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.
|June 22, 2019||
27th Annual Awards Banquet and Convocation Celebration - San José, CA
Graduates of MTI's Masters of Science in Transportation Management were honored at a banquet attended by families and friends as well as national and international transportation leaders. California Montessori Project Capitol Campus was declared this year's winning team in the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and Lorena Bernal-Vidal was honored with the MSTM Student of the Year among other celebratory events.
Images courtesy of Robert Bain and Irma Garcia.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this event possible!
|June 21, 2019||
The Intersection between Transportation and Housing: Building Blocks to the Future - San Francisco, CA
While the San Francisco Bay Area is booming with jobs and (for many) high wages, people are increasingly priced out of the housing market. The region risks losing people to fill jobs that are essential to California’s economy. A variety of taxes, grants, fees and other public revenue sources can help fund affordable housing. Moreover, an innovative solution is to involve public transportation agencies. To that end, agency-owned land in and around transportation hubs could be incentivized to create transit-oriented development projects, which place high-density housing above or adjacent to transit centers. This provides easy mobility while offering less-costly living space.
These and other innovations were discussed at the 10th Annual Norman Y. Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit, a free, half-day event hosted by the Mineta Transportation Institute at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
|June 19, 2019||
Prospect Silicon Valley’s Innovation and Impact Symposium 2019 - San Leandro, CA
Prospect Silicon Valley’s Innovation and Impact Symposium focused on emerging technologies in advanced mobility, energy and the built environment. This year’s event highlighted the accomplishments and progress surrounding innovation, specifically the impact of transforming California with clean technology. The region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities gathered to examine what it takes to integrate and implement solutions for maximum impact.
|May 21, 2019||
MTI Research Snaps Webinar: "Legal Regulation of Bikes, E-bikes, and Scooters"
A Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) report explores the “rules of the road” around the use of emerging “personal transportation devices.” Also known as “micromobility,” the number and use of these devices has exploded in recent years, highlighted by the arrival of electric scooters in cities over the past couple of years. The report explores to the degree states, cities, and college campuses are or are not regulating these new devices. This webinar with the authors reviews their findings and discussed recommendations from their recent report.
Kevin Fang, Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University
Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Geography, Environment, and Planning at Sonoma State University and a Research Associate at the Mineta Transportation Center. His research centers on sustainable transportation alternatives, including recent work on skateboarding for transportation and cycling, and current work on emerging “micromobility” modes of travel. In particular, Kevin is interested in the characteristics and behavior of alternative modes and their users, as well as to the degree land use enables or precludes their use.
Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Professor, San Jose State University
Asha Weinstein Agrawal works at San José State University, where she is Director of the Mineta Transportation Institute’s National Transportation Finance Center and MTI’s Education Director, as well as a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning. Her research agenda is guided by a commitment to the principles of sustainability and equity: what planning and policy tools can communities adopt to encourage environmentally-friendly travel and improve accessibility for people struggling with poverty or other disadvantages? She has explored this question most deeply through two substantive areas – transportation finance policy and the travel behavior of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. (More info, including publications, is here.)Presenters: Asha W. Agrawal, PhD, Brianne Eby, and Kevin Fang
|May 17, 2019||
2019 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition
Garrett Augustus Morgan (1877-1963) was one of seven children born in Kentucky to former slaves. After enduring the challenges of farming in the South and having to quit school to earn a living at the age of 14, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. While working as a handyman in Ohio, Morgan hired a tutor to continue his education, influencing him to open his own business as a clothing manufacturer and start a successful newspaper. Garrett Morgan's innovative drive led him to obtain many patents, but one of his most prominent inventions, the three-way traffic signal, was designed to make roads safer for everyone, but especially pedestrians. It is not only for his inventions, but for his innovative spirit and determination for continued education in the face of adversity that MTI is proud to honor this trailblazer through the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition.
This year From the Heart Christian School, Juan Crespi Middle School, Toddy Thomas Middle School, MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School, California Montessori Project- Capitol Campus, Sutter Middle School, Hazelton Middle School, and Crownpoint Middle School schools registered to compete. This year's winners demonstrated that the future is in good hands with California Montessori taking first place and MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate and Sutter Middle School took 2nd and 3rd respectively.
|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.
|May 16, 2019 to May 19, 2019||
2019 ICTPA 32nd Annual Conference
The International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association (ICTPA) hosted its 32nd Annual Conference May 16-19, 2019, in San Jose, California, the heart of Silicon Valley, known worldwide for consumer and transportation technology development. ICTPA’s conference is recognized as the leading U.S.-to-Asia platform for information exchange, networking opportunities and business development. It is the top venue to present new findings and learn about the latest technical information in transportation. Detailed conference information is at: http://www.ictpa.org
In keeping with the Silicon Valley location, this year’s conference theme is “Innovation in Transportation" with the following topics:
Day 1: Technical Tour (1-5 pm) and Dinner, May 16, 2019
|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|
|Exploring the Relationship Between Mandatory Helmet Use Regulations and Adult Cyclists’ Behavior in California Using Hybrid Machine Learning Models|
|Detecting Driver Drowsiness with Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Combined with Machine Learning|
|Ambitious Action Plan Tackling Climate Change or Finding Common Ground? A Perspective on the Climate Action Potentials of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act|