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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
September 30, 2021 to October 1, 2021 2021 Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit Road to Recovery  -  Online

MTI is proudly co-sponsored Mobility 21's 2021 Summit "Road to Recovery." Mobility 21 is a coalition that brings together public, business and community stakeholders to pursue regional solutions to the transportation challenges facing Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. 

In this year's summit, speakers tackled such topics as:

  • California's Global Ports & Supply Chains
  • Carbon Neutrality
  • Employees Commutes
  • Transportation Advocacy
  • Equity 
  • Contractors
  • Housing

 

September 16, 2021 MTI Research Snaps Webinar: "Roadblock Up On The Cloverleaf: Workforce Development for the Trucking Industry"  -  Online

The trucking industry transports goods essential to our everyday lives. In recent years, the industry has faced workforce dilemmas such as driver shortages and high turnover—and supply chain issues stemming from the pandemic only amplify these problems. How can we ensure this important workforce remains functional and efficient? How does trucking fit into the future of transportation? This webinar explored truck driver recruitment and retention as well as other broader industry trends. 

View Recording.

View Slides.

Presenters: Drs. Tom O'brien and Tyler Reeb
September 8, 2021 Progressive Parking Policies: A Conversation with Prof. C.J. Gabbe & Students  -  Online

The City of San Jose considered reducing the regulations it placed on parking to allow development to occur more easily. On August 27th, the City Council held a study session on this. What would these changes mean? Could they be beneficial for San Jose? How will they impact the next generation of San Joseans? Catalyze SV & Mineta Transportation Institute held a dynamic panel bringing together Professor C.J. Gabbe of Santa Clara University and his Environmental Studies and Sciences students.

*MTI was a proud co-sponsor to this informative event.

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Presenters: C.J. Gabbe & Santa Clara University students
July 22, 2021 MTI Research Snaps Presents "Google It: Microtransit Pilot Via2G and the Future of Commuting"  -  Online

This webinar found 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 discussed 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 suggested 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.

View Recording.

View Slides.

Presenters: Anne Brown, PhD, Alice Grossman, PhD, Lucy Noble
June 25, 2021 MSTM 2021 Virtual Convocation Celebration

6:00-7:15p.m. (PDT) | View Event Page | View Program

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. The MTI/SJSU community gathered to recognize and celebrate the graduating students in a virtual session. 

Joined by Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Denver International Airport's Nominee for CEO Phil Washington, who recently led the Biden-Harris transportation agency review team, we came together to celebrate these future mobility leaders. 

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

 

 
Event Recording
 
 
Congratulatory Message from MTI Board of Trustees
 
 
Congratulatory Message from Paul Skoutelas
 
     
June 17, 2021 MTI Research Snaps Webinar: "Using Twitter to Model Traffic Flows"  -  Online

This webinar discussed how Twitter data can be used to understand and explain travel patterns in the relation between commuting and non-commuting trips. Local and regional planners struggle to keep up with rapid changes in mobility patterns, but researchers looked at whether geo-social network data can help. When comparing a robust data set of tweets from the Bay Area to US Census LODES data, researchers found that the data closely matched, and concluded that the common practice of employing LODES data to extrapolate to overall traffic demand is indeed justified. Regardless of trip purpose (e.g., shopping, regular recreational activities, dropping kids at school), the LODES data is an excellent predictor of overall road segment loads.

View Recording.

View Slides.

Presenters: Drs. Laxmi Ramasubramanian and Jochen Albrecht
June 11, 2021 12th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit presents 'Electrifying the Transportation Future'

Transportation policymakers face two overlapping, once-in-a-generation opportunities: electrifying the nation’s vehicle fleet and re-establishing a stable source of federal and state revenue for transportation. As states and the Biden administration begin a push to rapidly electrify the US fleet for climate reasons, policymakers are under increasing pressure to rethink how states and the federal government fund transportation infrastructure and services. For decades, motor fuel taxes have generated the majority of state and federal funds spent on transportation, even if recently these taxes have been losing their purchasing power. However, a shift to electric vehicles will require a new transportation funding model. The speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities with such options as mileage fees, carbon taxes, higher vehicle registration fees, or a shift entirely away from user-generated revenue.

View Recording | View Program | View Flyer | View event page on Commonwealth Club website | View past MTI's National Transportation Policy Summits

May 24, 2021 MSTM Capstone Showcase

6:00 - 8:00p.m. (PT) | View Event Page

During this virtual event, students from the Master of Science in Transportation Management program at San José State University presented their final capstone research projects. This interactive event provided opportunities to meet with the students and learn about their research and key issues in the field of transportation.

May 22, 2021 Hayward Unified School District STEAM Innovation Showcase  -  Online

MTI proudly partnered with Hayward Unified School District’s Lorin Eden Elementary for their 2nd annual STEAM Innovation Showcase featuring projects related to the theme Building a Better World. This exciting district-wide event was designed to share student work with the community and highlight innovative projects and programs in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

May 18, 2021 MTI Research Snaps Webinar: "Curb Chaos: Managing the Curb After COVID"  -  Online

In recent years, curbspace has become more diverse and complex necessitating strategies for managing competition between multiple modes and types of users. This webinar featured policies, best practices, and lessons learned for managing curbspace in complex built environments and discussed recent changes in response to the global pandemic. Topics discussed include:

  • Fees for access and use;
  • Prioritizing access for public transportation, cyclists, pedestrians, older adults, youth, and people with disabilities;
  • Geofencing to limit curb access; and
  • Pricing; and other related strategies.

View Recording.

View Slides.

 

Presenters: Susan Shaheen, PhD

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