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MTI organizes or participates in several transportation-related webinars each year. You can find leading transportation experts at all of these webinars, making them an excellent resource for professional and research insights. You can also view our past webinars.

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May 26, 2022 2022 MSTM Capstone Showcase  -  Online

6:00 - 8:00p.m. (PT) | Link to Register.

Join students from the Master of Science in Transportation Management program at San José State University as they present their final capstone research projects. This interactive event will provide opportunities to meet with the students and learn about their research and key issues in the field of transportation.



Gloria Abdullah-Lewis

Interim Procurement Manager for Services (retired), BART
Capstone: Evaluation of the Pedestrian Infrastructure in the City of Vallejo's Equity Priority Communities


Abu-Bakr Al-Jafri

Senior Transportation Engineer, Caltrans
Capstone: Comparing The Construction Manager General Contractor and The Traditional Design Bid Build Project Delivery Methods


Chantal Alatorre

Planner, County Los Angeles Department of Beaches and Harbors
Capstone: Rethinking Success: Evaluating Caltrans' $20 Million Adaptation Planning Grant Program


Reece Allen

Climate Change Coordinator, Caltrans
Capstone: The Impact of Sea Level Rise on Caltrans District 7 Roadways: Verifying Roadway Vulnerability Along the State Route 1 Corridor


Adam Barth

CEO, Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority
Capstone: The Impacts of Providing Free Fares on Public Transit in Stanislaus County


Aaron Disman

Senior Manager, LA Metro
Capstone: Improving Rail Vehicle Reliability by performing Component Overhauls at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Leonardo Fewell Figueroa

For-Hire Vehicle Administration Manager
Capstone: Evaluating Current Transportation Regulation Efforts and Practices to Assist the Taxicab Industry


Lilian De Loza Gutierrez

Capstone: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Metro's Community Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Leila Hajalilou

Transportation Engineer, Caltrans
Capstone: Caltrans Project Delivery: Pre-COVID and During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Issa Ibrahimi

Capstone: The Effectiveness of California High-Speed Rail Authority's Public Engagement in 2020


Chris Johnson

Manager of Train Operations, Caltrain
Capstone: Caltrain Customer Satisfaction


Misha Kaur

Capital Improvement and Environmental Program Manager, City of Pinole
Capstone: Evaluating the effectiveness of the Richmond-San Francisco Ferry Route


David McFeely

Adjunct Professor, San Jose State University
Capstone: Understanding the Effectiveness of San Jose’s Community Based Organization (CBO) Engagement Model in Engaging the Community on Transportation Planning Initiatives.


Julia Mertz

Senior Civil Engineer, BART
Capstone: Non-Traditional Phase II MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Water) Permittees: How can agencies advance community and environmental benefits related to their stormwater programs without busting their budgets?


Aung Min Naing

Transportation Engineer, Caltrans
Capstone: Evaluating the Complexity of Caltrans’ Traffic Census Program Management and Traffic Data Usage Process


Trisha O'Connor

Assistant Administrative Analyst, BART
Capstone: Love it or Hate it? A Deeper Look into Community’s Opinion about the City of Oakland’s Slow Street Program Implemented on Ney Avenue


Meredith Park

Capstone: Overcoming Barriers That Discourage the Use of Public Transit to Get Kids to and From School in Redwood City, CA


Christina Prosperi

Associate Transportation Planner, Caltrans
Capstone: Doing More With Less: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mobile Laser Scanning in State Departments of Transportation


Kerwin Rice

Bus Operator, LA Metro
Capstone: The Federal Transit Administration Response to COVID-19 for Public Transit


Chandrim Sharma

Construction Engineer, BART
Capstone: Evaluation of the Effect of AB 2034 on California Rail Operators


BJ Takushi

Senior Manager Wayside System, LA Metro
Capstone: An Inquiry into Rail Accident Data on LA Metro's Rail System


Jay Washburn

Capstone: Americans with Disabilities Act Regulations and Their Effectiveness in Regulating Evolving Non-Traditional Paratransit Service Models


Calvin Wong

Maintenance Specialist Leader, LA Metro
Capstone: Best Practices of Los Angeles Metro and Los Angeles Trade Technical College in the Joint Apprenticeship Committee Program

Esbeidy Gonzalez Wongmoung

Bus Operations Supervisor, OCTA
Capstone: The Orange County Toll Roads: An Equity Concern for Low-Income Families​


June 3, 2022 13th Annual Mineta National Transportation Policy Summit: Mapping the Route to Equitable Road User Charges

10:00a.m - 12:00p.m. (PDT) | Link to register.

The accelerating transition to electric vehicles brings new urgency to discussions on how to replace fuel taxes with other broad-based, reliable sources of transportation revenue. From Wyoming to Delaware to California, more and more state legislatures are considering mileage fees, regions like the San Francisco Bay Area are considering expanded tolling, and New York City is within reach of adopting a congestion pricing proposal. Overlaying these discussions is a persistent call to consider the equity of any new charges on drivers. How will the charges impact low-income drivers? Does payment require access to banking tools that are not universally available? This event will explore proposals including fee rates that vary by driver income, vehicle characteristics, or time and place, and equity-centered policies for responding to non-payment of tolls or other fees.

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

2 PDH credits available to attendees. CM credits pending.

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Featured Speaker Keynote Speaker Q&A Moderator

Congressman Peter DeFazio

House Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure
for the 117th Congress

Polly Trottenberg

Deputy Secretary
US Department of Transportation

Jeff Morales

Managing Principal
InfraStrategies, LLC
Panel Moderator Panelist Panelist

Stephanie Wiggins

Chief Executive Officer
Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Transportation Authority (LA Metro)

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD

MTI National Transportation
Finance Center

James Corless

Executive Director
Sacramento Area
Council of Governments (SACOG)
  Panelist Panelist  

Reema Griffith

Executive Director
Washington State
Transportation Commission

Hasan Ikhrata

Executive Director
San Diego Association
of Governments (SANDAG)


September 23, 2022 Transport and the Triple Bottom Line Summit 2022: Transit Lessons Learned from the Pandemic (So Far)  -  Online

This event has been rescheduled to September 23, 2022. 

10:00a.m - 4:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register.

The Transport and the Triple Bottom Line Summit seeks to explore the concept of 'sustainable transport,' leaving attendees with a fuller understanding, and most importantly, a definition for the term. Panelists and speakers include an array of national experts, practitioners, and scholars on social equity and transport, the environmental impact of transport, financial mechanisms for secure and continuous operations, as well as, decision-makers currently involved in California's notable public-private partnerships. Further, conference panelists include leaders in the advocacy, public, private, P3, and nonprofit sectors. Integrating existing discourse and studies on sustainability and Elkington's and Savitz's Triple Bottom Line, attendees leave with a holistic and objective definition of sustainable transport, allowing all parties the ability to confidently and equally assess and explain such transport.

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

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