Past Events

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.

Dates Events
January 13, 2019 to January 17, 2019 98th Transportation Research Board Meeting   -  Washington, DC

Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future.

Research Associates with the Mineta Transportation Institute presented at this annual conference at the Washington Convention Center. The meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops focused on the spotlight theme for the 2019 meeting: Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future.























































January 12, 2019 MTI Board of Trustees Meeting  -  Washington, DC

Led by Chair Grace Crunican, General Manager of Bay Area Rapit Transit (BART), the board held its Winter meeting to discuss the success of the previous year and desired growth for the next. 

December 13, 2018 VivaCalleSJ: Showcase of Student Learning  -  San José, CA

SJSU students, faculty, and San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) gathered to illustrate how data collected from the assessent of VivaCalleSJ 2018 is being used to provide new insights into the evaluation content and process. the data demonstrated how City and University collaboration helped build community and social capital in San José as well as enhanced student learning.


1:00 p.m.


1:05 p.m.


Background of Viva Calle Assessment Collaboration

-Asha Weinstein Agrawal:

-Katherine Cushing:

-Mike Tkalcevic:

1:15 p.m.

Focus: Data Collection and Descriptive Statistics

Students enrolled in Political Science 195: Political Inquiry taught by Professor Mary Currin-Percival, Ph.D.


Presenters: Albert Alkakos, Jana Kadah, Joaquin Andrade, Sydney Smith, Felipe Rodriguez-Garcia

Contributors: Lauren LaBorde, Talia Cabrera, and Jasnoor Bhandal

1:45 p.m.

Focus: Two-Variable Analysis

Students enrolled in Sociology 104: Quantitative Research Methods taught by Jason DeHaan, M.S.


Presenters: Rachel Klug, Aspyn Audibert, Jhon Simon, Cassandra (Cassie) Mayoral

2:05 p.m.

Focus: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Li Yu Oon, Student enrolled in Economics 108: Cost-Benefit Analysis taught by Prof.Matthew Holian, Ph.D.

2:15 p.m.

Focus: Qualitative Data Analysis; interviews with business owners, residents living nearby

Malaika Best, Marybeth Bowman and Matt Gustafson, Master’s Students enrolled in Urban Planning 280: Streetscape Intervention Analysis taught by Professor Gordon Douglas, Ph.D.

November 7, 2018 MTI's Sips with Scholars presents: Dr. Richard Willson  -  San José, CA


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November 7, 2018 MTI Visiting Scholar Presents: Dr. Richard Willson  -  San José, CA


Check out Dr. Willson's career workshop presentation

November 7, 2018 MTI Visiting Scholar Presents: Dr. Richard Willson  -  San José, CA

Check out Dr. Willson's career workshop presentation

November 7, 2018 MTI's Sips with Scholars  -  San José, CA

Check out the presentation slides.

October 24, 2018 MTI Visiting Scholar Series presents: Dr. Martin Wachs   -  San José, CA

MTI Visiting Scholar Presents: Dr. Martin Wachs  -  San José, CA

Missed it? We've got the video here for you!

Need a closer look?Check out Dr. Wach's PPT presentation here

October 24, 2018 MTI Visiting Scholar Presents: Dr. Martin Wachs  -  San José, CA

Missed it? We've got the video here for you!

Need a closer look?Check out Dr. Wach's PPT presentation here

October 18, 2018 to October 19, 2018 PedsCount! 2018  -  San José, CA

This year at PedsCount!, we foregrounded the complex relationships between walk-friendly environments, housing, and equity in our collective efforts to advance healthy, sustainable, and just communities. We considered the past, present and future of housing and transportation in California. How did we get here? How can we build better interdisciplinary coalitions? And what role do technology and social justice have in the future of planning communities?  

Theme 1 – History of California Cities: planners and advocates make many assumptions in their understanding of the clockwork rules of creating inclusive, sustainable cities from scratch—however, we never start from scratch. Every generation inherits the conflicts, vulnerabilities, and resiliencies of the last. Without understanding that history—from colonialism to redlining, to suburbanization and urban renewal, what chance do we have to create processes and solutions that include the needs and voices of everyone?

Theme 2 – Here and Now: a scarcity model of advocacy that pits housing, mobility, and equity against one another is doomed to fail. With limited and often restricted resources, how can we prioritize building holistic movements that seek collective, aligned impact to advance a more just built environment? Is “NIMBY vs YIMBY” a useful lens for advancing equity in the built environment? How can advocates for walking & rolling, social justice, and sustainable development align our goals and strategies more effectively? Are there inherent conflicts to planning for short term stability and long term sustainability, and how should that conflict inform our approach?

Theme 3 – Future Proof: new and emerging technologies—from autonomous vehicles (AVs) to on-demand ride-hail services and electric-assist bikes and scooters—are changing the way we move and plan for movement at a breakneck pace and transforming neighborhoods in the process. Instead of asking whether technology is good or bad, let’s ask: what mobility challenges are we prioritizing and how can communities, cities, and innovators work towards a tech culture that puts health, safety, and inclusion first?