The William and Barabra Transportation Center is located in the College of Education Building in room CE 214.
The Leonard name comes from William E. and Barbara Leonard, Inland Empire residents and philanthropists. Mr. Leonard served on the California Highway Commission from 1973-1977; paved the way for the Interstate 215; and served on the California Transportation Commission from 1985-1989 and 1993-1997. He also advocated for establishing CSU-San Bernardino, and his son William R. Leonard served five terms in the California State Assembly and served in the State Senate from 1988 to 1996. In honor of the Leonard family, the Leonard Transportation Center (LTC) uses research and education to analyze and address the issues surrounding transportation, livability, and the economy.
There is a strong need in the region for data driven decision making and the education of future public and private leaders in the transportation field. The LTC, working with its sister universities in the region, UCR and CPP, will fill this need. This includes multidisciplinary research and education with affiliated faculty from public administration, supply chain management, cyber-security, computer science, chemistry, health sciences, criminal justice, geology, anthropology, and geography. A Memorandum of Understanding is also being developed between CSUSB, UCR, and CalPoly Pomona to bring on additional faculty from environmental sciences, civil engineering, and urban and regional planning. The focus is on multimodal, technology based solutions with people, place, and the economy in mind.
The Leonard Transportation Center continues to promote community led partnerships that address transportation challenges and issues to improve the quality of life in the Inland Empire.