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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.

Dates Events
March 1, 2021 to May 3, 2021 MTI Photography Contest

MTI held a photography contest open to all who take an interest in photography. MTI embraces diverse submissions and photographers to amplify the convergence of all voices. The 2021 theme for this contest was ground transportation with an emphasis on safety by diverse groups ranging in age, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Ground transportation methods including but not limited to autonomous vehicles, bicycling, micro-mobility, pedestrian access, public transit, etc. Safe transit practices should be observed in the images (i.e. helmets for bicyclists, e-scooters in bike lanes, etc.). 

February 16, 2021 Safe Routes to School in 2021: Let’s Walk the Walk  -  Online

As schools prepare to fully reopen, how can Safe Routes to School programs (SRTS) help prepare for the resurgence of children walking and rolling through busy intersections? MTI researchers analyzed the relationship between the presence of SRTS programs and the likelihood that children will travel to school by active modes. They also identified the potential to bolster existing SRTS programs by leveraging university student and city partnerships. Both of the research projects featured in this webinar dive into the racial and geographical demographics of the student population in areas with SRTS programs at different stages of implementation.

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Presenters: Michelle Lieberman, Dr. Carole Voulgaris, PhD, Dr. Anurag Pande, PhD, and Richard Kos
February 6, 2021Sciencepalooza! 2021 Sciencepalooza! 2021  -  Online

MTI proudly participated in Sciencepalooza! where a winning team received the "MTI Innovative Transportation Project Award" and a prize of $200. 

Sciencepalooza! is a science fair for all East Side Union High School (ESUHSD) students, whether they're a first-time science fair participant, a returning participant, and/or someone who wants to get a head start on a project for the regional science fair a few weeks later. Usually 700-900 students from different grade levels participate to create the most authentic "real world" work they can. These projects require students to create solutions, meet deadlines, and explain their product/ project. 

January 14, 2021 MTI Research Snaps Webinar: "Local Policy for Automated Mobility"  -  Online

Autonomous and automated vehicles, which are both electric and shared—promise to reduce reliance on the personally-owned gasoline-powered car and have the potential to make our cities safer, cleaner, more inclusive, and more sustainable. Yet this vision can only be achieved with policy support at the city, state, and federal levels of government. Local policymakers specifically are uniquely positioned to harness these technological innovations.

Attendees learned how curb use and demand management; parking redesign; asset maintenance; right of way standardization; and cyclist and pedestrian-friendly projects can help cities meet emerging transportation demand more efficiently.

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Presenters: William "Billy" Riggs, PhD
December 9, 2020 Navigating TRB 2021: Getting the Most Out of the Conference  -  Online

CSU students participated in an informal information session with Drs. Asha W. Agrawal and Hilary Nixon to learn how to make the most of their TRB experience.

December 9, 2020 Women Advancing Transportation for Our Future Mobility Needs

Representation of women in the transportation workforce is stunningly low. What would happen to our mobility with more women driving transportation policies, planning, operations, and maintenance? During TRB's 6th International Conference on Women's Issues on Transportation, panelists discussed best practices for recruitment, support, and advancement of women in the transportation sector. In this webinar, conference speakers continued their discussion about workforce challenges and overcoming them; approaches to attract, retain and advance women in transportation, and how these leaders see COVID-19 changing the workforce and work environment.

Featuring: 

  • Dr. Hilary Nixon, MTI Deputy Executive Director (moderator)
  • Laurie Berman, Director (retired), California Department of Transportation
  • Flora Castillo, President, Pivot Strategies, LLC
  • Jodi Godfrey, Senior Research Associate, Mobility Policy Research Program & Transit Safety & Workforce Development Programs, Transportation Research, University of South Florida
  • Debra A. Johnson, General Manager/ CEO, Regional Transportation District (Denver)
December 3, 2020 MTI Research Snaps Webinar: "Will Ride-hailing Enhance Mobility for Older Adults?"  -  San José, CA

This webinar discussed the explored potential for ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber to help meet the travel needs of older Californians. Using data from a survey of almost 3,000 Californians 55 and over, researchers analyzed how many older Californians have used ride-hailing, how they booked trips, what concerns they have about ride-hailing services, and their interest in potential new options for how to book and pay for trips.

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Presenters: Asha W. Agrawal, PhD; Manish Shirgaokar, PhD
November 18, 2020 Effective Interpersonal "Virtual" Communications  -  Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of modern day life, single-handedly altering the way we communicate and engage with our
colleagues and social support networks. Though face-to-face interaction has significantly decreased, or even become nonexistent, one thing has remained clear – the link between continuous communication, a healthy workforce, and productivity. This workshop, focused on effective interpersonal communication in a virtual world, presented techniques to adjust communication style, content, and frequency to maintain a personal touch. Best practices for building and solidifying relationships using a variety of mediums (phone, chat, video, etc.) was documented and breakout rooms will be used to facilitate an interactive exchange, allowing participants to share their experience and communicate in a safe space

*This webinar was intended for our partners at Caltrans (all Caltrans employees welcome), but if you or your organization is interested in hosting a similar event, please contact irma.garcia@sjsu.edu.

Presenters: Patrick Sherry, PhD & Karen Philbrick, PhD
November 4, 2020 Make the Connection: Next Stop Your Career  -  Online

WTS-SF Bay Area and the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) of San Jose State University hosted "Make the Connection: Next Stop Your Career." At this event, Bay Area university students studying transportation (all disciplines) were introduced to the many wonderful professional organizations in our region, including: 

  • Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS)
  • American Planning Association (APA) 
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)
  • Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Latinos in Transit (LiT)
  • Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT)
October 29, 2020 MTI Research Snaps Webinar: How Prepared Is Transit for a Cyber Attack?  -  Online

Ransomware, data breaches, phishing incidents and other cyber threats are on the rise, including among public transit agencies. Such threats leave the transportation sector—one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose disruption would have a debilitating effect on our nation’s security—in a vulnerable position. Decision makers need to be prepared to upgrade, patch, and secure transit systems to ensure that this essential service remains safe and operational. Yet new MTI research found that only 60% of transit agencies have many of the basic policies or personnel in place to respond to a cyber incident. In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness month, MTI researchers discussed this critical research and the policy recommendations needed to understand, mitigate, and respond to cyber threats.

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Presenters: Scott Belcher

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