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:
|October 19, 2021||
(Cyber) Security Risk: Aligning the Transit Industry and Vendors to Address Increasing Cybersecurity Challenges - Online
10a.m.- 10:30a.m. (PT) | Link to register.
How can the transit industry and vendors align to address increasing cybersecurity challenges? This webinar looks at research to help public transit agencies understand the cybersecurity risks posed by the role some vendors play in their systems, and align vendors’ interests with the agency’s to better understand, mitigate, and respond to threats. The research team is delving into crucial behind-the-scenes details with these issues by conducting interviews, reviewing best practices, and examining U.S. policy on cybersecurity in public transportation and potential changes from the new Administration. The researchers will provide operational recommendations for public transit operators and supply chain of vendors to adequately combat critical cyber risks.
|October 22, 2021 to October 29, 2021||
SoFA Pocket Park Exploration - San José, CA
MTI is proud to partner with the SJSU Department of Urban Planning, Communivercity, and Veggielution on this community-based project. In order to gain broad participation in a downtown community survey exploring the habits of Downtown San Jose residents and the new SoFA Pocket Park, MTI will co-host three outreach events, including two geared towards K-12 participants.
Join us for one or all of these fun-filled activities (costumes are encouraged and masks are required). Take the survey here.
Friday October 22nd
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m SoFA Pocket Park Exploration
Friday October 29th
10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m Farmer's Market
3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m SoFA Pocket Park Exploration
*Costumes are encouraged and masks are required
|November 8, 2021||
Make the Connection: Next Stop Your Career - 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 "Make the Connection: Next Stop Your Career." It will introduce Bay Area university students studying transportation to local professional organizations that offer networking, professional development opportunities, and/or scholarship opportunities. The event will begin with an introduction to each organization and then students can join breakout rooms to talk with representatives from the groups.
At this event, Bay Area university students studying transportation (all disciplines) will be introduced to the many wonderful professional organizations in our region, including:
|November 16, 2021||
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems & Automated Features: Are They Driving Us to Safety? - Online
10a.m.- 10:30a.m. (PT) | Link to register.
Automotive companies are constantly striving to enhance their vehicles to minimize and ultimately eliminate driver errors and enhance safety. Various advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated features are designed to warn, and in some cases, take over certain driving maneuvers. These systems are part of vehicles with driver assist technology, which are vital for the successful deployment of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) in the near future. What are these features? How do they work? How does a driver’s behavior vary when driving a vehicle with ADAS or automated features in rural, urban, and freeway driving scenarios? This webinar explores these questions based on research from evaluating drivers’ behavioral response to scenarios when driving vehicles with and without features like lane departure warning (LDW), blind spot warning (BSW), over speed warning (OSW), lane keep assist (LKA), and adaptive cruise control (acc).
|December 3, 2021||
ARTBA's 11th Annual Student Transportation Industry Video Contest - San José, CA
The Student Video Contest is aimed at helping students gain a better understanding of the importance of transportation infrastructure investment to the U.S. economy and quality of life, and to learn more about the industry and potential transportation construction career opportunities.
ARTBA’s Research & Education Division sponsors the competition, which is divided into two age groups:
Winners are selected in each age group. First prize in each category is $500 and second place in each category is $250.
Videos should be no longer than 2 ½ minutes and feature audio.
|Exploring the Relationship Between Mandatory Helmet Use Regulations and Adult Cyclists’ Behavior in California Using Hybrid Machine Learning Models|
|Detecting Driver Drowsiness with Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Combined with Machine Learning|
|Ambitious Action Plan Tackling Climate Change or Finding Common Ground? A Perspective on the Climate Action Potentials of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act|