Author: Tim Watkins

Redlands Passenger Rail Project Recognized with Awards

At the June Board of Director’s meeting SBCTA announced that its Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) was honored with two recent awards.  SBCTA was awarded the 2023 John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year award from the International Partnering Institute.  The award is recognition of SBCTA’s approach to construction partnering, bringing together design and […]

Board Approves Largest Budget in Agency History

SBCTA Each policy committee reviewed the tasks that relate to the functional areas of committee oversight and each task has been reviewed by at least one of the policy committees. SBCTA’s budget process includes a review of the Board’s direction as it relates to short-term goals and how it integrates with the agency’s long-term goals […]

SBCTA Approves Omnitrans Short Range Transit Plan

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) requires each transit agency to prepare a short-range transit plan (SRTP), which is typically a five-year operating and capital plan. Operators update their SRTP based on current funding projections, from SBCTA, as well as performance trends analyzed through the SRTP process. Through the collaboration with SBCTA, Omnitrans’ projected […]

SBCTA Selects Board Leaders for 2023-2024 Year

The end of the 2022-2023 fiscal year brings the election of new SBCTA Board leadership.  On June 7, 2023, the SBCTA Board of Directors elected San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair Dawn Rowe to serve as Board President for the 2023-2024 year and Chino Hills Councilman Ray Marquez to serve as Vice President. President-elect […]

ZEMU Making United States Debut

On October 24, 2022, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), in partnership with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, expanded the public transit network in the San Bernardino Valley.  This addition to the network is primarily using the state-of-the-art Arrow diesel multiple units (DMUs).  One of SBCTA’s initiatives, however, is to reduce greenhouse gas […]

Interstate 10 / Mt. Vernon Interchange Environmental Studies – Public Open House

SBCTA, in cooperation with Caltrans and the City of Colton, is proposing improvements to Mt. Vernon Avenue Interchange at Interstate 10 to accommodate four continuous through lanes through the interchange, two additional left turn lanes in the northbound direction, and bike lanes in both northbound and southbound directions of Mt. Vernon Avenue in the City […]

Testing Trains and Tracks in the East Valley – See Tracks, Think Trains

SBCTA, in collaboration with Metrolink, will begin testing Arrow this summer. Arrow is the new rail service that will connect the San Bernardino Transit Center to the University of Redlands. Train testing will occur throughout the 9-mile corridor and will continue until Arrow service begins in 2022. Testing will occur weekdays and weekends during daytime […]

Public Outreach Coming to an Event near You

By car, train, bus or however you travel, come visit us this summer. We are excited to be back out in the community sharing information about the many projects and innovations we are delivering to San Bernardino County. You’ll see us out in your community at National Night Out events, summer fairs, concerts in the […]

SBCTA Extends TDA Award Deadlines for Cities of Big Bear Lake and Fontana

At their July meeting, the SBCTA Board of Directors approved extending the deadlines for use of Local Transportation Funds (LTF) for projects in Big Bear Lake and Fontana.  LTF are made available to counties and cities through the state’s Transportation Development Act for use in grants for pedestrian and bicycle projects. SBCTA guidelines allow for […]

IE511 Partners with SoCal511 to Enhance the Traveler Network

In 2009, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) and the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) partnered to develop and implement the Inland Empire 511 system (IE511).  The IE511 system provides travelers with transit, traffic, rideshare and other information services.  The system operates on a variety of platforms, including, landlines, cell phones, smartphone apps, as […]
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