“Optimizing Equity Through Big Data” is the topic of a via live video conference on Tuesday, April 19, by the Regional Mobility Dialogue Series of the Leonard Transportation Center at Cal State San Bernardino. This session, the second of six new dialogues for 2022, is set for 8-10 a.m..

Attendees will hear from transportation industry thought leaders about how to better understand transportation equity through the use of big data.

Speakers in this session are:

  • Christopher Tzeng – program manager, Western Riverside Council of Governments
  • Darin Welch – national geospatial and virtual engagement manager, HNTB Corp.
  • LTC Student Research Team – Holly Chea, MBA program, CSUSB; Preston Reed, computer science, University of California, Riverside; and Sheng Tan, civil engineering, Cal Poly  Pomona.

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

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, visit the LTC Regional Mobility Dialogue Series – Optimizing Transportation Equity Through Big Data.

Big data can play a significant role in transportation equity, from identifying new opportunities for efficiency to supporting increased inclusiveness for communities and stakeholders.

Several organizations in the region – including transit agencies, the private sector and local government – have been working to address transportation equity issues. In the quest to better understand underlying equity issues and impacts of activities, an increasing number of these agencies and businesses are embracing the possibilities and opportunities offered through the use of big data.

Since big data, AI and intelligent technologies emerged, many positive changes have occurred in the transportation industry. Stakeholders throughout the system can better identify the underlying issues and more clearly see the impacts of decisions being made by transportation agencies, businesses and individuals.

Following presentations, attendees will engage in a discussion with an opportunity to share concerns and ideas with panelists, 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.

The series, now in its fifth year, focuses on topics relevant to the future of transportation in the Inland Empire.

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.

Kimberly Collins, LTC executive director, said, “We are energized by the tremendous success of our first four years and invite anyone interested in being part of the conversation and solution to join us for this year’s innovative and engaging series.”

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 www.csusb.edu/ltc.

2022 Platinum Sponsors

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With 108 years 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, and program and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

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. For more information, visit https://www.sbdairport.com/

About Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the fastest growing airport in the United States, according to Global Traveler, a leading publication for frequent fliers. Located in the Inland Empire, ONT is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport which, before the coronavirus pandemic, offered nonstop commercial jet service to 26 major airports in the U.S., Mexico, Central America and Taiwan. More information is available at https://www.flyontario.com. Follow @flyONT on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Additional 2022 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Metrolink
  • Woodruff, Spradlin, & Smart
  • SoCalGas
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

Silver Sponsors

  • EXP
  • Guida Surveying Inc
  • GLA Corporation
  • Foothill Transit Agency
  • Lane Construction
  • Omnitrans
  • PPM Group, Inc
  • Sully Miller Contracting Co.