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Events

Mobility Dialogue Series

Mobility is key to the Inland Empire’s future economic growth and quality of life.  This dialogue series has been developed to address the numerous regional projects and initiatives designed to improve mobility. Advanced technology will be the dominant factor in our automobiles, rail transportation, the movement of freight, and the organization of our communities. Few will doubt the assertion the change we are about to face is at least as great in the 21st Century as was the transportation changes that occurred in the early 20th Century as we moved from horse and buggies to planes, trains, and automobiles.

As exciting as this impending future may be, it is very important to remind ourselves that we live in a democratic society in which an informed electorate is the best guarantee of a strong and stable society.  However, given the rapid pace of events, most people today are not informed about the many issues related to the immanent changes in our transportation infrastructure, few are aware the many transportation-related projects and initiatives, and fewer still are involved in any meaningful way in the decisions that are being made.  There are differing opinions regarding the magnitude of the problems and the relative merit of various potential solutions.  Moreover, there is currently no authoritative place that people who are not directly involved in ongoing discussions can go to obtain a comprehensive overview of our mobility needs, the related social concerns, and the projects and initiatives now being discussed to address them. This past year the Leonard Transportation Center hosted a series of six educational and interactive breakfast dialogues bringing together community leaders like you in a discussion of how to best address the region’s mobility needs. The 2018 series was successful in bringing together policymakers and thought leaders from both the public and private sectors as well as CSUSB faculty experts, students, and members of the public to address a number of transportation challenges, issues and solutions.  After receiving positive feedback from the first six series, we will continue the series in the Inland Empire, including the Coachella Valley.  There will be 9 Dialogues at locations in total throughout the region.

Coachella Valley Series
The Coachella Valley luncheons will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. The cost is $25 for regular admission to each Dialogue, $60 for advance purchase of all three Dialogues, and $10 for students (ID required).  This price includes lunch and conference materials.  We would like to thank our sponsors:  The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, Coachella Valley Association of Governments, and One Future. See below for the specific topics. 

Inland Empire Series
The Inland Empire breakfast dialogues will begin at 7:30 a.m. and each dialogue will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m.  The cost to attend this series is $25 for regular admission each event, $120 for advance purchase of the full series, and $10 for students (ID required). This dialogue series is made possible through the support of the San Bernardino Airport Authority. The specific topics can be found below. 

Your voice is important! Please join your fellow community leaders as we discuss these important topics.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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