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.
|April 2, 2018||
Beyond Commuter Rail: International models of rail excellence - Mountain View
Alon Levy, writer and analyst about transit systems around the world, visited the United States to present international examples of effective rail and transit systems, and a critique of the practices that hold the U.S. back from excellent service.
As Caltrain prepares a business plan for the era of electric service, the event addressed what the U.S. could learn about the transformation of commuter rail around the world. As well as, what the Bay Area could learn about pulling together seamlessly integrated transit systems in complex regions?
Co-sponsors: Menlo Spark, San Francisco Transit Riders, Seamless Bay Area, Silicon Valley Climate Action Alliance, TransForm, Mineta Transportation Institute
|March 26, 2018||
Car-Light Housing: More affordability, less traffic - San Mateo, CA
We need to address the housing affordability crisis, but we don’t want to make it harder to get around town or harm the climate. This event discussed the following:
MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event.
|March 17, 2018||
Innovative Technologies in Urban Planning - San José, CA
On Saturday, March 17, San Jose State University’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Urban Planning Coalition hosted the Annual Symposium at the Martin Luther King Library. This event was proudly co-sponsored by MTI.
Special guest appearance Julia Lave Johnston President Elect at California Chapter, American Planning Association helped to kickoff the spring symposium.
The symposium focused on “Innovative Technologies in Urban Planning.” Keynote speaker was Dr. Paul Waddell, who has led the development of the UrbanSim model of urban simulation now used by Metropolitan Planning Organizations and other local and regional agencies. He was introduced by Dr. Shishir Mathur from San Jose State University.
Panel discussions addressed the following:
4 AICP CM credits available
|March 14, 2018 to March 16, 2018||
CALCOG Regional Leadership Forum: Takin’ It To The Streets! - Monterey, CA
Every year, leaders from regions across California gather in Monterey for the Regional Leadership Forum. This event combined a focus on current issues with deeper level discussions about the role of regional governance in California. For 2018, the Forum explored the ways that Senate Bill 1 is making California a better place to live, work, and thrive. MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event.
|March 6, 2018 to March 8, 2018||
West Coast Rail Conference - Los Angeles, CA
The world's leading rail experts joined with business and political leaders to discuss bringing fast rail to America at this conference. Construction is underway on the first phase of the 800-mile, state-of-the-art transportation system set to revolutionize mobility in America, starting with California. Once the system is built out, it will carry more than 100 million people each year, saving time, money, energy, and lives. MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this event.
|February 21, 2018||
Secretary Norman Y. Mineta Rotary Event: Retrospective on the Career of an Icon - San José, CA
Secretary Norman Y. Mineta is a hometown boy hardened in the crucible of the Japanese American internment camps of WWII; who succeeded against all odds as San Jose High School student body president, a UC Berkeley and ROTC graduate, Army intelligence officer during Korea, the first Japanese American mayor of a major US city, 21 years in congress in progressively more powerful positions retiring as chair of the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, president of a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, and the Secretary of Commerce for Democratic President Clinton then Secretary of Transportation for Republican President Bush where he served for seven years, the longest in history. Though now retired, that quiet but profound super-achiever continues to maintain his hometown contacts through SJSU's Mineta Transportation Institute, the San Jose Norman Y. Mineta International Airport, and by serving on numerous nonprofit and commercial Silicon Valley boards. The Rotary Club of San Jose is immensely proud to host this most distinguished of the Valley's public benefactors, an honorary member of the Rotary Club of San Jose, and the dear friend to all who know him simply as, "Norm".
|February 20, 2018||
Implementing the State Rail Plan - San José, CA
In the fall of 2017, California released its State Rail Plan, a strategic vision that provides an innovative framework for our rail network over the next two decades with the intended goal of creating a state-of-the-art rail system by 2040. During this event, participants explored the plan to learn more about its vision, how it supports the intermodal connections at Diridon Station and how it might change the future of travel throughout California for the better. Mineta Transportation Institute was a proud co-presenter of this event.
|February 6, 2018||
MTI Research Snaps Webinar: Are Autonomous Vehicles Safe? Understanding What’s Already Here and What Needs to Happen - Online
This webinar, organized through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office covered recently concluded and ongoing projects related to safety and regulatory concerns for the expanding market of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). The work presented was conducted within the past year at the RiSA2S Research Center of San José State University, a multi-disciplinary innovation center for the Risk and Safety Assessment of Autonomous Systems with funding support from the Mineta Transportation Institute. The activities of the lab are aimed at improving safety and better informing regulatory agencies in their recommendations for the certification process of autonomous systems. In particular, the seminar delved into three topics of current interest:
|January 5, 2018||
MTI Board of Trustees Meeting - Washington, D.C.
The Mineta Transportation Institute held its winter board meeting in Washington DC. Chair Grace Crunican, General Manager of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), presided.
|November 8, 2017 to November 10, 2017||
Podcar City & Advanced Transit – Smart City, Smart Transit, Smart Energy - San José, CA
MTI sponsored the eleventh annual Podcar City conference focused on sustainable and innovative automated public transportation. More than 200 city planners, transit planners, academics, engineers, developers, elected officials, and others discussed this 21st-century opportunity. The Urban International Design Contest (or UIDC) was a main feature of the 2017 Podcar City Conference. The UIDC connected students with city professionals and together they worked toward the goal of educating, inspiring and motivating important stakeholders in how new modes of sustainable public transportation can be utilized in an urban environment.
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