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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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February 6, 2024 Putting the Brakes on Rider Harassment: Research Tools, Community Partnerships, and Data-Driven Solutions  -  Online

*This event was co-sponsored by Stop AAPI Hate.

Harassment is keeping riders from using transit and feeling safe. Taking on harassment on transit doesn't need to be a daunting task—it starts with data collection and setting up community partnerships to guide the process. Speakers, two transit operators and their community partners, discussed both qualitative data gathering approaches and a new passenger survey tool. How can these be used to make a difference in making public transit safer for everyone? Be a part of the conversation about putting the brakes on rider harassment. 

This webinar was created for transit riders, operators, community-based organizations, advocacy groups, government workers, researchers, and anyone who wants to be a part of sharing insights and strategies to address rider harassment and fostering a safer and more inclusive public transit experience for everyone.

MTI Survey Presenter: Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, National Transportation Finance Center Director, MTI

Moderator: Annie Lee, Esq., Managing Director of Policy, Chinese for Affirmative Action/Stop AAPI Hate


  • Chantal Hildebrand, Co-Executive Director, Alliance for Girls

  • Meghna Khanna, Deputy Executive Officer, Mobility Corridors, LA Metro

  • Alicia Trost, Chief Communications Officer, BART

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Presenters: Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, Annie Lee, Chantal Hildebrand, Meghna Khanna, Alicia Trost
January 26, 2024 Beyond the Tracks: High-Speed Rail Station Access and Development

*This event was co-sponsored by High Speed Rail Alliance.

The City of San Jose and high-speed rail thought leaders discussed best practices and lessons learned from developing and running high-speed rail stations. They also explored the intricacies of planning, designing, and developing mixed-use station areas and multimodal passenger facilities that enable a safe, comfortable, and seamless travel experience.

This webinar was created for planners, policymakers, transit managers, and others passionate about shaping the future of HSR and station areas. 

Agenda Highlights:

  • Station Area Development

  • First-/Last-Mile Connections

  • Transit-Oriented Development Best Practices

  • Discussions & Q&A


  • Eric Eidlin, Station Planning Manager, City of San Jose

  • Ramses Madou, Division Manager of Planning, Policy, and Sustainability for the Department of Transportation, City of San Jose

Moderator: Karen Philbrick, PhDExecutive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)

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Presenters: Eric Eidlin, Ramses Madou, & Karen Philbrick, PhD
January 7, 2024 to January 12, 2024 TRB Presentations 2024

MTI Research Associates and affiliated researchers presented at the 103rd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. This event attracted thousands of transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program covered all transportation modes, with sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. 

Listed below is a summary of many of the presentations, workshops, and poster sessions where MTI researchers showcased their research. 

Sunday, January 7

Title / Session ID / Presenters (MTI affiliates in bold) Time

Innovative Microtransit 2.0

Workshop Session 1071 and Session 1031 - Accelerating Mobility Innovation: Overcoming Challenges and Re-envisioning Opportunities

Adam Cohen

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Learning about Street Harassment on Transit

Workshop Session 1010 - Standardizing Transit Survey Data

Asha Weinstein Agrawal

*Funded by MTI.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Misconduct on Public Transit: An Exploratory Analysis Using the Comments Formerly Known as Tweets

Workshop Session 1033 - How Transit Agencies Navigate Within Our Communities in Crisis

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Dr. Egbe-Etu Etu

*Funded by MTI.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Unsolicited Advice: How to Rethink Procurement and Enable Innovation

Workshop Session 1012 - Open Innovation: Public Sector Engagement with the Private Sector to Advance Innovation

Joshua Schank, Bart Treece, Eric Raamot

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


History, training, and future of pavement preservation and pavement maintenance

Workshop Session 1064 - How Pavement Preservation and Maintenance Relate and the Tools and Techniques for Each

DingXin Cheng

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Establishing Multi-institutional Collaborations

Workshop Session 1039 - Early Academic Successful Careers: Resources and Advice

Karen Philbrick

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Effective Scientific Communication and Outreach

Workshop Session 1039 - Early Academic Successful Careers: Resources and Advice

Susan Shaheen

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Monday, January 8

Transportation Data Utilization in Local Governments’ Sustainable Land Use Decisions

Lectern Session 2026 - The Land Use–Transportation Feedback Loop: New Data and Insights

So-Ra Baek, Dohyung Kim

*Funded by MTI.

