Balancing the Race to Zero Emissions in Transportation: Envisioning a Future With an Integrated Energy System
The event is Hybrid, hosted by Omnitrans, and a brief tour of the facility is available following the event.
Address: 1700 West 5th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411
The facility is at the corner of Fifth St. and Medical Center Dr. Enter on Medical Center Dr., at the second driveway north of Fifth St.
Attending Online: We will be sending the Zoom link the week before the event.
N.B.: let us know if your plans have changed by February 17, 2023 -- email: email@example.com
In efforts to contribute balance towards a sustainable future, the transportation sector is finding new ways to integrate the combination of electric and hydrogen into mobility and supportive infrastructure. There are a variety of stakeholders across the region working towards a new transportation system that will change the way our communities look and function. Join us as we explore the potential that an integrated energy system has and how it will create positive impacts for the future.
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Jan C. Harnik was elected to the Palm Desert City Council in 2010. Complementing her service on the Council, Jan serves on the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) Transportation Committee and on the Coachella Valley Conservation Commission. Additionally, she is President of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), chairing SCAG’s Regional Council and Executive Administration Committee, and serving on the Transportation Committee, Legislative/Communications and Membership Committee, and the Emerging Technologies Committee.
Jan also serves on the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), and as a member of RCTC's Budget and Implementation Committee, and Audit Committee. Knowing the importance of visitors to Palm Desert and the surrounding Coachella Valley, Jan represents the City of Palm Desert on the Executive Committee of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau.
She serves on the executive board for the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP), is a member of the McCallum Theatre's Board of Trustees, and in her personal time is co-president of the Girlfriend Factor – an organization dedicated to helping local disadvantaged women, 25 years of age and up, re-enter the work force by providing grants for education.
As past president of the Palm Desert High School Foundation, a non-profit corporation supporting academic excellence at Palm Desert High School, Jan worked with the organization from 2002 until 2012 spearheading multi-year efforts to raise funds and to distribute resources to support and improve every student’s academic performance.
Recognizing the value of volunteerism and the increased quality of life it brings to our community - and to the volunteer - Jan is dedicated to volunteering and encouraging others to do so. She believes that volunteers continue to make Palm Desert the wonderful place that it is and that the community's willingness and commitment to giving back supports an even brighter future. "We don't love our community because it is great," Jan says. "Our community is great because we love it."
Jan moved to the Coachella Valley in 1977. She and husband Brian have raised five children, all of whom attended Palm Desert High School and gone on to graduate from U.C. Santa Barbara, Cal State Fullerton, U.C. Riverside, U.C. Davis, and Cal Poly Pomona. Jan is also a member of Palm Desert Noon Rotary Club and the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce. In the private sector, Jan works as the manager of a professional office building. Her hobbies include early morning workouts, hiking desert hillsides, nutrition and cooking, and gardening.
Marvin D. Moon has been with Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) for four years as the Assistant General Manager for Power Delivery. He is responsible for all aspects of power delivery including distribution and transmission, engineering, substation and power dispatch.
He is also Pasadena Water & Power’s Electric Vehicle Program’s supporting management sponsor and a long-time advocate for electric transportation. In his time at PWP, he supported construction of several large public EV charging infrastructure installations. This includes the Marengo EV Charging Plasa, the largest public fast charging plaza in the US that supports all fast-charging standards.
Victor Lopez is the Director of Transit and Rail Programs for the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority. He is a professional Civil Engineer with more than 18 years of experience in project delivery of major capital projects ranging from planning through project close-out. He has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University.
Andrew has spent the last 15 years focused on projects that decarbonize transportation. He brings relationships throughout the clean transportation sector, deep expertise in emissions reduction programs and a strong understanding of the U.S. DOE’s priorities around emissions reduction. He is recognized as a national U.S. DOE Clean Cities Leader for his work as consulting services director for Clean Fuels Ohio. Andrew has secured $58 million in competitive funding for clean transportation projects and has implemented EV pilot projects across the country. Most recently, Andrew’s work at HNTB has included assisting in the successful delivery of 10 NEVI plans and now assisting with various implementation activities with 13 DOTs.