Rialto Smart Cities

Rialto Smart Cities Plan

Project Details

The Rialto Smart Cities Plan requires the University of California, Riverside to develop and implement a Stakeholder Engagement Plan for agency stakeholder coordination to ensure that the plan process and final Technology Action Plan is developed based upon diverse input from the Project Advisory Committee and public participation and outreach representing the study area(s) during key tasks, and that resulting findings and recommendations are agreeable to all stakeholders and relevant parties.

In coordination with the City, the Consultant will establish a Project Advisory Committee (PAC). PAC will constitute of representatives from the business community, decision-makers, City staff, community members and other key stakeholders to be identified during project kickoff meeting. PAC will serve as a higher-level review committee throughout the study. The Consultant will conduct and facilitate coordination meetings with the PAC. The PAC will provide technical input to the Consultant, including review of methodology, assumptions, project milestones, and key deliverables. The PAC will meet three times, following the tentative schedule below.

About SCAG’s the Sustainable Communities Program (SCP): The SCP allows SCAG to strengthen partnerships with local agencies who are responsible for land use and transportation decisions, facilitating coordination and integration of transportation planning with active transportation, housing production and related land use policies that support housing production, safety, smart cities, mobility innovation, transportation demand management, green region initiatives and sustainability. The SCP also serves as the primary funding vehicle mechanism where SCAG partners with local agencies to implement the Connect SoCal’s goals, objectives, and strategies of Connect SoCal and achieve an integrated regional development pattern that reduces greenhouse has (GHG) emissions.

About the SCAG Rialto Smart Cities Plan: At the heart of the Inland Empire, the City of Rialto has regional significance as a major warehousing hub and job center. The Smart Cities Plan to Mitigate Impacts of Warehousing and Logistics Project (“Project”) is a study of existing warehousing and logistics conditions in the City of Rialto (“City”). This Project is intended to define and quantify costs and benefits, evaluate technological and pricing solutions, and include goals, policies, programs, a pilot project, and an implementation plan for regulatory changes and investment in intelligent transportation infrastructure. By increasing the accessibility and mobility of people and freight with technology and innovative designs, this project will help create a more sustainable, equitable transportation system in the region and support regional economic vitality.

Project Objectives: This Project will focus on key areas made up of truck routes, residential areas along those routes, and warehousing hubs, and is intended to address changes that can be made in the first mile to improve the local environment, reduce air pollution, and enable last mile mobility innovation at the end of trips. This project aligns with the goals of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)’s Sustainable Communities Program in reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Project Stakeholder Engagement: The project will establish key collaboration and partnerships with public agency and private sector stakeholders. The Project will incorporate a robust public participation and outreach component within a stakeholder engagement plan. As part of this, the Consultant will seek to establish partnerships between public agencies and private sector entities to understand the challenges and needs of the area.


Agenda and Minutes

Meeting on Existing Conditions

  • Thursday, March 9, 9 AM - 11 AM, hybrid meeting in City of Rialto City Hall and via Zoom
  • Agenda: Meeting agenda will be shared 5 business days prior to the meeting. To propose meeting agenda changes and additions, please complete this form within 10 business days of the meeting (February 23) or email eric.calderon@ucr.edu (Note: Suggestions are subject to final approval by the City of Rialto and research project consultants)
  • If you would like to be considered for a community seat on Project Advisory Committee, please complete this form

Meeting on Technological Assessment

  • April 2023 (date TBD)

Meeting on Technology Action Plan

  • May 2023 (date TBD) 


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