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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.

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June 18, 2018 Going Places: Historic Transportation Day  -  San José, CA

History San José and the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation and explored how people have gotten from A to B throughout history. From electric cars to trolleys. In honor of Father's Day, dad's received free admission into the hands-on fun!

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May 22, 2018 to May 23, 2018 International Seminar: High-Speed Technologies on Railway Systems  -  San José, CA

This event on high-speed rail featured international experts sharing specialized knowledge of railway technologies. The seminar was oriented to qualified professionals, graduate engineers, local SBEs and senior students with interest in this field. It provided and expanded a qualified workforce for the development of HSR in California. Additionally, it was an opportunity to bring students into contact with international leaders and companies in these technologies. 

May 17, 2018 Electric Vehicles for EVeryone  -  Redwood City, CA

How is California accelerating the transition from polluting, fossil fuel cars to electric vehicles? Attendees learned about charging stations and infrastructure, what cars and trucks are available, saving money by going electric, and how everyone can benefit from the growth of electric vehicles.


  • Opening comments, Assemblymember Marc Berman 
  • Alan Suleiman from Silicon Valley Clean Energy discussed how community choice energy providers are helping with EV chargers
  • Mark Tang from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District explained the BAAQMD rebate program for low-income EV purchaser
  • Janelle London of  Colutura shared creative strategies using policy and culture to shift consumers away from gasoline engines
  • Shyam Nagrani of MotivPower discussed EVs for the medium-duty transportation sector
  • Moderator: Diane Bailey, Menlo Spark

Cosponsors: Acterra, Menlo Spark, Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action, Mineta Transportation Institute



Presenters: Alan Suleiman, Marc Berman, Mark Tang, Janelle London, Shyam Nagrani 
May 16, 2018 Synchronizing Climate and Transportation Plans  -  Palo Alto, CA

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the region and the state. What transportation strategies make it harder to reduce GHGs, and what can help? How can we make better decisions today that support a sustainable future?

  • Widening highways or converitng exisiting lanes to express lanes
  • Building more parking garages, or less
  • Building more homes near transit, jobs, and services
  • The transition to electric vehicles
  • Transportation as a service

Co-sponsors: Palo Alto Forward, Friends of Caltrain, TransForm CA, Mineta Transportation Institute

Presenters: Billy Riggs, Michael Boswell, Gil Friend
May 10, 2018 “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy” to premier at San Francisco’s CAAMFest36  -  San Francisco, CA

Former San Jose mayor, Democratic congressperson, cabinet secretary, founder of the Mineta Transport Institute (MTI), veteran, and World War II incarceration camp survivor, Norman Mineta’s life premiered on the big screen in Dianne Fukami and Debra Nakatomi’s “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy.” It was selected as the Opening Night film as part of the Center for Asian American Media’s (CAAM) film festival, or CAAMFest36, on May 10th in San Francisco’s Castro Theater.

“An American Story” highlights the challenges Mineta and his family faced while incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming as an 11-year old boy, inspiring him to become a community leader. Considered a man of many firsts, Mineta, according to producers Fukami and Nakatomi, personifies the dreams and aspirations of the Asian American community.

May 6, 2018 4th Annual “Silicon Valley Bikes!” Festival & Bicycle Show  -  San José, CA

We joined our Valley’s racing, road, cargo, fixed gear, cruiser, recreation, vintage, lowrider, mountain biking, BMX, cool urban lifestyle cyclists and their families for a day of fun and community building. This was a collaboration between History San José, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Mineta Transportation Institute, Specialized Bicycles, Gooseneck Bicycles, Santa Clara Valley Brewing and more. 

May 5, 2018 Women in Leadership League (WILL) Conference 2018  -  San José, CA

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the Lucas College of Business hosted the 2nd Annual Women in Leadership League Conference. This conference brought together top women leaders, alumni, and students from all disciplines. The day provided a mix of keynote addresses and small group discussions, which provided participants with inspirational experiences as well as practical advice and strategies from successful women leaders. 

April 30, 2018 Optimizing Our Highways: Moving more people with fewer cars  -  Burlingame, CA

An express lane is now being considered on 101 from San Francisco to San Jose, but projections show that it alone will do little to solve Bay Area traffic woes. It is increasingly clear that the only way to get to the root of congestion — and to reduce climate emissions — is by catalyzing a dramatic shift from solo driving to carpools, shuttles, transit and incentivizing a shift to clean vehicles. Can we make Silicon Valley the place to break out with truly disruptive ideas that work?


  • Stuart Cohen and Chris Lepe, Executive Director and Senior Community Planner at TransForm, outlined how a 101 Mobility Action Plan (MAP) can achieve stronger equity and environmental outcomes while improving mobility.
  • Jeff Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy at Nelson\Nygaard, discussed how to best implement managed/express lanes.
  • We'll also create ways for the audience to get your ideas into the mix.

Proudly co-sponsored by the Mineta Transportation Institute.

April 27, 2018 Careers in Transportation  -  Duncan, B.C.

MTI's Director of Research and Technology Transfer presented on careers in transportation to Grade 2 students at Bench Elementary School.

April 19, 2018 Three Revolutions: Planning for an electric, autonomous, shared transportation future  -  San Carlos, CA

Three revolutions will fundamentally change transportation. But whether these changes will be for better or worse for social equity, traffic congestion, pollution, and energy use, will depend on the policy choices people make now.

Topics/ Speakers

  • Dan Sperling, UC Davis - 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program

  • Debs Schrimmer, Lyft - Technology/service provider perspective

  • Clarrissa Cabansagan, TransForm - Policy and Equity considerations

  • Moderator: Billy Riggs, MTI Research Associate

Co-sponsors: SAMCEDA, Menlo Spark, TransForm, Friends of Caltrain, Mineta Transportation Institute



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