The William and Barabra Transportation Center is located in the College of Education Building in room CE 214.
The Leonard Transportation Center opened in 2006 with a focus on regional transportation needs. The vision of Bill and Barbara Leonard was to create a center that focuses on the transportation opportunities and challenges the Inland Empire faces. Today, the LTC is working to build a research and student engagement program. Our focal points include transportation management, the impacts of technology on transportation and logistics, and transnational studies. The Center seeks solutions to assist residents, businesses, government and nonproﬁt agencies, and international partners to work together on improving sustainability and life in the Inland Empire.
The Inland Empire is an inland port region expected to grow exponentially in the logistics and transportation sector. Growth came about from market forces related to location, the global movement of goods, and technological advancements. The region, with informed decisions, can use this growth to develop a strong economic base. This expansion might also burden the transportation infrastructure and the environment. Therefore, the Inland Empire needs data driven decision making to address this growth, and future public and private leaders need education and experience in transportation to meet future demands. The LTC working with its sister universities in the region, UCR and CPP, will ﬁll this need.
The LTC will organize multidisciplinary research and education to meet the needs of the Inland Empire. Affiliated CSUSB faculty work in 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 Center emphasizes multimodal, technology based solutions with people, place, and the economy in mind.
Jack Brown Hall (pictured above) houses the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA). The CBPA sustains the LTC with resources, faculty support, and a curriculum that prepares students to lead the transportation industry and business sector. William E. and Barbara Leonard, San Bernardino business owners and philanthropists, also provided invaluable support to the Leonard Transportation Center, CSUSB, and the Inland Empire. Please click the “About the Leonards” tab on the left ribbon to learn more.