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Fresno State Transportation Institute

Past Events

All information on past events hosted by or in collaboration with the Fresno State Transportation Institute are located here. This page will be updated periodically as soon as upcoming events have been completed.

FSTI Year 6 + 7 Research Project Presentations

On May 09, 2024 FSTI hosted a Research Project Presentations.  This event was a celebration of the transportation work of both the faculty and students at the Fresno State Transportation Institute (FSTI) accomplished in the last two years. It included presentations for about 26 different projects. Attendees could walk around freely, view the posters, and talk directly with the presenters. 

Flyer for Research Project Presentations

Program of Presenters



Fresno International Transportation Innovations / PEDAL 2023 Summit


On October 27, 2023, the Fresno International Transportation Innovations Summit / PEDAL 2023 was hosted by the Fresno State Transportation Insitute with the help and sponsorship of regional and international partners. This year's conference aimed at gathering transportation professionals, policymakers, and other active and multi-modal transportation proponents around the world to promote safe and sustainable transportation design, planning, and policy through urban diplomacy and continued partnership.

Visit the FITI / PEDAL 2023 Website for more info!
Summit Program (PDF)

The objective was to promote and encourage sustainable transportation in the greater Fresno region and beyond, which suffers greatly given its geography, and the health burdens of air pollution generated by fossil-fuel-based transportation and agricultural systems, as well as climate-related wildfire smoke. Through a regional and international effort of shared best practices in a variety of cities throughout the United States, Germany, and other countries, the PEDAL 2023 Summit fostered newfound relations within the industry of city planning and transportation.


2023 K-12 Railroad Model Competition


FSTI hosted the first K-12 Railroad Model Competition on April 29, 2023 at the Fresno State Satellite Student Union for nine teams from Fresno County and their families. The schools were Big Creek Elementary (two teams), Firebaugh Middle School, Grant Elementary School (two teams), Sanger West High School, Tenaya Middle School, and Washington Elementary School. They received a kit and board full of equipment, courtesy of Walthers, Inc. to develop a railway plan to make it the most cost-efficient, long-lasting, and touristic railway with the culmination on competition day. The schools were assigned invaluable coaches/mentors who helped with the design and build of the models. Some even went to the schools to personally help.

2023 Railroad Model Competition

2022 FSTI Open House and Transportation Research Showcase

On December 6th, the Fresno State Transportation Institute (FSTI) researchers and students presented their foremost research findings and discussed how these innovations lend themselves to enhancing safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation systems for all users. Attendees from the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), the Fresno County Public Works and Planning Department, and Fresno State University met at the Fresno State Smittcamp Alumni House for this session. The showcase concluded with a campus tour utilizing an electric bus provided by the Fresno County Rural Transit Authority (FCRTA), promoting sustainability and local innovation.

The agenda for this event can be found below.

2022 FSTI Open House Agenda (PDF)

Click here to visit the FSTI Open House and Transportation Research Showcase webpage for more information.

2019 Fresno Regional Transportation Innovations Summit

The 2019 Fresno Regional Transportation Innovations Summit was a joint production of Fresno State Transportation Institute and Fresno Council of Governments, designed to provide an opportunity for hundreds of residents, professionals and stakeholders to become familiar with the latest in advanced, clean transportation technology through an up-close and personal experience. It also brought together businesses and individuals that have invested in cleaner transportation technology, to share their successes and challenges with the community.

2019 Summit Pamphlet / Details (PDF)

Four projects of the FSTI CSUTC Grant Projects were presented by their PIs at the 2019 Fresno Regional Transportation Innovations Summit on 10/23/2019. To view the reports of each project, click the reports below.

  1. "Effective Communication Message Strategy for Enhancing Traffic Safety in Fresno County: The Role of Time Horizon, Locus of Control, and Regulatory Focus" project was presented by Dr. Samer Sarofim.
  2. A Multi-objective Optimization Model to Minimize the Gap in Accessibility to Multiuse Paths While Maximizing the Economic Efficiency of Active Transportation Investments for Fresno, California” project was presented by Dr. Chih-Hao Wang.
  3. "Securing the Emerging Autonomous and Connected Vehicles for Greater Community Livability," project was presented by Dr. Shahab Tayeb. 
  4. "Youth Design the Future of Transportation for Their Community” project was presented by Dr. Christian Wandeler.

Click here to visit the 2019 Summit webpage for more information.

2018 San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Summit

Fresno State’s Transportation Institute and CALSTART hosted the Clean Transportation Summit on Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. This event was free and open to the public and was in partnership with the Fresno State Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED), San Joaquin Valley (SJV) Clean Cities Coalition, SJV Electric Vehicle Partnership, and the SJV Natural Gas Partnership, with support from the State of California Energy Commission and the Fresno Council of Governments. Registration and sponsorships.

2018 SJV Clean Transportation Summit Agenda (PDF)

More than 200 attendees participated in the two-day event on March 14th and 15th that featured 30 vendors at the forefront of revolutionizing the clean transportation industry. Additionally, vehicle displays and ride n’ drive demonstrations were located throughout the Save Mart Center parking lots, highlighting the latest electric and natural gas vehicles for commercial and residential use. Dealership representatives from Hedrick’s Chevrolet, Lithia Nissan of Clovis and Future Ford of Clovis were in attendance to demonstrate the capabilities of their inventories, including the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus. Read more information on the event here.

Click here to read an article on the 2018 SJV Clean Transportation Summit from Fresno State News.

Click here to view the official Eventbrite page for the 2018 SJV Clean Transportation Summit