Category: Blog

Measure Impact: Omnitrans

Major capital investments – highways, bridges and state-of-the-art transit systems – showcase some of the more obvious benefits of Measure I, the taxpayer-supported half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements in San Bernardino County. What you might not know is that Measure I also supports programs that improve access and connectivity, especially for some of our […]

Honoring Our Heroes: Toll-Free Travel for Disabled Veterans on SB Express Lanes

At the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), we believe in recognizing and supporting our nation’s heroes. That’s why we’re proud to introduce the Disabled Veteran Program, offering toll-free travel on the SB Express Lanes along I-10. Here’s how to enroll in the Disabled Veteran Program: If you believe you qualify for a Disabled Veteran […]

Measure Impact: West Valley Connector

A groundbreaking ceremony was held earlier this month in Ontario for one of the most highly anticipated public transit projects in San Bernardino County history, the West Valley Connector – a 19-mile, 100% zero-emission Bus Rapid Transit system that would not be possible without the financial support of Measure I. The half-cent sales tax for […]

Measure Impact: What is Measure I?

When voters in San Bernardino County first approved Measure I – a half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements – they probably couldn’t have imagined how dramatically the county would grow. The year was 1989, and the county’s population stood at 1.3 million. Today, we’re home to nearly 2.3 million people, and have emerged as one […]

Achieving a Greener Transportation Future

In a significant step towards achieving a greener transportation future, a recent news article explains how California recently passed groundbreaking train emissions rules, demonstrating the state’s ongoing commitment to combating climate change and improving air quality. The new regulations aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from trains and improve air quality throughout the state. SBCTA […]

Measure Impact: City of Ontario

Ontario is a true economic driver, not just for San Bernardino County and the Inland Empire, but the entire Southern California region. It is home to 180,000 people, 90,000 jobs, a robust business community, major freeways, an international airport, and a mall that attracts more visitors every year than Disneyland. Accessible transportation is a must. […]

Measure Impact: North First Avenue Bridge Project

The North First Avenue Bridge Project in Barstow has had a dubious record for years. Built in 1930, it has fallen into disrepair over the decades, earning a sufficiency rating from Caltrans of 3 out of 100 back in 2012. The bridge is classified as both structurally deficient and functionally obsolete, and was recently closed […]

Inland Empire to Grow Twice as Fast as Rest of Southern California in the Next 25 years

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) continues its mission to plan toward a brighter future for the county’s nearly 2.2 million residents; and build to meet the growing news of the nation’s largest county – all to ensure communities are connected and people are moving. A recent article in the Press Enterprise titled “Inland […]

Measure Impact: SR 210 Lane Addition / Base Line Interchange Project

When construction began on the SR 210 Lane Addition/Base Line Interchange Project in February 2020, in the cities of San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, and parts of unincorporated San Bernardino County, it was hailed as a milestone for improving connectivity across one of the fastest-growing population and economic centers in California. With its summer 2023 completion […]

SBCTA Blog – Summer Travel with FasTrak®

FasTrak® can make getting around southern California easy for locals and visitors alike – especially for day trips, road trips and weekend getaways. Here are some ways you can use FasTrak in and around SoCal’s local freeways while you travel throughout the region this summer. Pack Your FasTrak Transponder – FasTrak transponders can be used […]
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