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MTI 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. You can review our past events.

The Mineta Transportation Institute is deeply involved with many surface transportation issues. Our experts are available to speak with the news media about many topics, including autonomous vehicles, bicycle and pedestrian safety, congestion, high-speed rail, intermodal connectivity, public transit, transportation planning and policy, transportation security, and workforce issues.

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Alverina Weinardy
Director of Operations

Hilary Nixon
Deputy Executive Director

Dates Events
July 30, 2024 Uncharted Territory: 2024 Cybersecurity Insurance and Transit Landscape

12:00-12:30p.m. (PT) | Link to register.

Cybersecurity threats are everywhere, and no organization is immune. While the volume of cyberattacks has increased exponentially, the bigger concern for most transit agencies is that the  average cost to recover from successful attacks has skyrocketed. While many transit operators have taken steps to improve cyber resiliency, others continue to assume they will not be targeted. How are insurance companies and regulators responding? Don’t miss insight from the experts about recent evolutions in the cyber risk landscape and the impacts on transit. Expert speakers will provide recommendations on how the different segments of the market can work together to manage the risk of cyber attacks in “Uncharted Territory: 2024 Cybersecurity Insurance and Transit Landscape.” Join the conversation on Tuesday, July 30th at 12:00p.m. (PT).


  • Scott Belcher, Research Associate, MTI; Co-Founder, Cybrbase, LLC
  • Todd Chollet, Risk Advisor and Cyber Practice Leader, Sunstar Insurance Group

Moderator: Hilary Nixon, PhD, Deputy Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)

*0.5 PDH credit available

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Presenters: Scott Belcher & Todd Chollet
September 9, 2024 to September 11, 2024 7th International Conference on Women and Gender in Transportation (WGiT)  -  Irvine, CA

Convened by TRB, the 7th International Conference on Women and Gender in Transportation (WGiT) will be held September 9-11, 2024 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. The conference theme is Progress and Possibilities: Bridging Perspectives. It highlights how far recognition of gendered issues in transport have come, while also noting the important work ahead to bridge inequities. This will work require spanning disciplines, departments, scales, and organizations.

The Call for Abstracts - Presentations, Panel Sessions, and Non-traditional Submissions closes February 21, 2024.

Join us in sharing research and practical applications that highlight how gender considerations can be incorporated into the traditionally male dominated transport sector, a sector that is a contributor to economic growth, broadens access to health, education services, and employment, and more. The conference theme—Progress and Possibilities: Bridging Perspectives—highlights how far recognition of gendered issues in transport have come, while also noting the important work ahead to bridge inequities, work that will require spanning disciplines, departments, scales, and organizations. We are seeking individual presentations as well as pre-organized panels of three or four presentations on a particular theme, workshops, and roundtables. Abstracts may present original research, practical experiences, case studies, and/or solutions to policy concerns. We will accept presentations of work that has been published recently or is currently under consideration for publication. We are looking for presentations related to any mode or modes and infrastructure: aviation, roadways, active transportation, airports, transit, freight, rail, water, and space. We welcome submissions from countries of all levels of income.

The committee hopes to organize a Women and Gender in Transport Special Collection for publication in Transportation Research Record: The Journal of the Transportation Research Board following the conference. Stay tuned for more details.

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*MTI is a proud co-sponsor of this conference.

October 22, 2024 to October 24, 2024 2024 “Research to Practice” Transit Symposium  -  Online

The 2024 “Research to Practice” Transit Symposium will take place October 22-24, 2024. The symposium will take place online and streamed on YouTube. As the transit industry is poised to take advantage of the largest transit and rail investment in our lifetimes, the symposium provides a platform where transit experts share insights on how evidence-based research is being or can be, used to make the most of these opportunities in a changing environment. This year’s symposium will focus on the following topics:


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