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.
|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.
|June 25, 2021||
MSTM 2021 Virtual Convocation Celebration
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.
|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.
|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.
|May 24, 2021||
MSTM Capstone Showcase
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:
Presenters: Susan Shaheen, PhD
|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.).
|April 26, 2021 to April 27, 2021||
Lorin Eden Elementary Science Fair - Online
MTI was a proud partner of Lorin Eden Elementary of Hayward, CA for their annual STEAM Innovation Showcase, where students unveiled their sustainable transportation-related projects. After exploring three critical areas of transportation— active transportation, fuel sources, and new and emerging technology, these students had the opportunity to discuss their ideas with transportation professionals.
Featured speakers from:
|April 22, 2021||
Award Ceremony: 2021 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition - Online
This award ceremony celebrated the winners of the 2021 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition and featured a keynote address by Dr. Robert C. Hampshire, Chief Science Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation.
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