Mineta Transportation Institute
is a national University Transportation
Center and a Center of Excellence specializing in surface transportation policy studies. The Institute also offers accredited graduate education
programs - including masters' degrees and graduate certificates - through its affiliation with San Jose State University.
The Institute, founded by US Transportation Secretary (retired) Norman Y. Mineta, is funded by the US Congress through the US Department of Transportation (US DOT), with additional grants from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and other public and private sources.
In January 2012, MTI was granted $3.49 million to lead a consortium of nine universities, the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC). The grant will fund transit-related research,
workforce development, technology transfer, and education.