Leonard Transportation Center announces Regional Mobility Dialogue “Transportation Entrepreneurs – Looking to the Future”

In its sixth and final session of the 2020 series, experts to virtually address opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship in the transportation field.

ONTARIO, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2020) – Completing its third year — and following five well-attended sessions in 2020, the Regional Mobility Dialogue Series of the Leonard Transportation Center at Cal State San Bernardino continues its series on topics relevant to the future of transportation in the Inland Empire. The next dialogue, titled “Transportation Entrepreneurs – Looking to the Future,” will be held on Dec. 15, 2020, 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, attendees will hear from transportation industry entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship thought leaders about the challenges and opportunities created by rapid changes in the policy and technology environments. Discussion also will include how these changes will create space for new thinking and new business opportunities in the Inland Empire and beyond. Speakers in this session are:

  • Mike Stuhl, program director, CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship
  • Zachary Browne, founder, Token Transit
  • Daniel Brown, manager, LN Academy, Lucas-Nulle
  • Phil Silver, transportation sector leader, Amazon Web Services

The transportation sector, as with most industry sectors today, is subject to rapidly advancing technologies, government regulations and market forces. These advancements are creating new challenges, but also new opportunities for entrepreneurs. In the Inland Empire, programming and opportunities are needed to help entrepreneurs seize opportunities and prepare the workforce to respond to challenges. The possibilities stretch from the retail sector and its relationship to transportation and logistics to the possibilities of an all-electric fleet in the near future. What does entrepreneurship look like for the transportation sector and how will it change the landscape moving forward? What programs and tools are available to help entrepreneurs transform transportation and mobility? In this dialogue, our experts will discuss how to provide the right tools and business environment to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.

Following the presentations, attendees will engage in a 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 all walks of life are engaged in the conversations.

Kimberly Collins, LTC executive director, said, “We invite anyone interested in being part of the conversation and solution to join us for this innovative and engaging series.”

This final dialogue on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 from 8-10:00 a.m., will be held virtually via a live videoconference. A link to the videoconference 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: http://bit.ly/RMDS-Dec15