Center for International Trade & Transportation

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) is dedicated to delivering education programs, innovative research, and community engagement in the area of transportation workforce development and training.

CITT administers California’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center under the direction of Caltrans’ Division of Local Assistance. CITT Interim Executive Director Tyler Reeb, Ph.D., serves as the LTAP Tribal Liaison, drawing upon his extensive work with the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Native American Transportation Issues.

CITT also has directly relevant experience in undertaking Workforce Development Initiatives for FHWA and in research on highway construction workforce partnerships. CITT led FHWA’s National Transportation Career Pathway Initiative (NTCPI), which developed pathway models for five disciplines within transportation including planning and engineering.

In addition to the LTAP Center, CITT is the Long Beach home for two USDOT-designated university transportation centers, the U.C. Davis‐led National Center for Sustainable Transportation and the University of Southern California-led Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (covering California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii).

Our research portfolio features policy analysis in the areas of trade and transportation, as well as workforce development. Our outreach programs include educational forums, including the nationally recognized State of the Trade and Transportation Town Hall series, research conferences such as the International Urban Freight Conference, and media-based efforts including podcasts and newspaper columns that engage the broader community in the discussion surrounding international trade and transportation. CITT’s education programs include the award-winning Global Logistics Professional program and the Marine Terminal Operations Professional designation, the only program of its kind in the country.