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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.

Dates Events
November 7, 2018 MTI Visiting Scholar Presents: Dr. Richard Willson  -  San José, CA

This workshop was a participant driven, interactive opportunity to launch a planning and/or engineering career.Through the concepts of A Guide to the Idealist: Launching Your Planning Career, participants  idnetified their strengths and weakensses, their desired career plan, and how to work effectively in a team environment.

Check out Dr. Willson's career workshop presentation


October 24, 2018 MTI Visiting Scholar Presents: Dr. Martin Wachs  -  San José, CA

For more than a hundred years Californians have weighed in on transportation policy decisions, especially transportation funding through the electoral process. Reliance for transportation revenue on citizen voting to tax themselves has recently peaked and other states are emulating the way we do things.The talk described research finding on the outcomes and implications of ballot box transportation funding and policymaking in California. 

Missed it? We've got the video here for you!

Need a closer look?Check out Dr. Wach's PPT presentation here

Presenters: Martin Wachs, PhD
October 18, 2018 to October 19, 2018 PedsCount! 2018  -  San José, CA

MTI had the pleasure of collaborating with the pedestrian advocacy groups California Walks and Walk San Jose for PedsCount! 2018. This pedestrian summit focused on holistic discussion on how to create more just and equitable communities and how to incorporate new and emerging transportation technologies. Among the topics discussed were the housing crisis, gentrification and anti-displacement, climate change, and aging in place. Major takeaways for attendees included tools, research, and strategies for empowerment and successful community-driven change.

October 15, 2018 Second Autonomous Vehicles and the City  -  San Francisco, CA

How will smart mobility impact our cities? What kind of policy do we need to ensure sustainability and resilience? 

On October 15, 2018 the University of San Francisco hosted its second annual symposium focusing on the many ways that technology and innovation is reshaping how we move through our cities.


October 10, 2018 to December 7, 2018 Norman Y. Mineta: The Life & Legacy of a National Leader and Son of San Jose  -  Special Collections Room (5th Floor)- Martin Luther King Jr. Library

This summer, the California Room on the 5th floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library presented a special exhibit highlighting San Jose Mayor and Secretary of Transportation, Norman Y. Mineta along with other political leaders. In honor of Mr. Mineta, and through the sponsorship of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), an entire display dedicated to the man who ordered the grounding of all planes on 9/11. The display was in place throughout the Fall 2018 semester in the MLK Special Collections Room (MLK 560).


October 10, 2018 San Jose Film Premier of "An American Story: Norman Mineta & His Legacy"  -  San José, CA

San Jose Film Premiere An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy

Presented by Mineta Legacy Project & San José State University's Mineta Transportation Institute

This was a private invitation-only event. 

Immigration. Detention. Executive Order. Secretary Norman Mineta’s American story rings true 75 years after he felt the shame and humiliation as a child in a U.S. concentration camp and went on to seek justice for all Americans while serving 20 years in Congress and in two presidential cabinets.

His story hit the big screen in the documentary film, An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy, which was followed by a post-screening discussion featuring Secretary Norman Mineta and filmmakers Dianne Fukami and Debra Nakatomi.

October 9, 2018 Opening of the Mineta Archives at MLK Library  -  Special Collections Room (5th Floor)- Martin Luther King Jr. Library

On October 9th, 2018 the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in partnership with San Jose State and the Mineta Transportation Institute opened the Mineta Archives, which contain over 50 years worth of artifacts and documents from Norman Mineta's life as internment camp survivor, mayor, congressman, and son of San José.


October 6, 2018 to October 7, 2018 Friday Night Live Youth Summit

Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development, which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. 

The Youth Traffic Safety Summit is a place for young people from across the state of California to come together for two days to share, connect, create and empower one another to make their local communities safer. This event is made possible by the Allstate Foundation, the California Office of Traffic Safety and the California Department of Health Care Services. The Youth Summit is hosted by the California Friday Night Live.

MTI conducted a Friday Night Live workshop that introduced students to an MTI in progress research project that hits close-to-home and remains atransportation safety issue: the debate over e-scooters or the #escooterstruggle. In a mock community forum that debated the pros and cons of e-scooters, students participated in a role-playing model that required them to use such learning skills as: 

  • ​Team Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking & Diplomacy
  • Research Skills
  • Leadership
  • Active Listening
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • and more!

Students took away an understanding of the type of research that MTI does and its relevance to the real world, thereby demonstrating the significance that a commitment to their studies can have in the future. Additionally, participants were exposed to examples of both the benefits and dangers of broader mobility innovation. Participants gained a respect for safe options regarding all modes of transportation.


September 23, 2018 VivaCalleSJ: SoFA to The Street  -  San José, CA

Walk, Skate, Bike And Play! Open Streets In San Jose!

Viva CalleSJ is a free program that temporarily closes miles of San Jose streets to bring communities together to walk, bike, skate, play, and explore the city like never before. 

Each year's event opens upwards of six miles of streets, through some of San Jose's most iconic neighborhoods for people to come out and play for the day!

  • It’s free!
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 10am – 3pm.
  • It’s not a race, and you don’t need a bike to participate. You can walk or skate.
  • There’s no beginning or end. You can start anywhere and go as far as you would like.
  • The flow of participants goes both ways, just like regular traffic.

Check out the route and Activity Hubs!

September 11, 2018 to September 13, 2018 National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit   -  San José, CA

High Speed Rail to Silicon Valley! Business and politial leaders brought high speed rail to America at the National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit! California leads the nation in building state-of-the-art, 21st century transportation. The summit celebrated the great ongoing leadership and vision moving America forward! Construction is underway on the first phase of the state-wide, 800-mile super advanced transportation system set to revolutionize mobility in America. 



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