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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
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.

November 7, 2018 MTI's Sips with Scholars presents: Dr. Richard Willson  -  San José, CA

With access to affordable housing of critical concern for the Bay Area, Dr. richard Wilson posed the question of how parking reform plays a role in that crisis. 

Check out the presentation slides.


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.




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