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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 2, 2023 Getting to Zero Deaths on Our Roadways: Is the IIJA up to the Challenge?  -  Online

14th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit

10:00a.m - 12:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register

The United States faces a public health crisis on its roads. In 2021 alone, almost 43,000 people died in traffic crashes and millions more suffered serious injuries. Secretary Pete Buttigieg calls the situation a preventable crisis—one for which we must take responsibility by recognizing that human lives are not a price to pay for modernity. New funding available through the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides a significant opportunity to reduce crashes through infrastructure redesign. Join the Mineta Transportation Institute and a panel of national experts to discuss the role of infrastructure redesign in achieving a national goal of zero traffic fatalities.

See here for more information and recordings from past events in the series.

2 PDH credits and 2 CM credits available to attendees. 

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  • Featured Speaker: Robin Hutcheson, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

  • Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Homendy, Chair, National Transportation Safety Board

    • Keynote Speaker Q&A moderated by Paula Hammond, Multimodal National Market Leader, WSP

  • MTI Safety Survey Presenter: Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center

  • Panelists:

    • Ravinder S. Bhalla, Mayor, City of Hoboken

    • Beth Osborne Vice President for Transportation and Thriving Communities, Smart Growth America

    • Emily Schweninger, Senior Policy Advisor, Transportation Health and Safety, U.S. Department of Transportation

    • Tony Tavares, Director, California Department of Transportation

  • Panel Moderator: Selika Talbott, MTI Research Associate; Founder and CEO, Autonomous Vehicle Consulting

June 24, 2023 31st Annual Awards Banquet and Convocation Celebration  -  San José, CA
5:30-9:30p.m. (PT)* | Link to register. 
*5:30-6:45p.m. networking reception

To ensure the efficient movement of people and products, we must prepare a new cohort of transportation professionals who are ready to lead a diverse, inclusive, and equitable transportation industry. To that end, MTI is proud to announce its 31st Annual Banquet and Convocation Celebration at San José State University on June 24, 2023. We welcome our esteemed trustees, generous sponsors, local leaders, graduates, friends and family to gather and commemorate the advancements made in our industry.

Join our distinguished Board of Trustees as we celebrate our 2023 MSTM graduates, alumni of the year, the winners of the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and much more.

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

The 2023 “Research to Practice” Transit Symposium is now accepting abstract submissions from transportation researchers and professionals to be considered for presentation. Please submit your abstract by filling out this questionnaire by July 31, 2023. For accepted presentations, presenters will be requested to submit their presentation by October 15, 2023.  The Symposium will take place October 24-26, 2023. The symposium will take place online and streamed on Youtube. As the transit industry strives to Build Back Better after COVID-19, we provide a platform where transit experts share insights on how evidence-based research has been translated into routine practice.


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