Leonard Transportation Center Highlights Transportation Technology
Session Will Address the Role of Technology to Provide Mobility Solutions in Transportation Industry
Ontario, Ca. – The Leonard Transportation Center at Cal State San Bernardino is presenting the third in a series of six dialogues on topics relevant to the future of transportation in the Inland Empire. The series is open to the public and sponsored by HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm. The third program will take place on May 22, 2018, at CSUSB, starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Santos Manuel Student Union, room 215/216.
In this session, titled “Can Technology save Us?” attendees will hear from noted transportation experts including:
- Jason Pack, principal with Fehr & Peers and expert on emerging mobility solutions and their potential impacts on our lives;
- Thomas Allen, sales and marketing executive, Phoenix Motor Cars; and
- David Pickeral, internationally recognized mobility and transportation technology consultant.
The session will be moderated by Matt Burris, deputy city manager for community and economic development for the city of Rancho Cucamonga. Following the presentation, attendees will engage in a discussion with an opportunity to share their concerns and ideas with transportation professionals, policy makers and each other. Transportation experts from HNTB will facilitate this discussion and will bring their experience in transportation technology to benefit the dialogue.
Along with a look at emerging transportation technologies that have the potential to radically change the way we get from here to there, the dialogue will also seek to explore questions related to whether all of these changes are truly beneficial.
“There are numerous challenges to consider with respect to regulations, certifications, infrastructure, travel costs, traffic management, safety and psychological barriers,” said Greg Hulsizer, HNTB toll market practice leader and vice president. “This dialogue will address the real possibilities and challenges of these rapidly approaching technological advances in transportation.”
One of Phoenix Motor Cars electric vehicles will be on display for participants immediately following the dialogue.
As part of CSUSB, the Leonard Transportation Center is interested in bringing people together to provide the facts, discuss the major issues, and work to resolve them. The center is committed to the notion that finding solutions to the mobility challenges in Southern California is much more likely when people from different walks of life are engaged in the conversations. Kimberly Collins, LTC executive director and an associate professor of public administration at CSUSB, said, “We invite anyone interested in being part of the conversation and solution to join us for this innovative and engaging series.”
The cost for the series is $30 per session. Registration fees cover a continental breakfast, parking on campus and conference materials. Attendance is limited to the first 50 registrants, so early registration is recommended. To register, click here.
The fourth dialogue in the series is titled “Autonomous and Connected Vehicles – Will They Make Things Better or Worse?” and is scheduled for July 31. More information and registration details are available here.
About The Leonard Transportation Center
The Leonard Transportation Center (LTC) at California State University, San Bernardino opened in 2006 with a focus on regional transportation needs. The vision of Bill and Barbara Leonard was to create a center that focuses on the unique transportation opportunities and challenges the Inland Empire faces. For more information, visit www.csusb.edu/ltc.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. HNTB’s work in California dates back to its founding in 1914. Today, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in California from seven office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. For more information, visit www.hntb.com
About Cal State San Bernardino
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually.