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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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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

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)

May 26, 2022 2022 MSTM Capstone Showcase  -  Online

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 16, 2022 The Future of Mobility: Innovations to Replace Parking Mandates  -  Online

The City of San Jose voted to reform policies that mandate parking in new development. It has also implemented Transportation Demand Management measures, perhaps supported by these mobility solutions above, that assisted with this transition.

Presented by Catalyze SV, TransForm, and the Mineta Transportation Institute, we invited developers, policymakers, & community members to learn about innovative mobility services that could help make development easier & more cost- effective. This 2-hour educational event via Zoom on May 16 was tailored for developers building in Silicon Valley. The invited companies shared their solutions for helping developers decrease the amount of parking they need, including emphasizing alternative, more sustainable forms of transit. 

The participating companies were:

*MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event

May 7, 2022 to May 14, 2022 Sciencepalooza! 2022  -  Online

The Synopsys Outreach Foundation launched their 23rd annual sciencepalooza! event, serving the East Side Union High School District. With all of the challenges our schools, students, teachers, and families have endured over the past two years, it's time to have some fun with: All things STEM! We want to celebrate what students have learned and give them opportunities to see STEM at work and as a career path ahead for them! This event was a full day, hands on event and not your traditional science fair. The goal was to create a festive, fun atmosphere for students to enjoy!

MTI was a proud sponsor of this event as well as sponsoring the Mineta Best Innovative Transportation Award!

April 26, 2022 How to Be Your Own Boss Without Going Broke or Crazy - Part 3  -  Online

In this last session of the series, attendees had a chance to learn from small business owners about their experience building their business, with a focus on branding and winning work. We also invited a large consulting firm to share their perspective on partnering with small businesses. 
Panelists include:

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Presenters: Mydria Clark, Rachael Keish, P.E., and Vignesh Swaminathan

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