Upcoming Events

The Mineta Consortium for Equitable, Efficient, and Sustainable Transportation organizes or participates in numerous 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.

Dates Events
April 25, 2024 Winner Announcement: 2024 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition  -  Online

1:00-1:30p.m. (PT) | Link to Register.

In celebration of the 2024 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, join USDOT Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research, Development, and Technology's Director Dr. Firas Ibrahim and MTI's Executive Director Dr. Karen Philbrick for the annual winner announcement. 

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, 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, we have teams competing from California and Oklahoma, including the Hamlin School, Peter Hansen Elementary School, Julius Cordes Elementary School, Juan Cabrillo Middle School, Kennedy Middle School, Shawnee Middle School, Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council - Boy Scouts of America, Tom Matsumoto Elementary School, Troop 492 - Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Troop 492 - Cupertino Rotary Club, Thornton Middle School, William Hopkins Middle School, and Christa McAuliffe Middle School.

May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024 SVBC's Bike Month and Bike to Wherever Days

Join Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition for Bike Month and Bike to Wherever Days!

Whether you bike every day or once every couple of months — or want to learn how — you’re invited to join thousands in celebration of the humble bicycle. May is Bike Month, and we’d love to have you, your friends and your family pledge to ride with us for Bike to Wherever Days, Thursday - Saturday, May 16 - 18.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Pledge to Ride during Bike to Wherever Days. Your pledge is free. It supports healthy, safe and joyful community and biking. And we’ll help make your great rides happen.

  • Bay Area Bike Challenge - 30,000 Miles for 30 Years of BTWD. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bike to Work Day by participating. Take the Challenge.

  • Celebrate with our great lineup of free biking classes and rides in your area to help you roll, our events calendar, plus a free, specially designed Bike to Wherever Days 2024 tote bag, enthusiastic support from Energizer Stations in your neighborhood, and chances to win prizes from local bike shops.

  • Spread the word of Bike to Wherever Days 2024 — see the media kit.

  • We need you! We’re seeking Energizer Station hosts now and volunteers for bike-bag stuffing and distribution parties and more!

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

May 17, 2024 Beyond the Pump: Rethinking Transportation Funding Without the Fuel Tax  -  Online

15th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit

10:00a.m - 12:00p.m. (PT) | Link to Register.

While the climate benefits from booming electric vehicle sales, the nation’s transportation system faces an unfortunate predicament: less gasoline and diesel purchased means dwindling fuel tax revenue. Fuel tax revenue provides a core funding source for operating, maintaining, and improving transportation systems, so policymakers must find a replacement as soon as possible. This event explores such options as mileage fees, higher annual vehicle fees, or abandoning the user-pay principle and relying on general fund revenue.

See here for more information and recordings from past events in the series.

2 PDH credits available to attendees. 

2 CM credits pending.

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  • MTI Tax Survey Presenter: Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center

  • Panel Moderator: David “Davey” S. Kim, MTI Trustee; Senior Vice President & Principal, National Transportation Policy and Multimodal Strategy, WSP

  • Panelists:

    • Carlos Braceras, Executive Director, Utah Department of Transportation

    • Jeff Davis, Senior Fellow, Eno Center for Transportation

    • Ed Sniffen, Director, Hawaii Department of Transportation

    • Tim Gatz, Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Presenters: Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, Carlos Braceras, Jeff Davis, David S. Kim, Tim Gatz, Ed Sniffen
May 22, 2024 Emergency Preparedness in Motion: The Role of ICS in Transportation

10:00-10:45a.m. (PT) | Link to register.

If a wildfire, earthquake, or cyber emergency impacts a transit system—what happens next? How do transportation agencies respond in an emergency? The use of an Incident Command System (ICS) allows for a uniform response method for emergencies and is required by FEMA and the FHWA. ICS, however, is rarely used by transportation personnel. Join transportation and emergency response experts for a discussion of the pros and cons of implementing ICS training for field-level transportation supervisors and staff. Don’t miss this opportunity to better understand emergency response best practices in our industry.


  • Frances L. Edwards, PhDDeputy Director, National Transportation Security Center

  • Dan GoodrichSenior Transportation Security Scientist, National Transportation Security Center

Moderator: Karen Philbrick, PhD, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)

*0.75 PDH credit available

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Presenters: Frances L. Edwards, PhD and Dan Goodrich
June 29, 2024 32nd Annual Awards Banquet and Convocation Celebration  -  San José, CA
5:30-9:30p.m. (PT)* | Link to register. 
*5:30-6:45p.m. networking reception

To ensure the efficient movement of people and products, we must prepare a new cohort of transportation professionals who are ready to lead a diverse, inclusive, and equitable transportation industry. To that end, MTI is proud to announce its 32nd Annual Banquet and Convocation Celebration at San José State University on June 29, 2024. We welcome our esteemed trustees, generous sponsors, local leaders, graduates, friends and family to gather and commemorate the advancements made in our industry.

Join our distinguished Board of Trustees as we celebrate our 2024 MSTM graduates, alumni of the year, the winners of the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and much more.

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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.



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