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 two one-year extensions for projects that are moving forward but cannot be completed by the award sunset date. Following delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, two cities requested extensions beyond the two year allowances and the requests were granted by the Board of Directors.
Big Bear Lake was awarded a $175,072 grant for their Alpine Pedal Path Rathbun Creek Extension Project. The project is a 2,200 linear foot, paved trail that will further connect existing trails and expand the overall trail network within the city.
The City of Fontana was awarded a $250,000 grant for their Alder Middle School Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project. The grant funds will help with construction of the SRTS project’s installation of sidewalks, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps, Class III bicycle lane signage and crosswalk signage.