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The Mineta Consortium for Equitable, Efficient, and Sustainable Transportation (MCEEST), led by the Mineta Transportation Institute at San José State University, is a Tier 1 University Transportation Center funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R).

With the U.S. population expected to reach 404 million in 2060 and the volume of transported goods expected to hit 28.7 billion tons by 2050, incremental improvements in mobility will not be enough. It is not an overstatement to say that transportation of people and goods is the cornerstone of our economy, but it is also at the core of human existence when we consider that transportation—the movement of people and goods—is connection. The difference between having and lacking mobility is the difference between having and lacking opportunity, not only economic opportunities but also educational, social, and, ultimately, opportunities to experience life. MCEEST’s research uses an evidence-based, people-focused approach that addresses the complex nature of today’s mobility challenges—connections to urban and rural regions, to our vulnerable communities, and to our planet as we fight the negative impacts of global climate change. 

MCEEST's Goal: Lead the nation in data-driven, human-centered research that delivers equitable, efficient, and sustainable transportation solutions that increase the mobility of people and goods and strengthen the nation’s economy and global competitiveness. 

  • Objective 1: Create a safer, more reliable, and more resilient transportation system that improves equity through increased access to jobs, housing, services, and other opportunities for historically underserved communities.

  • Objective 2: Reduce transportation’s impact on climate change by identifying feasible alternative modes and effective ways to reduce vehicle miles traveled.

Member Universities

USDOT Progress Reports

The Semi-Annual Performance Report documents MCEEST’s compliance with strategic goals.



Contact Us

SJSU Research Foundation   210 N. 4th Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, CA 95112    Phone: 408-924-7560   Email: mineta-institute@sjsu.edu