4:30 PM16:30

2018 MTI Convocation & Banquet

Please join us for the 26th Annual MTI Banquet ... it is a convocation ceremony, awards banquet, networking event for transportation professionals, and an elegant evening out ... all rolled into one, at the grand ballroom of the Student Union at San Jose State University.  Some say it's the party of the year.  Find all the details here: www.mticonnect.org/convocation.

View Event →
6:30 PM18:30

MOVIE AND GALA: Norm Mineta's Story

Join the MSTM alumni and current students for the screening of “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy” on May 10, 2018, 7:00 pm at the Castro Theater in San Francisco.

The screening begins at 7 PM with an introduction, followed by showing the documentary from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, followed by a moderated Q&A with Norm Mineta from 8:30 PM to 9 PM. The gala with appetizers and drinks is at the Asian Art Museum from 9:30 PM to midnight.   The Asian Art Museum is located 1.7 miles from the Castro Theater; both are close to Market Street and numerous transit lines including the historic streetcar and Muni light rail (K, L, M lines).

Former San Jose mayor, Democratic congressperson, cabinet secretary, founder of the Mineta Transport Institute (MTI), veteran, and World War II incarceration camp survivor, Norman Mineta’s life premiers on the big screen in Dianne Fukami and Debra Nakatomi’s “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy.” It has been selected as the Opening Night film as part of the Center for Asian American Media’s (CAAM) film festival, or CAAMFest36.

“An American Story” highlights the challenges Mineta and his family faced while incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming as an 11-year old boy, inspiring him to become a community leader. Considered a man of many firsts, Mineta, according to producers Fukami and Nakatomi, personifies the dreams and aspirations of the Asian American community.

Ticket Information

Ticket Promo Code: MTICAAM

Screening and Gala rate: $50 (General Admission is usually $65)

Screening Only Ticket rate: $25 (General Admission is usually $35)

If you have any questions please contact:
Irma Garcia,  MTI Communications and Workforce Development Coordinator


View Event →
12:00 PM12:00

MTI Pot Luck & BBQ in Santa Cruz, California on April 29, 2018

Alumni, faculty (past and present),  current students, and families (significant others and children welcome) are invited to join us for some fun and networking at the scenic home of one of your esteemed alumni … our MTIAA Vice President, Donna Maurillo.   The location is in Santa Cruz, California (a 40-minute drive from the San Jose State University campus).  It’s a pot luck, so bring your favorite dish or some items to put on the grill.  Please RSVP (include head count) with Brandi Childress (Brandi.Childress@vta.org).  She will send you the address of the home. 

DATE: Sunday, April 29, 2018

TIME: 12:00 Noon to 4:00 P.M.

Looking forward to seeing everybody!


View Event →
MTI Happy Hour on April 19, 2018
4:30 PM16:30

MTI Happy Hour on April 19, 2018

  • el jardin tequila bar & restaurant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us at the: MTI Happy Hour on April 19, 2018

In case you haven't heard the news, Viviann Ferea is retiring, after years of dedication to the students of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) Masters of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM) degree and certificate programs.  Join us on April 19 and/or April 29 for a fond farewell!  Viviann is expected to be in attendance at both events.

Please join us for a toast in honor of Viviann's retirement from MTI! 
Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 PM

El Jardin -Tequila Bar and Restaurant
368 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

[attendees pay for their own drinks/food]

Please RSVP or send your gift to Viviann at this link: 

Note that it includes a payment option to contribute toward a gift for Viviann.  Using this link, you can send a gift, even if you are unable to attend the Happy Hour in person.  

If you have kind words, congratulations and memories you'd like to pass along to Viviann, Brandi Childress is collecting those.  You may e-mail them to Brandi at brandi.childress@vta.org. 

View Event →
5:30 PM17:30

2017 MTI Banquet and MSTM Convocation Ceremony

Mineta Transportation Institute's
25th Annual Board of Trustees'
Convocation and Scholarship Banquet
Please join Secretary Norman Mineta and our distinguished Board of Trustees
to celebrate the 2017 Masters of Science in Transportation Management graduates.
June 17, 2017
Wine Reception at 5:30pm Dinner at 6:45pm
San Jose State University

Please contact Jill Carter at: jill.carter@sjsu.edu
or call 408-924-7561 with questions and your RSVP.

Details at:


View Event →
4:30 PM16:30

2016 MTI Convocation & Banquet

Commonly referred to as "the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) graduation," this is in fact a convocation ceremony, awards banquet, networking event for transportation professionals, and an elegant evening out ... all rolled into one, at the grand ballroom of the Student Union at San Jose State University.  Some say it's the party of the year.  Find all the details here: www.mticonnect.org/convocation.

View Event →
5:00 PM17:00

MTIAA Happy Hour

Former MSTM alumni president Ward Thomas is leaving his job at Stanford to work at -- ta da!!! -- Facebook. Several of his friends are meeting for celebratory drinks. Here are the details:

Who: YOU

What: Happy Hour with E. Ward Thomas

When: Wednesday, October 7 at 5pm

Where: Macathur Park, 27 University Avenue, Palo Alto (adjacent to Palo Alto Transit Center/Caltrain)


Feel free to share this with anyone who knows Ward and/or will buy him a drink.

View Event →
5:00 PM17:00

Annual San Jose Sharks Hockey Game

Sharks vs. Avalanche - Game Starts at 7:30

Pregame warm up at The Poor House Bistro starts at 5:00 p.m.

The Poor House Bistro is San Jose's New Orleans Joint. The Poor House brings the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans to the San Jose Downtown area. 

In the past we have a great time at the Poor House Bistro connecting with each other before the game

Cost: $65 with 25 or more sign ups OR $75 with less than 25 people signing up.

Price includes a game ticket with some food and beverages before the game.

If you are interested, email MTIConnect@gmail.com with amount of tickets requested.


View Event →