Author: Tim Watkins

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 […]

County launches COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” billboard campaign

San Bernardino County has launched a series of billboard advertisements promoting the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” campaign to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The billboards are located next to major freeways and will be viewable to commuters in San Bernardino County. “The ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ billboard campaign is a reminder to residents that […]

SR 210 Lane Addition and Base Line Interchange Underway

On February 26, SBCTA, Caltrans and the City of Highland broke ground on the SR 210/Lane Addition and Base Line Interchange project to help eliminate the existing bottleneck in the cities of Highland, Redlands, and San Bernardino.  The project will add one mixed-flow lane in each direction between Highland Avenue and San Bernardino Avenue, auxiliary […]

Construction on US 395 is paving the way into final stages of work

US 395 is one of the main north/south highways in southern California that provides access and links economic centers, recreational areas, and urban and rural regions.  For the past year, SBCTA has been working to widen US 395 from two lanes to four lanes and install turn lanes and signals at various intersections within the […]

Virtual Meetings on Schedule for SBCTA Board and Committee Meetings

Moments like this reveal things that unfortunately go relatively unnoticed during our ‘normal’ lives. As a ‘critical sector’ during this Covid-19 crisis, the transportation community is showing its true value throughout the country as we continue to provide essential transit options, deliver major infrastructure improvements, and develop the next generation of transportation platforms that keeps […]

New Committee Established to Address Legislative Issues

At the April Board of Directors meeting, SBCTA Board Members approved the establishment of a new Legislative Policy Committee.  This committee will receive updates on federal and state legislation and polices that impact SBCTA’s ability to deliver and fund transportation projects in San Bernardino County.  The establishment of the new committee was necessitated by recent […]
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