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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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September 26, 2023 Perfecting Your Scholarship Application  -  Online

12:00- 1:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register

Scholarship season is here!

Join us for a free virtual event to learn tips for perfecting your scholarship application for a better chance at funding your education! Speakers are joining from transportation associations such as the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), California Transportation Foundation (CTF), and Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS). Learn about each association's scholarship programs, and get ready to submit yours!

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

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

The 2023 “Research to Practice” Transit Symposium is now accepting abstract submissions from transportation researchers and professionals to be considered for presentation. Please submit your abstract by filling out this questionnaire by August 18, 2023. For accepted presentations, presenters will be requested to submit their presentation by October 15, 2023.  The Symposium will take place October 24-26, 2023. The symposium will take place online and streamed on Youtube. As the transit industry strives to Build Back Better after COVID-19, we provide a platform where transit experts share insights on how evidence-based research has been translated into routine practice.

The Symposium Steer Committee invites abstract submissions for two types of sessions:

  • Researcher + practitioner sessions: we invite pairs of researchers and practitioners to jointly present a research project that addresses a practical issue important to a transit agency, metropolitan planning organization, and department of transportation. Please describe the project background, the partnership, and how the research findings are or will be used to improve transit practice. Each pair of presenters is allocated ~15 min for presentation and ~5 min for Q&A.
  • Regular sessions: traditional presentations where an individual presenter share transit-related research. Each presenter is allocated ~12 min for presentation and ~5 min for Q&A.

We are especially interested in the following topic areas:

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


  • Abstract Deadline: August 18, 2023
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification: September 1, 2023
  • Presentation Submission: October 15, 2023
  • Symposium: October 24-26, 2023

The Symposium is 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.

Questions? Contact the following:

Chad Riding
Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transit
(916) 907-2212

Dr. Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan
Assistant Professor & UFTI Transit Lead
Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering

November 8, 2023 Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation  -  Online

5:30p.m.- 7:00p.m. (PT) | Link to register

WTS-SF Bay Area and the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) of San Jose State invite you to join us for a free virtual event "Connect for Your Career: An Introduction to Professional Associations in Transportation." It will introduce 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 Public Works Association (APWA)
  • 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)

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