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The Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility 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.

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November 16, 2022 National GIS Day 2022  -  SJSU Student Union, Room 4A

The Spatial Analytics and Visualization Institute (SAVi) at San Jose State University celebrated National GIS Day 2022 on November 16, 2022, 5:15p.m.-8:00p.m., with a student poster competition at SJSU Student Union Room 4A.

The student poster competition, co-sponsored by SAVi and Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), received submissions from SJSU and the broader GIS community in the Bay Area. Posters focused on using GIS for transportation and environmental applications, including theory and practice of GIS and remote sensing, landscape design and urban planning, economic and mobility spatial analysis, transportation planning and design. 

 

2022 SJSU GIS Day Poster Presentation Competition

*MTI was a proud co-sponsor of the 2022 SJSU GIS Day Poster Competition

1st Place Winner 

Vaibhav Gopalakrishnan, Student, Master of Urban & Regional Planning, SJSU
A GIS-Based Analysis of Spatial Patterns for Vehicle Crash in San Jose, California

2nd Place Winners 

Tou In Kwan, Student, MA in Geography, SJSU
The Reclaimed Industrial Town: Mapping the Land Cover Change of Jurong, Singapore
Owen Hussey, Student, MA in Geography, SJSU
Using UAS to Measure Eelgrass Meadow Health and Extent Over Time

3rd Place Winners 

Mia Dong, Student, Master in Human Factor/Ergonomics, SJSU
Driving Aggressively or Conservatively? Investigating the Effects of Adaptive Driving Styles on Trust in Partially Automated Vehicles
Tram Le, Student, BFA in Photography, SJSU
The Decimation of Amazon Rain Forest
November 2, 2022 Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation  -  Online

WTS-SF Bay Area and the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) of San Jose State hosted this free virtual event "Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation" that introduced university students and emerging professionals to Northern California transportation organizations that offer networking, professional development opportunities, and/or scholarship opportunities. 

Participating organizations include:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • American Planning Association (APA
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT)
  • Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITS California)
  • Latinos in Transit (LiT)
  • Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS)

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October 25, 2022 to October 27, 2022 Research to Practice Transit Symposium  -  Online,   -  Gainesville, FL

The central theme for the symposium was “translating transit research into practice.” As the transit industry is poised to take advantage of the largest transit and rail investment in our lifetimes, the symposium will be 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. In addition to discussions on transit research and practice in the US, a group of international speakers were invited to share transit insights from non-US contexts. The Symposium focused on the following topics:

  • Zero-fare transit
  • Fare collection and payment options
  • Electrification and zero emissions
  • Transit resiliency
  • Public health and transit
  • Mobility hubs and multimodal coordination
  • Strategic funding for public transit
  • Managing costs and maintenance

The Symposium took October 25-27, 2022 online, but attendees were able to attend in Gainesville, Florida at the University of Florida campus for in-person site visits in Gainesville and Jacksonville as well as network with other transit researchers and professionals.

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

*MTI was a proud co-organizer of this event.

October 18, 2022 Climate Change & Sustainability Fair  -  SJSU, 7th Street Plaza

One of the great challenges of our time is understanding and addressing climate change and its impacts. The Climate Change and Sustainability Fair provided a venue for the SJSU community to engage with solutions to this wicked problem. The goals of the fair were to provide the SJSU community with information to: 

  1. Learn more about climate change and what we can do to help preserve our planet

  2. Raise awareness and instill pride about what SJSU is doing to reduce our environmental impact

  3. Promote on-campus engagement in sustainability

September 15, 2022 Beyond Crypto: Blockchain for Urban Development  -  Online

Nonprofits in Oakland are planting trees to help with carbon sequestration to address climate change with the help of blockchain technology—a system in which a record of transactions are maintained across several computers linked in a peer-to-peer network. Blockchain provides an effective mechanism to codify process steps, enables any qualified individual or entity to easily participate in the delivery of those services, removes the need for single entity contracts, and also effectively tracks execution of those services. The process of selecting trees, getting permits to plant those trees in the right spot, planting the trees, and verification of proper planting all happen on the blockchain, and because activity is broken down and managed at discrete transaction level, anyone can participate in the effort as long as they follow the rules set out in the blockchain. This expert research investigates and develops specifications for using blockchain and distributed organizations to enable decentralized delivery and finance of urban infrastructure and the potentials of blockchain to empower everyone to improve transportation systems and their communities. Webinar also included Q&A with the project authors.

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Presenters: Dr. William (Billy) Riggs and Vipul Vyas
September 10, 2022 Rotary's Environmental Summit on Green Transportation & Clean Energy  -  Santa Clara County Office Building,   -  Online

Rotarians, community members, and industry experts in-person attended the Summit in San Jose, California – or online – on September 10, 2022 for new insights on green transportation and clean energy. Attendees participated in presentations, discussions and demonstrations regarding present and future green transportation and alternate fuel solutions to create healthier, more sustainable communities, and mitigate the climate crisis from the perspective of policy, technology, practice, and equity. 

*MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event

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June 30, 2022 Transatlantic Autonomous Driving Dialogue - Social Impact & Opportunities  -  SAP Café 3

From self-driving cars to RoboTaxis and autonomous food delivery - this event explored the latest trends in Silicon Valley & Germany.

Since the first autonomous car was invented, the technology of autonomous vehicles has advanced significantly. Fully autonomous vehicles are just around the corner. Thus, many inventive minds are already thinking about how to bring more innovative technologies and applications to the industry and the consumer.

Autonomous driving is about to disrupt multiple key industries and will impact the lives of consumers immensely. What will the next steps look like? What are the challenges of the expansion of autonomous technology and are there limits? How will autonomous driving shape our lives moving forward? 

Core questions we discussed at the event:

  • In what ways can the autonomous driving industry expand?
  • What are the newest developments in the industry?
  • How can the Silicon Valley software and the German automotive expertise jointly improve the industry?
  • How can society benefit from autonomous vehicles?

Benefit from various use cases and opportunities:

  • Attendees learned about the latest industry insights from our panel participants
  • Attendees learned about potential collaboration opportunities
  • Attendees explored the newest pilot projects in the autonomous driving industry

*MTI was a proud partner of this event

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

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 held its 30th Annual Banquet and Convocation Celebration in-person, featuring a commencement address by Dr. Beverly Scott, at San Jose State University on June 25, 2022. After celebrating our graduates and annual successes virtually, we were 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.

Joined by our distinguished Board of Trustees, we celebrated our MSTM graduates from classes 2020-2022, our alumni of the year, the winners of the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and much more. 

This exciting MSTM celebration included individualized recognition of each graduate and award presentations.

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

MTI was a part of the U.S. Committee hosting ILCAD 2022 in Denver, CO June 8 – 10. This year’s event was 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 were:

  • 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?

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

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

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 explored 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.

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Speakers: 

  • 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)

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