Welcome to the William and Barbara Leonard Transportation Center
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 informs our approach to addressing these matters. Research also 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.
Cal State San Bernardino picked to help find U.S. traffic solutions
by Mark Muckefuss/Staff Writer, The Press Enterprise
Published: Jan. 9, 2017 Updated: Jan. 10, 2017 6:35 a.m.
Cal State San Bernardino has been selected as one of 18 institutions that will take part in a U.S. Department of Transportation program to study transportation issues facing the nation.
Presented by the Leonard Transportation Center
Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration
California State University, San Bernardino
In their pioneering book, Megacommunities, Mark Gerencser, Reginald Van Lee, Fernando Napolitano, and Christopher Kelly set forth an innovative framework for addressing the increasingly complex and seemingly intractable public policy issues associated with six critical U.S. infrastructures, including the transportation infrastructure.
The authors recommend a new engagement type―a megacommunity―which recognizes that complex problems and transformational projects cannot be resolved by a single stakeholder or even by circumscribed groups of stakeholders. A megacommunity is a sphere in which stakeholders voluntarily join together around a compelling issue of national importance, and follow a set of practices and protocols that make it easier for them to achieve results. The participants remain interdependent because their common interest compels them to work together, even though they might not see mutual problems in the same way.