure to wear a mask, socially distance, and avoid touching unnecessary surfaces. 

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Questions/ Concerns? Please contact or call (408) 924-7566


May 18, 2021 MTI Research Snaps Webinar: "Curb Chaos: Managing the Curb After COVID"  -  Online

10-10:30a.m. (PT) | Register to receive link. 

In recent years, curbspace has become more diverse and complex necessitating strategies for managing competition between multiple modes and types of users. This webinar will feature policies, best practices, and lessons learned for managing curbspace in complex built environments and discuss recent changes in response to the global pandemic. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Fees for access and use;
  • Prioritizing access for public transportation, cyclists, pedestrians, older adults, youth, and people with disabilities;
  • Geofencing to limit curb access; and
  • Pricing; and other related strategies.

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Presenters: Susan Shaheen, PhD
May 22, 2021 Hayward Unified School District STEAM Innovation Showcase  -  Online

MTI has proudly partnered with Hayward Unified School District’s Lorin Eden Elementary for their 2nd annual STEAM Innovation Showcase featuring projects related to the theme Building a Better World. This exciting district-wide event is designed to share student work with the community and highlight innovative projects and programs in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.


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