Freeway Service Patrol Celebrates 15 Years of Service

May 18, 2021
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The SBCTA’s Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Program, also known as “Highway Heroes” celebrated its 15th Anniversary since the implementation of the Program in January of 2006. FSP is a roving team of tow trucks that travel on select San Bernardino County freeways, during peak commute hours, to assist motorists with car trouble. From changing a flat tire to providing minor mechanical assistance, FSP drivers provide a variety of services. The goal of the program is to provide no-cost assistance or towing to motorists in an effort to reduce congestion, overall vehicle fuel consumption, and exhaust emissions caused by traffic. If FSP cannot get your car going within a short period of time, it will be offered to be towed at no charge, to a location designated by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Since the inception of the FSP Program, FSP drivers have assisted more than 650,000 stranded motorists along the busiest segments of the freeways in San Bernardino County. In 2020 alone, the FSP Program assisted more than 85,000 stranded motorists. Currently, FSP tow drivers patrol areas along Interstates 10, 15, 215, as well as State Routes (SR) 60 and 210. Program funding is provided by Caltrans, with additional funding provided by SBCTA and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC).

For more information on the FSP program, visit

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