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William and Barbara Leonard Transportation Center

About the LTC

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.

What's New at the LTC 

Gear up for Data Science career pathways in the Inland Empire

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The three-year NSF grant aims to create flexible pathways for Data Science education in the Inland Empire region, a collaboration between CSUSB, UCR, San Bernardino Valley College, Riverside City College, Moreno Valley College and Norco College.

 The LTC received a three-year, $250k grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support new programs in preparing the next generation of data scientists. The program known as the DS-PATH partnership aims to create flexible pathways for Data Science education in the Inland Empire region. Through community partnerships, internships and fellowship programs, DS-PATH will help to broaden participation in the data science-enabled fields. The partnership consists of six Hispanic Serving Institutions with a total award of $1.5M from the NSF (HDR DSC Award #2123444#2123271#2123313). Dr. Yunfei Hou will serve as the grant’s principal investigator for CSUSB.

 

 

2022 Dialogue 1: Workforce Development: Empowering the Inland Empire’s Talent Pool

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IfotcqtzEcg?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch #LTCtalks 2022 Dialogue 2: Optimizing Transportation Equity Through Big Data YouTube Video</a>

Learn more about the this year's Dialogue

How students help to improve campus parking - Dr. Yunfei Hou 

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UV80nKN91ps?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch Watch How students help to improve campus parking | Yunfei Hou | TEDxCSUSB YouTube Video YouTube Video</a>

Learn more about the Campus Parking Project. 

 

 

LTC Student Research Challenge

LTC Student Research Challenge 2021-2022: Bus Departure Offset Prediction

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/y7hfb250jbM?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch Bus Departure Offset Prediction YouTube Video</a>

 

Learn more about this year's LTC Student Research Challenge

 

LTC Student Research Challenge - 2021-2022: Using Big Data to Quantify Public Transit Equity

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-RsNdpZlKzQ?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch LTC Student Research Challenge - 2021-2022: Using Big Data to Quantify Public Transit Equity YouTube Video</a>

 

The Inland Empire Student Research Challenge 

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VSnGZKl_euE?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch The Inland Empire Student Research Challenge (2020-2021) YouTube Video</a>

 

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.

William E. Leonard History Archives

Over the years, Mr. Leonard's civic leadership has included chairing the California Highway Commission (1973-77) and the California Transportation Commission (CTC, 1985-93). He had a strong presence in the National Orange Show, serving as its president in 1966. He was also a member of the State Athletic Commission and the University of California at Riverside Foundation.

In addition to being a member of the State Athletic Commission , he chaired the San Bernardino Valley College Foundation Board and served as a trustee of the St. Bernardine's Hospital Foundation. He was an active member in the community and took part in a number of other local boards and charities.

Mr. Leonard had a multitude of accomplishments and his legacy lives on through the Leonard Transportation Center. To learn more about his life's work, click the link below to access his historical documents. 

Arrowhead CEO Award 1999 William Leonard

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hMGhCqJUC6E?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch Arrowhead CEO Award 1999 William Leonard YouTube Video</a>