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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
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 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


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.


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.



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