Category: News Articles

SBCTA Hosts Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes on Tour of Mt. Vernon Avenue Bridge in the city of San Bernardino

In mid-June, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) hosted California State Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes on a tour of the Mt. Vernon Avenue Bridge for an up-close view of recent construction activity.Assemblymember Reyes has long advocated for addressing the aging structure. She helped secure $13 million in funding, recognizing the need for a safe […]

North America’s first federally compliant self-powered, zero-emission passenger train arrives in San Bernardino County

(SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF., June 21, 2024) – Passenger rail service between San Bernardino and Redlands will soon be running cleaner with today’s arrival of North America’s first self-powered, zero-emission passenger train that will meet Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations. The train’s arrival at the San Bernardino Depot Train Station marks a significant milestone on its […]

In Memoriam – Dr. Ed Paget

Longtime SBCTA Board Member, and former Needles Mayor, Dr. Ed Paget passed away on May 21, 2024, leaving a legacy behind him. Dr. Paget served as the Mayor of Needles from 2010 to 2018 and then as a Councilman and Vice Mayor from 2018 to 2022.  Ed served as the city’s representative on the SBCTA […]

Rural State Highway Safety Issues Discussed at SBCTA Board Meeting

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) staff has received comments from the SBCTA Board of Directors regarding the number of serious crashes on the desert highways and the need to improve safety.  Specifically, there have been news articles about multiple recent fatal accidents on State Route (SR) 247, which runs between Barstow and Yucca […]

Board of Directors Passes Fiscal Year 2024/2025 Budget

As the Fiscal Year 2023/2024 winds down, the SBCTA Board of Directors approved a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2024/2025, set to begin July 1, 2024. 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 and objectives. As part […]

SBCTA / SBCOG Elect New Leadership

At their June meeting, the SBCTA Board of Directors elected Chino Hills Councilman Ray Marquez to serve as Board President for the 2024-2025 year and Yucca Valley Town Councilman Rick Denison to serve as Vice President. President-elect Marquez is the current Vice President of the SBCTA Board, Chair of the General Policy Committee and Vice […]

Energy Code Updates and Title 24 Training Courses Available Throughout 2024

The Inland Regional Energy Network (I-REN) Program is pleased to provide upcoming energy building codes training sessions which include approved Continuing Education Units (CEU) through the International Code Council (ICC). The virtual trainings are provided courtesy of I-REN. I-REN is a strategic partnership between the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, San Bernardino Council of Governments […]

Take our Energy Workforce Needs Survey

Having trouble recruiting job seekers highly skilled in the energy sector? Take our employer survey to share your experience and feedback! The Inland Regional Energy Network (I-REN) and The Energy Coalition (TEC) requests your support in reaching employers within the energy sector in the Inland Empire. To expand workforce opportunities in the energy industry, we’ve […]

SBCTA/SBCOG Develops First SB 1000 Toolkit

Signed into law in 2016, SB 1000 is the Planning for Healthy Communities Act.  SB 1000 requires local jurisdictions to include an Environmental Justice Element within their General Plan. By centering environmental justice in this process, SB 1000 works to create places to support a healthier and more equitable community for all who live, work, […]

SBCOG Board Approves Increase in SBCOG’s Capacity, Budget

On January 3, the SBCOG Board of Directors approved an increase in SBCOG’s work capacity, including adding staff and increasing the budget.  With the adoption of Amendment No. 4 of the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) by all 25 member agencies, SBCOG’s budget will increase through member dues by adjusting the cost to each agency based […]
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