Author Archives: Tim Watkins

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 […]

Economist Offers Optimistic View of Post-COVID Economic Recovery

The SBCTA Board of Directors was given an economic briefing at their May 6th meeting.  Economist Christopher Thornberg from the University of California, Riverside, Center for Economic Forecasting and Development gave an overview of the U.S. economy going into the COVID-19 crisis, where we stand now and what we may expect as the economy reopens […]

Release of Construction Management RFP Approved by Board

The I-10 Cedar Avenue Interchange is the highest priority in the Measure I 2010-2040 Freeway Interchange Program. Cedar Avenue is a north–south arterial in the unincorporated community of Bloomington and forms a tight diamond interchange with the I-10. This location has been experiencing high levels of traffic congestion resulting in low levels of service. This […]

West Valley Connector Project Environmental Document Approved

Preparation of the environmental document began in July 2016 to clear the West Valley Corridor Connector Alignment, as approved by the Omnitrans Board of Directors in September 2016. The proposed Project is subject to state and federal environmental review requirements because it involves the use of local, state and federal funding, including funds administered by […]

Zero-Emission Train Slated for Arrow Service Recognized by SCAG

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) presented the 2020 SCAG Sustainability Award for the Clean Cities: Alternative Fuels and Infrastructure category award to San Bernardino County Transportation Authority for the Zero-Emission Multiple Unit Initiative at the May Board of Directors meeting. This award honors efforts to promote low and zero-emission transportation in the region, […]

SBCTA Anticipates Impact of Coronavirus on Sales Tax Revenue

Sales tax revenue collections for Measure I 2010 through 2040 began on April 1, 2010. Cumulative total receipts for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 as of March 31, 2020 were $142,495,143. The quarterly receipts represent sales tax collection from the previous quarter taxable sales. For example, receipts for January through March represent sales tax collections from October […]
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