Join us to talk about emerging technologies for planes, trains, buses & ships!

California's transportation sector accounts for about 50 percent of the state's greenhouse gas emissions (when refinery emissions are included), as well as nearly 80 percent of nitrogen oxide pollution, and 90 percent of diesel particulate matter pollution—more than anywhere else in the U.S.

But while cars, SUVs and light-duty trucks have been a focus of early research and emerging technologies, there are other transportation vehicles we've only just begun to talk about: planes and ships, in particular, long-haul heavy-duty trucks and the cargo equipment that services them at the ports, and trains and buses. We'll be talking about emerging technologies in these sectors on a Zoom call Thursday:

Join us to talk about "Emerging Technologies in Passenger Transit: Planes, Trains, Buses and Ships," Thursday, Oct. 14, 12 noon-2 p.m. REGISTER HERE!


  • Ray Wolfe, Executive Director of the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, manages a budget of nearly $1 billion for transportation investments, and helps lead the efforts of councils of government countywide.
  • Dr. Joseph Pratt, CEO and CTO of Zero Emission Industries, has decades of experience in hydrogen energy and is able to turn complex technological and market concepts into engaging stories that win the buy-in of listeners.
  • Madeline Rose is Climate Campaign Director at Pacific Environment, which works to stop ships from using 20th century fuels in the 21st century—especially heavy fuel oil—because if the international shipping industry was its own country it would be the world’s 6th largest climate polluter. 
  • Peter Chen, Mechanical Engineer at the California Energy Commission, is charged with planning initiatives and managing research, development, and demonstration projects to advance alternative fuel vehicle technologies.
  • Bob Schlatter, Senior Executive at World Energy, is working to decarbonize air travel with sustainable aviation fuel and support businesses in their journey to more sustainable transit.
  • Jesse Marquez founded the Coalition for a Safe Environment to monitor goods movement issues at the ports of LA and Long Beach and the public health impacts on communities nearby—with a goal of mitigating, reducing or eliminating public exposure to pollution generated by the ports.
  • Lawrence McCormack is Director of State Government Relations for Cummins, which builds engines for long-haul trucks, buses, light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty equipment—and is renown for reliability, fuel efficiency, and low emissions.
  • Dave Cook is Chief Technology Officer at Rail Propulsion Systems, a California-based company dedicated to modernizing transportation and eliminating congestion in our cities and transportation corridors.

Join us to talk about "Emerging Technologies in Passenger Transit: Planes, Trains, Buses and Ships," Thursday, Oct. 14, 12 noon-2 p.m. REGISTER HERE! 

  • Gloria Ohland
    published this page in Blog 2021-10-12 15:55:30 -0700

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