The dramatic growth in e-commerce, which is leading to delivery challenges and changing the transportation landscape, will be the focus of a June 28 dialogue held by the Leonard Transportation Center at Cal State San Bernardino.

The dialogue, Deciphering Last Mile Delivery: How Does It Work?” and presented via live videoconference, is the third of six new dialogues for 2022 relevant to the future of transportation in the Inland Empire. The Regional Mobility Dialogue Series of the Leonard Transportation Center is now in its fifth year.

This dialogue will be from 8-10 a.m. A link to the live 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, fill out the Dialogue Series Registration Form.

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

In this session, attendees will hear from transportation industry thought leaders about how the dramatic growth in e-commerce is leading to delivery challenges and changing the transportation landscape. 

Speakers in this session are:

  • Scott Strelecki – program manager II, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Goods Movement Business Unit
  • Bruce DD MacRae - vice president, UPS U.S. Government Affairs
  • Salim Youssefzadeh – CEO, WattEV

E-commerce has become an important part of commercial trade in the 21st century. Businesses and consumers rely upon an efficient and effective transportation and logistics system to receive purchased goods. Last mile delivery — getting packages to the final destination — is the most complex part of the goods movement cycle.

Both businesses and governments are working to understand the impacts, and costs, of last mile delivery. Improving efficiency, reducing cost and minimizing negative impacts are all important factors being considered. In this virtual event, regional experts and leaders will decipher the inner workings of the last mile from a holistic point of view — meeting the needs of business, government and consumers. 

Following the 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.

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 we invite anyone interested in being part of the conversation and solution to join us for this year’s innovative and engaging series.”

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. 

2022 Platinum Sponsors

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 108 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. 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, San Bernardino 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 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. Follow @flyONT on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Additional 2022 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Metrolink
  • Woodruff, Spradlin, & Smartf
  • 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.

LTC event flyer for June 28.