In December of last year, SBCTA released a Call for Projects using the Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 funds for Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities projects and Transit Stop Access Improvement Projects. The amount of Article 3 funds anticipated available for award was approximately $2.1 million for Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities projects and $538,965 for Transit Stop Access Improvement projects.
Following the May 3rd deadline, fourteen applications for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities program were submitted for a total funding request of just over $3.5 million. Using the evaluation criteria, the selection panel, consisting of SBCTA, Inland Empire Biking Alliance (IEBA) and Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), scored the projects. Scoring results identified nine projects recommended for funding – Cities of Big Bear Lake, Victorville, Rialto, Chino Hills, Yucaipa, Redlands, Highland, Rancho Cucamonga, and the Town of Apple Valley.
Concurrently, eight agencies submitted project applications for the Transit Stop Access Improvement program to address the needs of access to over one hundred bus stops. Utilizing a scoring criteria similar to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities program, fifty-one projects were recommended for funding which includes the Cities of Highland, Rialto, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Adelanto, Loma Linda, San Bernardino, as well as Omnitrans, Victor Valley Transit Authority, and Morongo Basin Transit Authority.
To see the results of the TDA Article 3 Call for Projects for Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities and Transit Stop Access Improvement Projects, please see Agenda Item 15 of the Board of Director’s Meeting Agenda.