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Since its establishment as a Council of Governments in 1973, our agency was statutorily designated to serve in the following capacities:

  • County Transportation Commission (1976) – Allocates and programs State and Federal funds for regional transportation projects throughout the county.
  • Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (1986) – Manages the system of call boxes on major highways throughout the county.
  • County Transportation Authority (1989) – Administers the voter-approved half-cent transportation sales tax and provides major transportation improvements within the county.
  • Congestion Management Agency (1990) – Implements the plan for addressing congestion and air quality related to transportation facilities throughout the county.

In 2016, the agency sponsored Senate Bill 1305 (Morrell), consolidating the agency into as two entities, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) and the San Bernardino Associated Governments (to be known as the San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG))  The bill passed through both houses and was signed by the Governor in August 2016.  As of January 1, 2017, the San Bernardino Associated Governments, serving in each capacity as noted above, is primarily known as SBCTA.

Serving more than 2.1 million residents of San Bernardino County, the SBCTA is responsible for cooperative regional planning and furthering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide.  The SBCTA administers Measure I, the half-cent transportation sales tax approved by county voters in 1989, and supports freeway construction projects, regional and local road improvements, train and bus transportation, railroad crossings, call boxes, ridesharing, congestion management efforts, and long-term planning studies.

  • Mission

    Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all residents in San Bernardino County by:

    • Improving cooperative regional planning;
    • Developing an accessible, efficient, multi-modal transportation system;
    • Strengthening economic development efforts; and
    • Exerting leadership in creative problem solving.

    The Board of Directors, acting in its capacity as the San Bernardino Associated Governments, approved this mission statement on June 2, 1993 and reaffirmed it on March 6, 1996.

  • About Our County

    San Bernardino County is a diverse county that encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles and is home to:

    • Urban areas in the most populated communities of the southwest county;
    • The growing Victor Valley comprised of four cities with expansive residential development;
    • The resort communities of the San Bernardino Mountains and Colorado River; and
    • The vast desert areas with scattered rural communities.

    Unique mining resources abide in San Bernardino County's open desert spaces, which are also home to Joshua Tree National Park, the Mojave National Preserve, and the U.S. Army and Marine training and material depots. By the year 2025, this county of urban, suburban and rural character is forecast to grow to a total of 2.78 million residents.

  • Title VI Compliance

    In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) will not discriminate or exclude individuals on the basis of race, color or national origin in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of, or in any aspect of operations.

    SBCTA will not tolerate discrimination by a SBCTA employee or recipients of Federal funds such as cities, counties, contractors, consultants, suppliers, planning agencies and any other recipients of federal-aid highway funds.

    Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with SBCTA. For more information on SBCTA’s Title VI program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact:

    Tim Watkins, Chief of Legislative and Public Affairs
    1170 W. 3rd Street, Second Floor
    San Bernardino, CA 92410-1715
    Phone: (909) 884-8276
    California Relay Service 7-1-1 (for TTY users)

  • SB 272 Compliance

    In compliance with SB 272, SBCTA is publishing the agency Enterprise System Catalog: