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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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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

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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
April 26, 2022 to May 28, 2022 SVBC's Bike Month and Bike to Wherever Days

Whether you bike to work, school, shops, parks, libraries, or just wherever, biking is good for you and our environment. Bicycling is one of the biggest ways you can reduce Climate Change as well as improve your health! COVID-19 caused many more people to bike around to exercise, have fun, and get wherever they need to go. During the month of May, SVBC organized a series of fun, family-friendly events to keep the momentum rolling and celebrate biking! 

We want as many people as possible to get in the habit of bicycling for transportation rather than driving a car. Did you know that it’s possible to move more stuff using your bike than most people can fit in a car? Check out Carrying Things by Bike. And did you know if you choose to bike rather than drive you can save 1 million dollars?  

Major Bike Month Events

*MTI is a proud co-sponsor of this event.

April 19, 2022 Electric Vehicles—Past, Present, & Future  -  Online

Electric vehicles may seem like cutting-edge technology, but they are in fact quite the opposite: electric versions of the “horseless carriage” first appeared nearly two centuries ago. This webinar invited International EV experts Dr. Gijs Mom and Dr. Daniel Sperling to reflect on lessons from the history of EV technology and policy innovation that could help today’s policymakers and automotive experts smooth the path for cost-effective EV adoption.

Earth Day 2022 called for us to "Invest in Our Planet," and explore key questions about EV technology, regulation, subsidy, and charging infrastructure is critical to furthering the potential for EVs as climate-friendly transportation.

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About the Speakers:

Dr. Gijs Mom is Associate Professor Emeritus at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he also served as Programme Director for Mobility History. Today he is recognized globally as one of the foremost experts on automotive history, known for his unique ability to blend analysis of technological, cultural, and political forces. 

Dr. Mom began his career with degrees in both literary history and automotive engineering, and briefly worked on engine development at Renault, in Paris. He next completed a doctoral degree in the history of technology. His dissertation, The Electric Vehicle: Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age, was published in 2004. This book received both the ASME Engineer-Historian Award and the Best Book Award from the Society of Automotive Historians. 

Among Dr. Mom’s many scholarly articles is a prize-winning analysis of early electric trucking, coauthored with David Kirsch (2001). Later books include a cultural history of Western automobility, Atlantic Automobilism; The Emergence and Persistence of the Car, 1895-1940 (2014), a history of automotive technology: The Evolution of Automotive Technology, A Handbook (2014), and the first volume of his world mobility history, Globalizing Automobilism; Exuberance and the Emergence of Layered Mobility, 1900 – 1980 (2020). The last won best-book awards from both the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) and the World History Association (WHA). The sequel of this book, Pacific Automobilism, Adventure, Status and the Carnival of Mobility, 1975-2015, will be published in September 2022.

In 1997 Dr. Mom founded the European Center for Mobility Documentation, located in Helmond, the Netherlands. In November 2003, he co-founded the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M), which he led as president during its first five years. In 2011 he founded the journal Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies and served as its first editor.

 

Dr. Daniel Sperling works at the University of California, Davis, where he is Distinguished Blue Planet Prize Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, and founding chair of the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and Economy .

Dr. Sperling has been recognized for three decades as a leading international expert on transportation technology assessment, energy and environmental aspects of transportation, and transportation policy. He has authored or co-authored hundreds of technical papers and books. Dr. Sperling was co-director of the 2007 study that designed California’s landmark low carbon fuel standard and co-director of a follow-up 2010 national study. He was also lead author of the transportation chapter on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. His books include Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future (Island Press, 2018) and Future Drive: Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation (1995). In 2022, he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Sperling’s many public service roles include his appointment in 2007 to the California Air Resources Board, where he oversees state policies and regulations on climate change, low carbon fuels and vehicles, and sustainable cities. 

Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (with minors in Economics and Energy & Resources), Dr. Sperling worked two years as an environmental planner for the US Environmental Protection Agency and two years as an urban planner in the Peace Corps in Honduras. He has an undergraduate degree in engineering and urban planning from Cornell University.

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