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Long Range Transit Plan

San Bernardino Associated Governments’ Long Range Transit Plan (LRTP) establishes a vision for transit for the next 25 years. The LRTP prioritizes goals and projects for transit growth and connects land use and transportation strategies. The LRTP also meets legal mandates for planning and programming set by SB 375.

  • SB 375

    SB 375 is a housing, land use and air quality bill aimed at implementing Green House Gas (GHG) reduction goals by integrating land use, housing and regional transportation planning. The LRTP identifies premium transit routes and station locations that can help in the development of a sustainable communities strategy (SCS) in the county. The regional approach for implementing SB 375 will be finalized by the end of 2009. A draft SCS will be developed by the State in mid-2010, with final SCS anticipated by mid-2012.

  • Need and Purpose

    The purpose of the LRTP is to address the county’s current and future travel challenges and create a system that can increase the role of transit in the future. By the year 2030, the San Bernardino Valley will experience explosive growth:

    • 36 percent more people
    • 42 percent more households
    • 77 percent more jobs
    • 53 percent more travel trips

    The Victor valley also will experience considerable growth; with population and employment being doubled by 2035. Given these growth estimates, mass transit must play a larger role in serving travel demands and lessen the burden on freeways and roads. As future travel demand grows on the existing road network and traffic congestion increases, transit services suffer a decrease in reliability and an increase travel times.

    Why LRTP?

    Premium transit service, such as rapid buses and rail modes can offer a solution to current and future travel demands by providing competitive travel times and increased reliability, mobility and accessibility. Premium transit will save drive time, reduce dependence on cars and encourage community revitalization. A premium transit system can encourage more balanced “transit-oriented” land use development, as required by SB 375. Mass transit also is a “green solution” for transportation because it attracts car drivers to switch to transit, thereby lessening air pollutants and energy consumption.

  • LRTP Process

    The development of LRTP begins with creating and analyzing a wide range of alternatives that address the county’s mobility needs. Coordination with transit agencies, local governments and input from the community led to the development of four alternatives. They are as follows:

    The four alternatives are evaluated based on the following factors, of which a final alternative will be chosen:

    • Ability to serve key travel markets
    • Total ridership
    • Cost effectiveness
    • Public input
    • Economic development potential
    • Integration of plan into existing transit systems
    • Ability to meet goals set by SB 375
  • LRTP Technologies

    Existing Transit Modes

    New Transit Modes

  • Transit-Oriented Developments

    Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) feature compact, mixed-use developments near transit stations.

    • TODs are within walking distance (five to ten minute walk) from transit stations
    • Attract economic development
    • Improve transit ridership
    • Increase activity and safety
    • In sync with SB 375 implementation guidelines

    Del Mar Station: A TOD in Pasadena

Nancy Strickert
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