Transportation plays a major role in the Inland Empire of Southern California, and the William and Barbara Leonard Transportation Center is the voice for an integrated and sustainable transportation system in our region. The Inland Empire is an inland port region expected to grow exponentially in the logistics and transportation sector. The region, with informed decisions, can use this growth to develop a strong economic base. Our focal points include transportation management, the impacts of technology on transportation and logistics, and transnational studies. Research influences our education initiatives and community outreach efforts, which in turn substantiate policy produced by the LTC. The Center seeks solutions to assist residents, businesses, government and nonproﬁt agencies, and international partners work together on improving sustainability and life in the Inland Empire.
Workforce Development and the Transportation Leadership, Planning, and Performance Institute
In 2016, the Leonard Transportation Center (LTC) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) received funding from the UTC program to assist with professional development opportunities for Caltrans planners. As part of this project, the LTC worked with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at CalPoly Pomona to increase information and access to the AICP certification for Caltrans employees.
Additionally, LTC developed a fully online institute on Transportation Leadership, Planning, and Performance (TLPPI).
In June 2017, we are beta testing this program. If you are interested, please register below. If you are interested in taking the full certification, we will hold the first class in September 2017. Please contact Kimberly Collins, PhD at email@example.com for more information.
The Leonard Family
The Leonard name comes from William E. and Barbara Leonard, San Bernardino residents, business owners, and philanthropists. William “Bill” E. Leonard served on several organization boards and on the California Transportation Commission. To this day their accomplishments still benefit the Inland Empire, and the Leonard Transportation Center continues their commitment to education and transportation issues. In 2006, CSUSB named the new federally funded university transportation center in honor of the Leonard family. The William and Barbara Leonard Transportation Center considers how the larger aspects of globalization impact the local needs of the Inland Empire. Since the Inland Empire acts as an inland port, this Center balances transnational and local policy studies and solutions to improve life and commerce in the Inland Empire.