SJSU’s Mineta Transportation Institute Executive Director Joins APTA Board

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November 15, 2021
San José, CA

Dr. Karen Philbrick, Executive Director of the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University, joins the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors. 

APTA’s core mission is connecting people and ideas to strengthen and champion public transportation, prioritizing the industry that keeps our nation moving.

Dr. Philbrick and MTI are committed to groundbreaking research paving the way to a more equitable and sustainable future, including leading two competitively-selected consortiums: the California State University Transportation Consortium (CSUTC), which unifies the efforts of the 23-campus California State University system, and the US Department of Transportation-funded Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility (MCTM) program. MTI’s multidisciplinary research explores contemporary transportation challenges to improve access to equitable, safe, and efficient mobility options at the core of people’s quality of life.

Her unique placement and understanding of academia, community organization, and government leadership, makes Dr. Philbrick an invaluable addition to the APTA board. Her ongoing efforts to diversify and educate the transportation workforce will add value to APTA’s active efforts to cultivate professional development and career opportunities, “Best and Next” practices, education programs, and expert guidance supporting public transportation policies. 

For more information on MTI and Dr. Karen Philbrick’s other committee and board commitments please visit our website



At the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San Jose State University (SJSU) our mission is to increase mobility for all by improving the safety, efficiency, accessibility, and convenience of our nations’ transportation system. Through research, education, workforce development and technology transfer, we help create a connected world. Founded in 1991, MTI is funded through the US Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security, the California Department of Transportation, and public and private grants, including those made available by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB1). MTI is affiliated with SJSU’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business.


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