Regional Mobility Dialogue Series continues with ‘Improving Mobility Through Big Data’

In the fourth session of 2021, industry experts and student researchers examine how big data can be used to improve and optimize transportation systems

ONTARIO, Calif. (Aug. 6, 2021) – Now in its fourth year, the Regional Mobility Dialogue Series of the Leonard Transportation Center at Cal State San Bernardino is presenting the fourth of six new 2021 dialogues on topics relevant to the future of transportation in the Inland Empire. The next dialogue, titled “Improving Mobility Through Big Data” will be held Aug. 24 via live videoconference.

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

In this session, attendees will hear from transportation industry experts and student researchers about how big data is being used to understand and solve mobility challenges in the Inland Empire and beyond.

Speakers in this session are:

  • Antoinette Meier, director of mobility and innovation, San Diego Association of Governments
  • Joshua Landis, planning manager, Foothill Transit Agency
  • Jeremiah Bryant, director of strategic development, Omnitrans
  • Kristin Warsinski, director of planning, Riverside Transit Agency

Also speaking will be LTC Research Challenge students:

  • Holly Chea, – business intelligence, CSUSB
  • Martin Collazo, computer engineering, CSUSB
  • Preston Reed, computer science, UCR
  • Jai Radhakrishnan, computer science, UCR
  • Sheng Tan, civil engineering with emphasis on geospatial engineering, CPP
  • Daniel Uyematsu, civil engineering, CPP

The transportation industry needs better strategies to understand and manage time constraints. These constraints have implications across the entire transportation spectrum, including the movement of goods, services and people. In addition to transit agencies, logistics and supply chain operators also are focusing heavily on the possibilities that big data offer to help drive efficiencies. Both public and private entities are realizing the benefits of data-driven decision making, seeing opportunities for operational performance increases, fuel consumption decreases, and improved customer loyalty.

In this dialogue, experts and student researchers will look specifically at the role big data will play in solving transit and mobility issues in the Inland Empire. How can big data be used to improve and optimize transit operations systems? What are the implications beyond transit?

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 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, Aug. 24 from 8:00 to 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: bit.ly/LTCtalks-AUG2021.