researchers studied the environmental impact of platooning
technologies, in which multiple trucks are digitally linked to increase
efficiency, to inform the development of Governor Jerry Brown’s
Sustainable Freight Action Plan.
CCPE’s Center for International Trade
and Transportation (CITT) was active in both research and education in
2016. As part of its METRANS partnership with the University of Southern
California, CITT funded and directed efforts for the METRANS University
Transportation Center, MetroFreight, the National Center for
Sustainable Transportation (NCST), and the Southwest Transportation
Workforce Center (SWTWC). While engaged in research and related
publications on next-generation technological, environmental, and
workforce development issues, the CITT team also worked with the Port of
Long Beach (POLB) and the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to
develop new work-based learning experiences.