Past Events

The Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility organizes or participates in numerous transportation-related events each year. Details about past events, including links to presentations and other relevant resources, when available, are listed below.

Dates Events
January 7, 2024 to January 12, 2024  TRB Presentations 2024

MTI Research Associates and affiliated researchers presented at the 103rd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. This event attracted thousands of transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program covered all transportation modes, with sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. 

Listed below is a summary of many of the presentations, workshops, and poster sessions where MTI researchers showcased their research. 

Sunday, January 7

Title / Session ID / Presenters (MTI affiliates in bold) Time

Innovative Microtransit 2.0

Workshop Session 1071 and Session 1031 - Accelerating Mobility Innovation: Overcoming Challenges and Re-envisioning Opportunities

Adam Cohen

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Learning about Street Harassment on Transit

Workshop Session 1010 - Standardizing Transit Survey Data

Asha Weinstein Agrawal

*Funded by MTI.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Misconduct on Public Transit: An Exploratory Analysis Using the Comments Formerly Known as Tweets

Workshop Session 1033 - How Transit Agencies Navigate Within Our Communities in Crisis

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Dr. Egbe-Etu Etu

*Funded by MTI.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Unsolicited Advice: How to Rethink Procurement and Enable Innovation

Workshop Session 1012 - Open Innovation: Public Sector Engagement with the Private Sector to Advance Innovation

Joshua Schank, Bart Treece, Eric Raamot

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


History, training, and future of pavement preservation and pavement maintenance

Workshop Session 1064 - How Pavement Preservation and Maintenance Relate and the Tools and Techniques for Each

DingXin Cheng

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Establishing Multi-institutional Collaborations

Workshop Session 1039 - Early Academic Successful Careers: Resources and Advice

Karen Philbrick

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Effective Scientific Communication and Outreach

Workshop Session 1039 - Early Academic Successful Careers: Resources and Advice

Susan Shaheen

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Monday, January 8

Transportation Data Utilization in Local Governments’ Sustainable Land Use Decisions

Lectern Session 2026 - The Land Use–Transportation Feedback Loop: New Data and Insights

So-Ra Baek, Dohyung Kim

*Funded by MTI.

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Can Electric Vehicle Carsharing Bridge the Green Divide? A Study of BlueLA's Environmental Impacts Among Underserved Communities and the Broader Population

Lectern Session 2025 - Standing Committee on Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Susan Shaheen, Ziad Yassine and Elliot Martin

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Modeling of Multi-hazard Warning Dissemination Time Distributions: An Agent-based Approach

Poster Session 2052 - Advances in Critical Transportation Infrastructure Resilience

Mohammad Rayeedul Kalam Siam, Michael Lindell, Haizhong Wang

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Exploring Seamless Integration and Policy Implications for Enhanced Interoperability in Mobility on Demand

Lectern Session 2064 - Innovations in Mobility Services: Enhancing Integration, User Choices, and Policy Implications

Jodi Godfrey​, Vishal C. Kummetha, Sisinnio Concas, Lisa Staes

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Pedestrian Performance of New Alternative Intersections with Three-Phase Traffic Signals

Lectern Session 2072 - Safely Designing and Operating Intersections for All Pedestrian Abilities

Anurag Pande​​, Zhiliang Luo, Amirarsalan Mehrara Molan, Joseph Hummer, Stephen Osafo-Gyamfi

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants and Bus Ridership in Orange County, Ca

Poster Session 2112 - Public Transportation Market Research and Pricing Policies: Results and Implications for Practice

Jean-Daniel Saphores, Dr. Farzana Khatun

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


How Will California's Electric Vehicle Policy Impact State-Generated Transportation Revenues?

Poster Session 2218 - Emerging Topics in Economics and Finance

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Humberto Tasaico, Hannah King

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


What Do Americans Think About Mileage Fees and Gas Taxes? Results from Year 14 of a National Survey

Poster Session 2217 - Current Research in Economics and Finance

Hilary Nixon, Asha Agrawal, Adam Azevedo

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Mileage Fees as a Gas Tax Replacement: An Assessment of Public Support and Mileage Fee Rate Preference from a
National Tax Survey

Poster Session 2217 - Current Research in Economics and Finance

Hilary Nixon, Clare Nelson, Asha Agrawal, Gregory Rowangould

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Using Blockchain and Digital Currencies to Building and Finance the Future of Transportation Infrastructure

Poster Session 2216 - Current Research Topics in Public–Private Partnerships

William (Billy) Riggs, Vipul Vyas

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Analysis of Severity Outcomes for School Zone Crashes with an Equity Lens: A Random Parameters Modeling Approach

Poster Session 2236 - School Transportation and Planning Research

Anurag Pande, Ahmed Farid, Emily Lin

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Tuesday, January 9

Infill Housing and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT): A Framework to Support Decision-making for Affordable Housing Development

Lectern Session 3008 - At the Intersection of Development and Transport: Affordability, Vehicle Miles Traveled, and Mode Shifts

Hilary Nixon, Peyton Ratto, Nick Sauciur Shams Tanvir, Anurag Pande, Shishir Mathur

*Funded by MTI.

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Infill Housing and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT): A Framework to Support Decision-making for Affordable Housing Development

Lectern Session 3008 - At the Intersection of Development and Transport: Affordability, Vehicle Miles Traveled, and Mode Shifts

Anurag Pande, Peyton Ratto, Nick Sauciur, Shams Tanvir, Shishir Mathur, Hilary Nixon 

*Funded by MTI.

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


End of the Road: Reimagining the Street as the Heart of the City

Lectern Session 3018 - Reimagining the Roadside: Form, Function, and So Much More

William (Billy) Riggs

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Sustainability Measures of ESCS Backfills for Buried Structures

Lectern Session 3013 - Backfill Considerations, Fire Resistance, and Construction of Culverts and Buried Bridges

Fariborz Tehrani

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Anti Human Trafficking Strategies for Transportation Agencies

Lectern Session 3078 - Anti Human Trafficking Strategies for Public Transit Agencies

Jodi Godfrey, Lisa Staes

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Anti Human Trafficking Strategies for Public Transit Agencies

Poster Session 3119 - Responding to Natural and Humanmade Disasters of Different Scales: Our Society and Our Efforts

Jodi Godfrey, Lisa Staes

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Blockchain and Distributed Autonomous Community Ecosystems: Opportunities to Democratize Finance and Delivery of Transport, Housing, Urban Greening and Community Infrastructure

Lectern Session 3084 - Roadway Context and the Community: Serving Everyone’s Needs

William (Billy) Riggs, Vipul Vyas

*Funded by MTI.

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Examining the Externalities of Highway Capacity Expansions in California: An Analysis of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) Using Remote Sensing Technology

Lectern Session 3198 - Tools and Technology for Managing and Examining Roadside Landscape Assets

Serena Alexander

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Best-Value Weighted Criteria Award Algorithm: Does the Number of Non-Cost Criteria in the Equation Matter?

Poster Session 3219 - AKC 20 (Project Delivery Methods) Poster Session

Maria Calahorra-Jimenez, Gustavo Garcia-Melero

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Towards a Siting Criteria for Edge Lane Roads and Shared Streets

Poster Session 3214 - Bicycle Safety, Planning, and Design: Research to Support Better Bicycling Conditions

Anurag Pande, Michael Williams, Ashok Parasa, Marcial Lamera, Aleksandar Bauranov, Carole Voulgaris 

*Funded by MTI.

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Linking LCA and EPD for Jointed Reinforced Internally Cured Concrete Pavements

Poster Session 3222 - Advancement in Pavement Preservation

Fariborz Tehrani

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


A Random Intercept Latent Transition Analysis (RI-LTA) of Consumer Spending Across Online and In-Person Channels
Through the Pandemic

Poster Session 3216 - The Effects of Information and Communication Technologies on Transportation Choices

Susan Shaheen, Hani Mahmassani, Divyakant Tahlyan, Amanda Stathopoulos, Maher Said, Joan Walker

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Electrification and Justice for All? A Review of Transportation Literature Through the Lens of Equity and Justice

Poster Session 3224 - New Research in Transportation Equity

Susan Shaheen, Aqshems Nichols, Joan Walker

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM


Poster Session

Poster Session 3229 - Vehicle-Highway Automation Posters, Part 2

William (Billy) Riggs

*Funded by MTI.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Wednesday, January 10

