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 Tuesday, May 22, 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 at the Mobility Dialogue Series webpage.

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 at the Mobility Dialogue Series webpage.

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. 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 the Leonard Transportation Center website.  

About HNTB

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. With more than a century of service, 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 the HNTB website.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit