Innovations in Goods Movement will be the topic of the fifth of six new 2021 dialogues in the Regional Mobility Dialogue Series of the Leonard Transportation Center at Cal State San Bernardino.

The talk will be held from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, via live video conference. Participants will receive a link to the video conference stream upon registration. Attendees can register free, and is limited to the first 50 registrants. Pre-registration is required. Register online at the October 19th Dialogue Series Registration Form webpage.

Now in its fourth year, the dialogues focus on issues relevant to the future of transportation in the Inland Empire. 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 who will share their ideas about what is happening today in goods movement and the possibilities for the future. 

Speakers in this session are:

  • Gretchen Ivy, group director HNTB, Inc., will discuss the I-10 Smart Freight Corridor;
  • Rebel Brown, vice president of Strategy & Marketing, Quantum Computing, Inc., will discuss streamlining logistics efficiencies through quantum computers; 
  • Mario Orso, project corridor director, Caltrans District 11, will discuss the Otay Mesa East and SR-11 public-private partnership to facilitate freight movement across the U.S.-Mexican border; and 
  • Troy Musgrave, director of Process Improvement for Dependable Supply Chain Services, headquartered in Los Angeles. 

Anyone who has travelled through the Inland Empire recently has experienced the importance of the logistics sector to the region. There are many heavy-duty vehicles on our 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 related to sector 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 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 from all walks of life are engaged in the conversations.

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

About Leonard Transportation Center
The William and Barbara 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 William and Barbara Leonard Transportation Center website.

2021 Platinum Sponsors

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.

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 107 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, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

About San Bernardino Valley College
San Bernardino Valley College will become the college of choice for students in the Inland Empire and will be regarded as the alma mater of successful, lifelong learners. We will build our reputation on the quality of our programs and services and on the safety, comfort, and beauty of our campus. We will hold both our students and ourselves to high standards of achievement and will expect all members of the college community to function as informed, responsible, and active members of society.

Additional 2021 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Ontario International Airport
  • Metrolink
  • Woodruff, Spradin, & Smart

Silver Sponsors

  • Advance Civil Technologies Inc.
  • EXP
  • Guida Surveying Inc.
  • GLA Corporation
  • HDR
  • Foothill Transit Agency
  • Omnitrans
  • Lane Construction
  • PPM Group Inc.
  • Sully-Miller Contracting Co.
  • S2 Engineering
  • VCS Environmental