Leonard Transportation Center explores integrating Smart City concepts into local transportation infrastructure
In the third Inland Empire Regional Mobility Dialogue of 2019, experts address how Smart City concepts can improve transportation.
ONTARIO, Calif. (June 10, 2019) – In its second year, the Regional Mobility Dialogue Series of the Leonard Transportation Center at Cal State San Bernardino is presenting 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, a national infrastructure solutions firm, and the San Bernardino International Airport. This year’s third dialogue will be on June 25, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1755 Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino.
In this session, titled “Integrating Smart City Concepts into Local Transportation Infrastructure,” attendees will hear from three noted experts:
- Jason Anderson – CEO, Cleantech San Diego
- Kjeld Lindsted – Product manager, NoTraffic
- Adrian Pearmine - National director of smart cities and connected vehicles, DKS Associates
Following the presentations, 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 bring their experience and expertise to benefit the dialogue.
Technology is making it possible for everyone, and everything, to be connected. Cities have begun to harness the power of this “internet of things” technology through the creation of Smart City projects. In the realm of transportation, these concepts are being leveraged to take on the challenges of improving mobility, reducing traffic congestion, improving safety and improving the environment.
The upcoming dialogue will particularly look at the ways the Inland Empire can adopt Smart City concepts to address these challenges in our own unique setting. The panel of experts will provide an in-depth look at the general concept of Smart Cities and provide a look into different initiatives being undertaken by municipalities and businesses in our region.
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, 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 dialogues is $25 per session, $10 for students. Registration fees cover a continental breakfast and conference materials. Parking is free. Attendance is limited to the first 50 registrants, so early registration is recommended. To register, click here.
About 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. Today, the LTC is working to expand its research and student engagement programs. Focal points include transportation management and governance issues, development of new technologies, and transnational studies. Their vision is to work collaboratively to seek solutions to assist residents, businesses, government and nonproﬁt agencies, and international partners to work together on improving sustainability and quality of life in the Inland Empire. For more information, visit www.csusb.edu/ltc.
About San Bernardino International Airport (SBD)
Conveniently located in the heart of the Inland Empire, close to major freeways and just 60 miles from Los Angeles, SBD International Airport is strategically positioned to meet growing aviation activity including: cargo, business aviation, general aviation, and commercial airlines by providing competitive rates for aviation companies and local businesses looking to stretch their wings and expand their horizons. With extensive stretches of pristine runway and acres of prime land available for aviation development, SBD International Airport is ready to help our community and region reach new destinations.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States and California, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from eight office locations in the state that employ approximately 320 full-time California professionals. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.