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Can Electric Vehicle Carsharing Bridge the Green Divide? A Study of BlueLA's Environmental Impacts Among Underserved Communities and the Broader Population

Lectern Session 2025 - Standing Committee on Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Susan Shaheen, Ziad Yassine and Elliot Martin

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Modeling of Multi-hazard Warning Dissemination Time Distributions: An Agent-based Approach

Poster Session 2052 - Advances in Critical Transportation Infrastructure Resilience

Mohammad Rayeedul Kalam Siam, Michael Lindell, Haizhong Wang

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Exploring Seamless Integration and Policy Implications for Enhanced Interoperability in Mobility on Demand

Lectern Session 2064 - Innovations in Mobility Services: Enhancing Integration, User Choices, and Policy Implications

Jodi Godfrey​, Vishal C. Kummetha, Sisinnio Concas, Lisa Staes

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Pedestrian Performance of New Alternative Intersections with Three-Phase Traffic Signals

Lectern Session 2072 - Safely Designing and Operating Intersections for All Pedestrian Abilities

Anurag Pande​​, Zhiliang Luo, Amirarsalan Mehrara Molan, Joseph Hummer, Stephen Osafo-Gyamfi

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants and Bus Ridership in Orange County, Ca

Poster Session 2112 - Public Transportation Market Research and Pricing Policies: Results and Implications for Practice

Jean-Daniel Saphores, Dr. Farzana Khatun

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


How Will California's Electric Vehicle Policy Impact State-Generated Transportation Revenues?

Poster Session 2218 - Emerging Topics in Economics and Finance

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Humberto Tasaico, Hannah King

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


What Do Americans Think About Mileage Fees and Gas Taxes? Results from Year 14 of a National Survey

Poster Session 2217 - Current Research in Economics and Finance

Hilary Nixon, Asha Agrawal, Adam Azevedo

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Mileage Fees as a Gas Tax Replacement: An Assessment of Public Support and Mileage Fee Rate Preference from a
National Tax Survey

Poster Session 2217 - Current Research in Economics and Finance

Hilary Nixon, Clare Nelson, Asha Agrawal, Gregory Rowangould

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Using Blockchain and Digital Currencies to Building and Finance the Future of Transportation Infrastructure

Poster Session 2216 - Current Research Topics in Public–Private Partnerships

William (Billy) Riggs, Vipul Vyas

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Analysis of Severity Outcomes for School Zone Crashes with an Equity Lens: A Random Parameters Modeling Approach

Poster Session 2236 - School Transportation and Planning Research

Anurag Pande, Ahmed Farid, Emily Lin

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Tuesday, January 9

Infill Housing and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT): A Framework to Support Decision-making for Affordable Housing Development

Lectern Session 3008 - At the Intersection of Development and Transport: Affordability, Vehicle Miles Traveled, and Mode Shifts

Hilary Nixon, Peyton Ratto, Nick Sauciur Shams Tanvir, Anurag Pande, Shishir Mathur

*Funded by MTI.

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Infill Housing and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT): A Framework to Support Decision-making for Affordable Housing Development

Lectern Session 3008 - At the Intersection of Development and Transport: Affordability, Vehicle Miles Traveled, and Mode Shifts

Anurag Pande, Peyton Ratto, Nick Sauciur, Shams Tanvir, Shishir Mathur, Hilary Nixon 

*Funded by MTI.

