2024 “Research to Practice” Transit Symposium

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Tuesday, October 22, 2024 to Thursday, October 24, 2024

The 2024 “Research to Practice” Transit Symposium will take place October 22-24, 2024. The symposium will take place online and streamed on YouTube. As the transit industry is poised to take advantage of the largest transit and rail investment in our lifetimes, the symposium provides a platform where transit experts share insights on how evidence-based research is being or can be, used to make the most of these opportunities in a changing environment. This year’s symposium will focus on the following topics:

  • Transit leaders’ perspectives on the future of transit
  • Practical applications of transit data
  • Transit fare policy
  • Transit equity
  • Women in transit
  • Transit infrastructure costs
  • Transit research implementation

In addition to the opening and closing plenaries, the symposium features two types of sessions:

  • Researcher + practitioner sessions: researchers and practitioners will jointly present a research project that addresses a practical issue important to a transit agency, metropolitan planning organization, or department of transportation. Please describe the project background, the partnership, and how the research findings are or will be used to improve transit practice.
  • Regular sessions: traditional presentations where an individual presenter shares transit-related research.

AICP credits are available for this event.

Information about previous years’ events can be found here.

Questions? Contact the following:

Chad Riding
Caltrans Division of Planning and Modal Program Management
(916) 907-2212

Dr. Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan
Assistant Professor & UFTI Transit Lead
Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering

The Symposium is convened by a partnership between APTA, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), University of Florida Transportation Institute, the T-SCORE University Transportation Center, and the Mineta Transportation Institute. 


Contact Us

SJSU Research Foundation   210 N. 4th Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, CA 95112    Phone: 408-924-7560   Email: mineta-institute@sjsu.edu