Category: International Trade and Transportation

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PHOTO: ​CITT 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.

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Ports of LB CITT Career Workshop-400x266.jpgDiscussion panel at the Port's College and Career Exploration event held at CSULB.

In November, the Port of Long Beach partnered with CCPE’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) to develop exploration workshops for the Port’s “College and Career Exploration” event, a night created for area high school students as part of Long Beach Unified School District’s Annual College Night.

640px-Crane_BridgeShip.jpg'Crane BridgeShip' by Msun523 - [1] Msun523 wikipedia english (log). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

This year, CCPE’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), in partnership with CSULB’s College of Business Administration (CBA), excitedly announced their new Master of Science degree program in Supply Chain Management. The MS-SCM degree, launching for fall 2015, is geared towards current supply chain management professionals looking to advance their knowledge and graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in such fields as Business, Economics, and Industrial Engineering.

POLB Externs2.jpgPort of Long Beach Celebration of Education Luncheon.

In May, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) held its second annual Celebration of Education luncheon at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach as part of 2015 World Trade Month.

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L to R: Allison Alexander, ICF; Luis Saenz, CSULB; Fran Beauman, NOCTI; Susan Gautsch, USC; Steve Lantz, CSULB; Tom O'Brien, CSULB; Mark Coppock, Texas A & M.

In October, CCPE’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) was honored with the principal role in the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Southwest Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center, Southwest TransWorks (SWTW), an eight-state consortium dedicated to providing a more strategic and efficient approach to transportation workforce development.

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TRB 2015 Session 840, Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Convention Center 152B, Washington, D.C.

Stakeholder input for new regional surface transportation workfoce centers presided by Diana Long of Rahall Transportation Institute and sponsored by Committee on Transportation Education and Training.