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


End of the Road: Reimagining the Street as the Heart of the City

Lectern Session 3018 - Reimagining the Roadside: Form, Function, and So Much More

William (Billy) Riggs

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Sustainability Measures of ESCS Backfills for Buried Structures

Lectern Session 3013 - Backfill Considerations, Fire Resistance, and Construction of Culverts and Buried Bridges

Fariborz Tehrani

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Anti Human Trafficking Strategies for Transportation Agencies

Lectern Session 3078 - Anti Human Trafficking Strategies for Public Transit Agencies

Jodi Godfrey, Lisa Staes

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Anti Human Trafficking Strategies for Public Transit Agencies

Poster Session 3119 - Responding to Natural and Humanmade Disasters of Different Scales: Our Society and Our Efforts

Jodi Godfrey, Lisa Staes

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Blockchain and Distributed Autonomous Community Ecosystems: Opportunities to Democratize Finance and Delivery of Transport, Housing, Urban Greening and Community Infrastructure

Lectern Session 3084 - Roadway Context and the Community: Serving Everyone’s Needs

William (Billy) Riggs, Vipul Vyas

*Funded by MTI.

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Examining the Externalities of Highway Capacity Expansions in California: An Analysis of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) Using Remote Sensing Technology

Lectern Session 3198 - Tools and Technology for Managing and Examining Roadside Landscape Assets

Serena Alexander

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Best-Value Weighted Criteria Award Algorithm: Does the Number of Non-Cost Criteria in the Equation Matter?

Poster Session 3219 - AKC 20 (Project Delivery Methods) Poster Session

Maria Calahorra-Jimenez, Gustavo Garcia-Melero

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Towards a Siting Criteria for Edge Lane Roads and Shared Streets

Poster Session 3214 - Bicycle Safety, Planning, and Design: Research to Support Better Bicycling Conditions

Anurag Pande, Michael Williams, Ashok Parasa, Marcial Lamera, Aleksandar Bauranov, Carole Voulgaris 

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Linking LCA and EPD for Jointed Reinforced Internally Cured Concrete Pavements

Poster Session 3222 - Advancement in Pavement Preservation

Fariborz Tehrani

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


A Random Intercept Latent Transition Analysis (RI-LTA) of Consumer Spending Across Online and In-Person Channels
Through the Pandemic

Poster Session 3216 - The Effects of Information and Communication Technologies on Transportation Choices

Susan Shaheen, Hani Mahmassani, Divyakant Tahlyan, Amanda Stathopoulos, Maher Said, Joan Walker

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Electrification and Justice for All? A Review of Transportation Literature Through the Lens of Equity and Justice

Poster Session 3224 - New Research in Transportation Equity

Susan Shaheen, Aqshems Nichols, Joan Walker

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Poster Session

Poster Session 3229 - Vehicle-Highway Automation Posters, Part 2

William (Billy) Riggs

*Funded by MTI.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Wednesday, January 10

TWO RODE, BUT NOT TOGETHER: Gender Commuting Trade-Offs in Two-Worker Households

Lectern Session 4017 - Family Structure and Needs: Impact on Gendered Travel Patterns

Jean-Daniel Saphores, Dr. Rabiul Islam

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Shared Micromobility Fees: Current Patterns, Impacts, and Best Practices

Poster Session 4027 - Omnibus Session on Bicycle Modeling and Shared Micromobility Research

Kevin Fang

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Recruitment and Retention of Transportation Construction Inspectors

Lectern Session 4011 - Gaining Perspective in Construction Management

Manideep Tummalapudi, Christofer Harper

8:00 AM - 9:45 PM


Integrated Advanced Air Mobility with Landside First- and Last-Mile Connections

Lectern Session 4067 - Integrated Advanced Air Mobility with Landside First- and Last-Mile Connections

Adam Cohen

*Funded by MTI.

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Success of Incentives to Stimulate Sustainable Commuting Mode Choices of Tech Industry Office Professionals

Poster Session 4073 - Transportation Demand Management, Tolling, and Congestion Pricing Poster Session

Mike Pogodzinski, John Niles

*Funded by MTI.

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Restaurant Food Consumption in the Time of the Pandemic - A California case study

Lectern Session 4017 - Current Trends in Agriculture and Food Transportation

Jean-Daniel Saphores, Dr.Bumsub Park

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
November 30, 2023 to December 1, 2023 The Future of Automated Shared Mobility  -  San José, CA

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The Podcar City Conference for the Future of Automated Shared Mobility 2023 was held at City Hall, Council Chambers, and the Rotunda at the City of San José. The main goal of the Podcar City Conference is to encourage considerable improvement of mass mobility in all possible ways – conserve earth and human resources, improve equity and have an open dialog of planning for the future. For more information on the Program and speakers, head to the Conference's event website.  

