Sixth National Garrett Morgan on Sustainable Transportation Symposium

Sixth National Garrett Morgan on Sustainable Transportation Symposium


The Mineta Transportation Institute brought together experts in surface transportation and students from elementary, middle, and high schools to discuss sustainable transportation topics on March 28, 2006. The goal was to introduce the students to transportation-related careers and to inspire them to pursue the academic curricula that would lead to success in those careers. Students from California, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., participated in a videoconference, during which they heard a keynote statement from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta.

The students also presented project proposals for innovative transportation alternatives during the videoconference. The presentations were followed by a moderator-led question-and-answer period featuring peer review of the projects and discussions of the young people's perceptions of critical transportation issues that they will face in the future. This publication is an edited summary of the March 28, 2006, event.


March 2006


Air quality
Fuel cells
bus rapid transit
Magnetic levitation
Solar powered vehicles
Transportation safety