TWO RODE, BUT NOT TOGETHER: Gender Commuting Trade-Offs in Two-Worker Households

Lectern Session 4017 - Family Structure and Needs: Impact on Gendered Travel Patterns

Jean-Daniel Saphores, Dr. Rabiul Islam

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Shared Micromobility Fees: Current Patterns, Impacts, and Best Practices

Poster Session 4027 - Omnibus Session on Bicycle Modeling and Shared Micromobility Research

Kevin Fang

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM


Recruitment and Retention of Transportation Construction Inspectors

Lectern Session 4011 - Gaining Perspective in Construction Management

Manideep Tummalapudi, Christofer Harper

8:00 AM - 9:45 PM


Integrated Advanced Air Mobility with Landside First- and Last-Mile Connections

Lectern Session 4067 - Integrated Advanced Air Mobility with Landside First- and Last-Mile Connections

Adam Cohen

*Funded by MTI.

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Success of Incentives to Stimulate Sustainable Commuting Mode Choices of Tech Industry Office Professionals

Poster Session 4073 - Transportation Demand Management, Tolling, and Congestion Pricing Poster Session

Mike Pogodzinski, John Niles

*Funded by MTI.

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Restaurant Food Consumption in the Time of the Pandemic - A California case study

Lectern Session 4017 - Current Trends in Agriculture and Food Transportation

Jean-Daniel Saphores, Dr.Bumsub Park

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
November 8, 2023  Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation  -  Online

WTS-SF Bay Area and the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) of San Jose State hosted this free virtual event "Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation" that introduced 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)
  • Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT)

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

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 focused on the following topics:

  • Practical applications of transit data
  • Transit fare policy
  • Transit equity
  • Transit marketing and outreach strategies
  • Transit-centered multimodal integration (e.g., MaaS)
  • Transit apps and digital payments
  • Microtransit and automated shuttles
  • Bus fleet electrification
  • Post-COVID ridership recovery strategies
  • Opportunities and challenges to transit research implementation


The Symposium was convened by a partnership between APTA, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), University of Florida Transportation Institute, the T-SCORE University Transportation Center, and the Mineta Transportation Institute. 

September 21, 2023  Best Practices in Disaster Public Communications

When disaster strikes and an emergency notification is issued, people are often unsure how to act. They may spend time “milling,” checking in with friends and neighbors, scrolling through sources and social media—trying to decide whether the alert applies to them. Research has shown this can be life threatening. Looking at how community members responded to alerts during the SCU and CZU complex wildland fires in 2020, experts Dr. Frances L. Edwards and Dan Goodrich examine disaster public communications best practices. How can public agencies collaborate with social media organizations to get the right messaging out? How do we ensure messaging engenders immediate, life-saving action? The researchers have also proposed an app that could assist in eliminating time spent milling by speeding up social media investigation by sorting messages via GIS coordinates, time, and more to ensure community members are reading the messages most relevant to them. This webinar, presented during National Preparedness Month, helped viewers gain valuable insights and explore innovative solutions in disaster communication.

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About the Panelist

Frances L. Edwards, PhD
Deputy Director, National Transportation Security Center

Frances L. Edwards, MUP, PhD, CEM, is professor emeritus of political science at San José State University, following 17 years as the Director of the Master of Public Administration program. She is the Deputy Director of the National Transportation Security Center at the Mineta Transportation Institute. A Certified Emergency Manager with over 20 years’ professional experience in California, she has served as acting assistant fire chief for the San José Fire Department, as Budget Analyst for the Irvine, California Police Department, and as Assistant to the City Manager in Florham Park, New Jersey. 


Dan Goodrich
Senior Transportation Security Scientist

Daniel C. Goodrich, MPA, CEM, MEP is a Senior Transportation Security Scientist with the Mineta Transportation Institute at SJSU, and the instructor for “Security Issues for Transportation Professionals” in the Master of Science in Transportation Management program. He is a Certified Emergency Manager, a Master Exercise Practitioner, a Professional Continuity Practitioner and a Certified Security Specialist. He provides emergency management planning and training support to Caltrans and Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority. 

Presenters: Frances L. Edwards, PhD and Dan Goodrich
September 20, 2023  Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition: Information Night

MTI was joined by eager middle school students, dedicated parents, and passionate educators at the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition Information Night. This event served as a gateway to an extraordinary national STEAM competition crafted to educate and engage students by solving our nation’s critical transportation issues. Participants learned how they can participate in the competition, and win prizes as we revealed this year’s #VisionZero2030 competition prompt. 

Learn more about the competition:

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View the 2024 Competition Prompt.

July 10, 2023 to July 28, 2023  Mineta Summer Transportation Institute (MSTI) 2023  -  San José State University

MTI's 2023 MSTI was held weekdays, July 10-28, 2023, M-F 9am-3pm at San José State University. While engaging in stimulating hands-on STEM activities and venturing on exciting local field trips, students learned about transportation innovation and earned 3 transferable college credits in Environmental Studies from San José State University. This program was completely free and open to high school students. 

This program was delivered in partnership with Caltrans and is a crucial step toward building the transportation workforce pipeline. 

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June 28, 2023  Light Rail to Lunch

Light Rail to Lunch encouraged local San José youths to get familiar with VTA’s public transit system. At this event, Catalyze SV, Mr. Barricade, and VTA led participants on a tour around the newly developed area in North San José to highlight features that support the community. The event also included a career panel with VTA.

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

June 25, 2023 to June 29, 2023  2023 WTS Capital Summit  -  College Park, MD

The WTS Capital Summit, a signature program of Transportation YOU, offers students an opportunity to meet transportation industry thought leaders, government and administration officials, and college students beginning their own career journeys in the industry. Historically, the Summit brings high school-aged mentees and transportation professional mentors to the Washington, D.C. area for a 4-day summer program of tours, lectures, and interactive experiences showcasing careers in transportation. Students register to attend the Summit through WTS Chapters.

The Summit provides participants experience in engineering challenges, professional development and leadership skills development, networking events, local tours, and opportunities to learn about core transportation development components, such as accessibility, livable communities, and urban planning. Tours may include the U.S. Department of Transportation; the U.S. Capitol and U.S. Congress, local airports, highway research facilities, the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro), live engineering projects, port operations, and other transportation hubs. The Summit also encourages student attendees to consider a wide variety of future undergraduate and advanced degree opportunities... STEM, engineering, and beyond.

*MTI was a proud co-sponsor of this program.

June 24, 2023  31st Annual Awards Banquet and Convocation Celebration  -  San José, CA

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 held its 31st Annual Banquet and Convocation Celebration at San José State University on June 24, 2023. Joined by our distinguished Board of Trustees, we celebrated our 2023 MSTM graduates, alumni of the year, the winners of the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition, and much more. 

This exciting MSTM celebration included individualized recognition of each graduate and award presentations.

June 2, 2023  Getting to Zero Deaths on Our Roadways: Is the IIJA up to the Challenge?  -  Online

14th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit

The United States faces a public health crisis on its roads. In 2021 alone, almost 43,000 people died in traffic crashes and millions more suffered serious injuries. Secretary Pete Buttigieg calls the situation a preventable crisis—one for which we must take responsibility by recognizing that human lives are not a price to pay for modernity. New funding available through the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides a significant opportunity to reduce crashes through infrastructure redesign. The Mineta Transportation Institute and a panel of national experts discussed the role of infrastructure redesign in achieving a national goal of zero traffic fatalities.

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

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Featured Speaker Fireside Chat Moderator
Robin Hutcheson Karen Philbrick

Robin Hutcheson

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Karen Philbrick, PhD

Executive Director
Mineta Transportation Institute
Keynote Speaker Keynote Speaker Q&A Moderator
Jennifer Homendy Paula Hammond

Jennifer Homendy

15th Chair
National Transportation Safety Board

Paula Hammond

Multimodal National Market Leader, WSP
Chair, American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Board of Directors
MTI Safety Survey Presenter Panelist Panelist
Asha Weinstein Agrawal Mayor Ravi Bhalla Beth Osborne

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD

MTI National Transportation Finance Center

Ravinder S. Bhalla

City of Hoboken

Beth Osborne

Vice President for Transportation and Thriving Communities
Smart Growth America
Panelist Panelist Panel Moderator
Emily Schweninger Tony Tavares Beth Osborne

Emily Schweninger

Senior Policy Advisor, Transportation Health and Safety
U.S. Department of Transportation

Tony Tavares

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Selika Talbott

MTI Research Associate;
Founder and CEO
Autonomous Vehicle Consulting




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