Inland Empire Regional Mobility Dialogue Series continues with ‘Innovations in Goods Movement’

In the fifth session of 2021, industry experts examine how innovation is changing the logistics sector of the transportation system. 

ONTARIO, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2021) – Now in its fourth year, the Regional Mobility Dialogue Series of the Leonard Transportation Center at Cal State San Bernardino is presenting the fifth of six new dialogues on the future of transportation in the Inland Empire. The next dialogue, titled “Innovations in Goods Movement,” will be held October 19 via live videoconference.

The series is open to the public with platinum level sponsorship from HNTB Corporation, San Bernardino International Airport, and San Bernardino Valley College.

In this session, transportation industry experts will share insights on goods movement and the possibilities for the future.

Speakers are:

  • Gretchen Ivy, group director, HNTB, will discuss the I-10 Smart Freight Corridor
  • Rebel Brown, vice president of strategy & marketing, Quantum Computing, Inc. – streamlining logistics efficiencies through quantum computers
  • Mario Orso, project corridor director, Caltrans District 11 – Otay Mesa East and SR-11 public-private partnership to facilitate freight movement across the U.S.-Mexican border

Anyone traveling through the Inland Empire recently has experienced the importance of the logistics sector to the region. Heavy-duty vehicles fill the roadways as goods move within and through the region. This increase in goods movement traffic has grown with the rise of e-commerce—leading to further congestion and environmental impacts. Yet, there are exciting innovations that promise relief. These include alternative fuels for heavy-duty trucks; technological improvements in the management of the supply chain; planning and civil engineering advancements; and public-private partnership solutions. This October, the Regional Dialogue will look at innovations and advancements that will impact how the logistics sector functions in the region.

Following the presentations, attendees will engage in a facilitated discussion with an opportunity to share concerns and ideas with transportation professionals, policy makers, students and each other. Transportation experts from the platinum sponsors will facilitate this discussion and bring their experience and expertise to benefit the dialogue.

As part of CSUSB, the Leonard Transportation Center brings 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 of all walks of life are engaged in the conversations.

Kimberly Collins, LTC executive director, said, “We are energized by the success of our first three years and 2021 is setting the bar even higher. We invite anyone interested in being part of the conversation and solution to join us for this innovative and engaging series.”

This dialogue, to be held on Tuesday, October 19 from 8-10:00 a.m., will be held via a live videoconference. A link will be provided upon registration. Attendees can register free of charge. Attendance is limited to the first 50 registrants, and pre-registration is required. To register, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1scFQlcsS46jw1BxURlT52hdd9XV5sBZo4KFlNQPp2mE/edit#responses