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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
June 25, 2021 MSTM 2021 Virtual Convocation Celebration

6:00-7:15p.m. (PDT) | Link to register.

We are living in unprecedented times and amid one of the most challenging moments our country has ever faced; however, the class of 2021 has persevered. Now more than ever it is critical to come together as a community to recognize and celebrate our graduating students. And although we cannot come together in person, we can join in virtual celebration!

As we begin to see the world move towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, we bear witness to the resilience and strength of the American people. The class of 2021 has demonstrated not only these values, but also the determination to continue to better themselves, their career, and their future and ours. Join Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Denver International Airport's Nominee for CEO Phil Washington, who recently led the Biden-Harris transportation agency review team, as we come together to celebrate these future mobility leaders.

This exciting MSTM celebration includes individualized recognition of each graduate and award presentations. We invite all graduates and their families to join us.

[This event is reserved for our graduates, their families, our generous sponsors and the MTI/SJSU team.]

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July 22, 2021 MTI Research Snaps Presents "Google It: Microtransit Pilot Via2G and the Future of Commuting"  -  Online

10a.m.- 10:30a.m. (PT) | Link to register

Finding alternatives to solo driving can help reduce congestion, improve air quality, and reduce parking demand.

In October 2019, Google contracted the company Via to launch a new on-demand microtransit commute option called Via2G. This webinar discusses three months of pilot operations to understand the trends, challenges, and successes of microtransit commuting. The Via2G program enjoyed increasing popularity over time, providing more than 7,500 rides to nearly 900 Google employees. Most trips were relatively short, suggesting the program complemented peoples’ existing commute modes.

Findings suggest future program iterations should seek ways to minimize deadheading, focus future programming and outreach on employees who always drive and/or complete errands on the commute trip, and extend program hours.

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Presenters: Anne Brown, PhD, Alice Grossman, PhD, Lucy Noble

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