How hydrogen could be part of the solution for abundant, cleaner air alternatives to fossil fuels will be the topic of the August Regional Mobility Dialogue Series of the Leonard Transportation Center at Cal State San Bernardino.
The free dialogue, “Hydrogen and Clean Air Technologies: Preparing for the Future,” is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 8-10 a.m. and will take place virtually. Online registration is required; link to the videoconference will be provided upon registration. Attendance is limited to the first 50 registrants, and pre-registration is required. Go to the online Dialogue Series Registration Form to register.
The presentation is the fourth of six new dialogues for 2022 on topics relevant to the future of transportation in the Inland Empire. The series is open to the public with platinum level sponsorship from HNTB Corp., the San Bernardino International Airport and Ontario International Airport.
Speakers in this session are:
- Matt Gregori – Clean energy technology scout, SoCalGas
- Tim Sasseen – director, market development and public affairs North America, Ballard Power Systems
- Al Burgunder – director, clean hydrogen, Linde Inc.
- Roland Cordero – director, maintenance and vehicle maintenance, Foothill Transit
With the current emphasis on new cleaner energy technologies, the transportation sector is on the verge of major transformation. Although hydrogen has been known as a fuel source since the 17th century, recent advancements in hydrogen technology offer promising solutions to air pollution and the adverse impacts on climate generated by the use of fossil fuels in the transport sector. Not all hydrogen is equal, but this fuel source can provide a cleaner, more secure and potentially more affordable approach to energy intensive transportation endeavors, such as long-haul trucking, public transit bus fleets, and even passenger vehicles.
Through this dialogue, experts will discuss how hydrogen can be part of the solution for cleaner air and a more sustainable fuel source for tomorrow.
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 mobility challenges in Southern California is much more likely when people from all walks of life are engaged in the conversations.
Kimberly Collins, the 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. For more information, visit www.csusb.edu/ltc.
2022 Platinum Sponsors
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. 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 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
- Woodruff, Spradlin, & Smart
- Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
- Guida Surveying Inc
- GLA Corporation
- Foothill Transit Agency
- Lane Construction
- PPM Group, Inc
- Sully Miller Contracting Co.