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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.

For media requests, please contact:

Alverina Weinardy
Director of Operations

Hilary Nixon
Deputy Executive Director

Dates Events
September 26, 2023 Perfecting Your Scholarship Application  -  Online

12:00- 1:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register

Scholarship season is here!

Join us for a free virtual event to learn tips for perfecting your scholarship application for a better chance at funding your education! Speakers are joining from transportation associations such as the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), California Transportation Foundation (CTF), and Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS). Learn about each association's scholarship programs, and get ready to submit yours!

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


October 11, 2023 Empower Girls, Amplify Young Voices: International Day of the Girl  -  Smythe Cubhouse, San José, CA

3:45p.m.- 6:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register

Join us as we engage key female role models across industries to inspire young girls in the community. International Day of the Girl (IDG) is a global observance dedicated to championing the rights and empowerment of girls everywhere.

This event is an annual and internationally recognized observance on October 11th. Like its adult version, International Women's Day (March 8), International Day of the Girl acknowledges the importance, power, and potential of adolescent girls. At the same time, this day is designated to eliminate gender-based challenges that little girls face around the world. By empowering girls through education, skills training, and mentorship, we can dismantle barriers and create a world where every girl can flourish. Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley will be celebrating the entire week of October 10th-15th, and observing the 11th with an event.

To learn more about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley's website

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

October 24, 2023 to October 26, 2023 2023 “Research to Practice” Transit Symposium  -  Online

The 2023 “Research to Practice” Transit Symposium is now accepting abstract submissions from transportation researchers and professionals to be considered for presentation. Please submit your abstract by filling out this questionnaire by August 18, 2023. For accepted presentations, presenters will be requested to submit their presentation by October 15, 2023.  The Symposium will take place October 24-26, 2023. The symposium will take place online and streamed on Youtube. As the transit industry strives to Build Back Better after COVID-19, we provide a platform where transit experts share insights on how evidence-based research has been translated into routine practice.

November 8, 2023 Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation  -  Online

5:30p.m.- 7:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register

WTS-SF Bay Area and the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) of San Jose State invite you to join us for a free virtual event "Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation." It will introduce university students and emerging professionals to Northern California transportation organizations that offer networking, professional development opportunities, and/or scholarship opportunities. 

Participating organizations include:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • American Planning Association (APA
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT)
  • Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)
  • Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITS California)
  • Latinos in Transit (LiT)
  • Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS)

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