The Podcar City Conferences is an initiative by 4Dialog AB, Sweden, in collaboration with the International Institute of Sustainable Transportation (INIST), USA.

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

November 8, 2023 Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation  -  Online

WTS-SF Bay Area and the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) of San Jose State hosted this free virtual event "Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation" that introduced university students and emerging professionals to Northern California transportation organizations that offer networking, professional development opportunities, and/or scholarship opportunities. 

Participating organizations include:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • American Planning Association (APA
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT)
  • Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)
  • Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITS California)
  • Latinos in Transit (LiT)
  • Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS)
  • Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT)

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October 31, 2023 Fixing Our Broken Transit Planning Process  -  Online

U.S. transit has long grappled with escalating costs and delays: why do we struggle to build transit systems at a pace or a cost comparable to other countries? How can we mend a fractured transit system? In this webinar, transportation experts discussed the core issue: Should the focus be on individual projects or on achieving broader outcomes? Attendees learned what approach will bring positive, actionable change to our transportation systems.


Moderator: Hilary Nixon, PhD, Deputy Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)

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Presenters: Alison Premo Black, PhD, Eric Goldwyn, PhD, and Joshua Schank, PhD
October 24, 2023 to October 26, 2023 2023 “Research to Practice” Transit Symposium  -  Online

As the transit industry is poised to take advantage of the largest transit and rail investment in our lifetimes, the symposium provides a platform where transit experts share insights on how evidence-based research is being or can be, used to make the most of these opportunities in a changing environment. This year’s symposium focused on the following topics:

  • Practical applications of transit data
  • Transit fare policy
  • Transit equity
  • Transit marketing and outreach strategies
  • Transit-centered multimodal integration (e.g., MaaS)
  • Transit apps and digital payments
  • Microtransit and automated shuttles
  • Bus fleet electrification
  • Post-COVID ridership recovery strategies
  • Opportunities and challenges to transit research implementation


The Symposium was convened by a partnership between APTA, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), University of Florida Transportation Institute, the T-SCORE University Transportation Center, and the Mineta Transportation Institute. 

October 19, 2023 to October 21, 2023 ACSP2023 Annual Conference  -  Chicago, IL

The Mineta Transportation Institute, with SJSU's Department of Urban and Regional Planning, participated in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 2023 Annual Conference in Chicago. As one of the largest events of the year for planning academics and professionals, the ACSP Annual Conference attracts faculty, researchers, and students from across the United States and from 30+ countries worldwide. The ACSP Annual Conference is known for furthering the success of the academic planning community. Attendees had the opportunity to visit the Community Connection Café and learn more about MTI/SJSU authors.

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

October 11, 2023 Empower Girls, Amplify Young Voices: International Day of the Girl  -  Smythe Cubhouse, San José, CA

This event is an annual and internationally recognized observance on October 11th. Like its adult version, International Women's Day (March 8), International Day of the Girl acknowledges the importance, power, and potential of adolescent girls. At the same time, this day is designated to eliminate gender-based challenges that little girls face around the world. By empowering girls through education, skills training, and mentorship, we can dismantle barriers and create a world where every girl can flourish. Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley celebrated the entire week of October 10th-15th and observed the 11th with an event.

"When I was younger, I wanted to be a scientist - but I had stopped that dream because I just hadn't seen a lot of women scientists. 

But today, I met a lot of amazing women with amazing careers. I met engineers, I met lawyers - I met scientists! I really needed this."

To learn more about the movement, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley's website

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

September 26, 2023 Perfecting Your Scholarship Application  -  Online

Scholarship season is here!

MTI Student Association hosted a free virtual event to learn tips for perfecting students' scholarship applications for a better chance at funding their education. Speakers joined from transportation associations such as the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), California Transportation Foundation (CTF), and Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS). Attendees learned about each association's scholarship programs.

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

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