Staff at the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has initiated a critical next step to advancing the innovative transportation solution of a tunnel connection between the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink Station and the Ontario International Airport. As part of a call for proposals, the agency has received a number of submittals for the delivery of the Environmental phase of the project. Staff will review and evaluate the proposals to shortlist firms for a final interview. It is anticipated that a recommendation for contract award will be presented to the SBCTA Board of Directors at the April 6, 2022 Board of Directors meeting.
This phase of project delivery is anticipated to progress through the fall of 2023. Environmental clearance will pave the way toward identifying a preferred construction alternative, inclusive of all appropriate mitigations needed to address any associated impacts anticipated from the project. From there, the project advances to Final Design and Construction. It is expected that a future Request for Proposals for Design/Build services in time for appropriate support to the environmental process will be presented to the SBCTA Board.
SBCTA looks forward to delivering this much-needed, cost-effective solution to the residents and travelers within San Bernardino County well in time to provide another transportation option for access to the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.