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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
May 26, 2022 2022 MSTM Capstone Showcase  -  Online

6:00 - 8:00p.m. (PT) | Link to Register.

Join students from the Master of Science in Transportation Management program at San José State University as they present their final capstone research projects. This interactive event will provide opportunities to meet with the students and learn about their research and key issues in the field of transportation.

June 3, 2022 13th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit: Mapping the Route to Equitable Road User Charges

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

The accelerating transition to electric vehicles brings new urgency to discussions on how to replace fuel taxes with other broad-based, reliable sources of transportation revenue. From Wyoming to Delaware to California, more and more state legislatures are considering mileage fees, regions like the San Francisco Bay Area are considering expanded tolling, and New York City is within reach of adopting a congestion pricing proposal. Overlaying these discussions is a persistent call to consider the equity of any new charges on drivers. How will the charges impact low-income drivers? Does payment require access to banking tools that are not universally available? This event will explore proposals including fee rates that vary by driver income, vehicle characteristics, or time and place, and equity-centered policies for responding to non-payment of tolls or other fees.

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

2 PDH credits available to attendees. CM credits pending.

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  • Featured Speaker: US Congressman Peter DeFazio, Chair, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 117th Congress

  • Keynote Speaker: Polly Trottenberg, Deputy Secretary, US Department of Transportation

    • Q&A will be moderated by Jeff Morales, Managing Principal, InfraStrategies, LLC

  • Panel Moderator: Stephanie Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)

  • Panelists:

    • Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center

    • James Corless, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)

    • Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission

    • Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director, ​​San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

June 8, 2022 to June 10, 2022 ILCAD 2022  -  Denver, CO

MTI is pleased to be part of the U.S. Committee hosting ILCAD 2022 in Denver, CO June 8 – 10. This year’s event is co-organized by International Union of Railways (UIC)Association of American Railroads (AAR)Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI).

The themes of the 2022 conference are:

  • Technology – What technologies could help to educate people, raise awareness, and ultimately prevent incidents at level/grade crossings?
  • Enforcement/Regulations – joint initiatives of the railways with local authorities and law enforcement agencies to encourage people to respect the rail-highway interface.
  • Community outreach – What are the best means of making people aware of the safety risks at crossings?

For more details and to submit an abstract for consideration visit webpage.

*MTI is a proud co-sponsor of this conference.

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June 25, 2022 30th Annual Awards Banquet and Convocation Celebration

5:30-9:00p.m. (PDT) | Link to register.

To ensure the efficient movement of people and products, we must prepare a new cohort of transportation professionals who are ready to lead a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable transportation industry. To that end, MTI is proud to announce, after much anticipation, its 30th Annual Banquet and Convocation Celebration, featuring a commencement address by Dr. Beverly Scott, to be held in-person at San Jose State University on June 25, 2022. After celebrating our graduates and annual successes virtually, we are grateful for the opportunity to 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 MSTM graduates from classes 2020-2022, our alumni of the year, the winners of the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and much more. 

Secure your sponsorship and your individual tickets today!

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September 23, 2022 Transport and the Triple Bottom Line Summit 2022: Transit Lessons Learned from the Pandemic (So Far)  -  Online

This event has been rescheduled to September 23, 2022. 

10:00a.m - 4:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register.

The Transport and the Triple Bottom Line Summit seeks to explore the concept of 'sustainable transport,' leaving attendees with a fuller understanding, and most importantly, a definition for the term. Panelists and speakers include an array of national experts, practitioners, and scholars on social equity and transport, the environmental impact of transport, financial mechanisms for secure and continuous operations, as well as, decision-makers currently involved in California's notable public-private partnerships. Further, conference panelists include leaders in the advocacy, public, private, P3, and nonprofit sectors. Integrating existing discourse and studies on sustainability and Elkington's and Savitz's Triple Bottom Line, attendees leave with a holistic and objective definition of sustainable transport, allowing all parties the ability to confidently and equally assess and explain such transport.

*MTI is a proud co-sponsor of this event.

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