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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
May 16, 2019 MTI Visiting Scholar Series presents: Dr. Sandra Rosenbloom in "Changing Spatial Patterns of Aging: Mobility and Access Implications"  -  San José, CA

Over 75% of US seniors currently live in suburban and rural areas, living patterns that have only intensified over the past 40 years, in spite of occasional press reports to the contrary. Over 90% of those seniors are active drivers well into their 80’s; they have fashioned their lives around the flexibility and access offered by a car even as their transit use has dropped precipitously--travel patterns all but dictated by the places in which they live. Yet seniors walk for an increasing percent of all trips as they age. Sandra Rosenbloom argues that we have to keep older drivers in their cars as long as safely possible and retrofit the suburban communities in which older people are aging-in-place to provide meaningful transportation and housing options to those who can’t or don’t continue to drive.

April 30, 2019 to May 2, 2019 West Coast Rail Conference 2019  -  Los Angeles, CA

With recent changes made to California's high-speed rail plan and concerns over future projects, USHSR brought leading professionals, industry leaders, and government officials to Los Angeles for the West Coast Rails Conference. 

Location: The conference takes place at MTA Headquarters - One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, 90012.

April 27, 2019 San Jose State’s Urban Planning Coalition presents: "Personal Transportation Devices: Present and Future"

San Jose State’s Urban Planning Coalition presented their 2019 annual spring symposium. This year’s topic focused on personal transportation devices (PTDs).

April 25, 2019 "How Your Apps are Opening You Up to Cyberattacks" a lunch and learn with Ash Padwal, Chief Risk Officer of Allied Telesis  -  San José, CA
April 2, 2019 to April 7, 2019 ABC's of Bike Safety Maintenance  -  San José, CA

In partnership with California's Community Cycles, elementary school sudents were taught the basics of bike mechanics and repair. 

  • Air! Students learned to repair or replace a bike tire.
  • Brakes! Students learned how to check their brakes, grease them, and replace brake pads.
  • Chains! Students learned to identify issues with their chain and how to grease, tighten, or replace it.
March 16, 2019 Grant Writing with James Griffith of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services  -  San Jose State University: Clark 202

MPAs and MSTMs joined us as James Griffith, MPA of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services taught a Grant Writing Workshop for the MPA program. Admission was free for MPA and MSTM students at San Jose State University. Attendees who completed the day received a certificate of attendance for 4 contact hours of instruction for their training record provided by the Mineta Tranportation Institute, where James is a Research Assistant. 

February 2, 2019 Santa Clara County Women's Leadership Policy Summit  -  San José, CA

"A gathering of women and allies for a day of education, engagement and empowerment."

Session 1 Panels:

  • Housing 101. Designed specifically for advocates and newcomers to the planning and land use process. How do we create housing, how does the process work, what are our current housing needs?
  • Transportation 101. How are transit and transportation plans developed and funded? What are the links between city, county and regional plans and funds? How do school districts and other interests become involved?
  • Wage and Equity. From the personal to the regional. How do you negotiate for yourself, establish fair work place policies in your organization or advocate for regional change?
  • Policy Initiatives. Learn how existing initiatives can augment services you provide or want to provide. We will touch on labor standards, LGBTQ affairs, youth resources and behavioral health.

Session 2 Panels:

  • Housing 102. Navigating new or proposed legislation at regional, state and Federal levels. We will discuss Local Measure A 2016 that lead to new Homebuyers Initiatives and the regional CASA initiative.
  • Transportation 102. Case studies in advocacy and developing safer communities. How to develop priorities and fund programs.
  • How to be an Effective Leader From Both sides of the Dais. From the basics of meeting management to developing skills and alliances necessary to move policy forward.
  • Policy Initiatives. Learn how existing initiatives can augment services you provide or want to provide. We will touch on labor standards, LGBTQ affairs, youth resources and behavioral health.
January 13, 2019 to January 17, 2019 98th Transportation Research Board Meeting   -  Washington, DC

Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future.

Research Associates with the Mineta Transportation Institute presented at this annual conference at the Washington Convention Center. The meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops focused on the spotlight theme for the 2019 meeting: Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future.

January 12, 2019 MTI Board of Trustees Meeting  -  Washington, DC

Led by Chair Grace Crunican, General Manager of Bay Area Rapit Transit (BART), the board held its Winter meeting to discuss the success of the previous year and desired growth for the next. 

December 13, 2018 VivaCalleSJ: Showcase of Student Learning  -  San José, CA

SJSU students, faculty, and San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) gathered to illustrate how data collected from the assessent of VivaCalleSJ 2018 is being used to provide new insights into the evaluation content and process. The data demonstrated how City and University collaboration helped build community and social capital in San José as well as enhanced student learning.




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