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High Desert Opportunity
October 20, 2016
Victoria Gardens Cultural Center
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
8am - Noon
Mobility 21 Summit 2016
October 21, 2016
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, CA
8am - 4pm

Colton 9th Street Celebration
October 22, 2016
10am - 2pm
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The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) is the council of governments and transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County.

SANBAG is responsible for cooperative regional planning and furthering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide.

SANBAG serves the 2.1 million residents of San Bernardino County.
Green Tree Extension Project Receives Funding
With the Board approval of a $12.5 million loan to the City of Victorville, the Green Tree Boulevard Extension project can now move forward.  This new funding mechanism was a collaborative approach to further meet the needs of the high desert. As the final leg of the Green Tree Yucca Loma Corridor, the $45 million project will create a seamless corridor between Victorville and Apple Valley.
Board President and 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood shared with the Victor Valley Daily Press, "This is certainly instrumental for the valley...This is the positive relationships we've had over the last four years working together."

EV Stations Coming to San Bernardino County via MSRC Grant
In February 2016, SANBAG submitted a grant proposal for electric EV charging infrastructure to the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC).
In June 2016, SANBAG was notified of the grant award in the amount of $450,000, and on October 5th, the San Bernardino Associated Governments approved the funding agreement with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).  The funds from the SCAQMD/MSRC will be used to construct EV charging infrastructure at three locations: the newly constructed San Bernardino Transit Center, SANBAG offices, and San Bernardino Metrolink Station. The EV infrastructure funding will provide a mix of Level 2 electric vehicle chargers and the DC fast chargers, depending on the site, to be installed at the three high priority locations in San Bernardino County.
The estimated time of completion of the project is approximately two years.

Interstate 215 Landscaping Project Moves Forward in 2017
In January 2012, the San Bernardino Associated Governments, acting as the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, entered into a contract with Caltrans for preparation of the environmental document and preliminary and final design of landscaping plans for the I-215 within the City of San Bernardino. This concept utilizes drought tolerant/low maintenance plant material including palm trees, mandated by the corridor environmental document, and succulents requiring little water. Drip irrigation for plants and bubblers for the trees are proposed along with smart controllers which optimize water usage.  However, in August 2015, implementation of these projects was delayed due to State Water Conservation Mandates.
On July 5, 2016, Caltrans issued a memorandum allowing deferred mitigation planting implementation to resume beginning November 2016 based on less restrictive water conservation measures from the Governor.  This project is consistent with the provisions in the memo; therefore, these proposed recommendations would allow the project to move forward.  As a result the Board of Directors approved staff to move forward with an Invitation for Bids for contractors to propose for the opportunity to construct the new improvements.  Construction can begin in 2017.
Train Horns Quieted by New Project

At the October Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved an MOU with the City of San Bernardino instituting Quiet Zones at the two at-grade crossings along the Shortway Subdivision at Rialto Avenue and Walnut Street.  At a Quiet Zone, the railroad has been directed to cease the routine sounding of train horns when approaching the at-grade crossing, however in emergencies the train horn can still be used at the discretion of the operating engineer.
Quiet Zones are implemented by constructing safety enhancements at the crossings and must be applied for by the public authority responsible for the traffic control or law enforcement at the at-grade crossing. At the Rialto Avenue and Walnut Street at-grade crossings this is the responsibility of the City of San Bernardino.  
National Trails Highway Resurfacing Project
National Trails Highway is a culturally historic highway and an important detour route for I-40.   Due to its length (over 120 miles east of Barstow), and relative low average daily traffic, it has been cost prohibitive to keep it under proper maintenance causing many segments of the road to fall into disrepair. With funding for the project being identified and approved by the Board, the work to be performed by the County's own forces on two segments can now move forward.  Segment 1 is between Fort Cady Road and Lavic Road (18.3 miles) and Segment 2 is between 4.43 miles west of Amboy Road to 17 miles east of Amboy Road (21.43 miles).  Beginning in Fall 2016, both segments will receive a resurfacing for a better ride quality and preservation of the roadway.  Work is expected to be complete by early 2018.

Carlton Clemons Exemplifies Excellent Customer Service
Platinum Security Officer Carlton Clemons serves as a security officer at the San Bernardino Metrolink Station.  However, because of his excellent approach to his job, he is also an ambassador of Metrolink, SANBAG, and the City of San Bernardino.  If you have ever taken a train from the station in San Bernardino, you have undoubtedly experienced Carlton's professional, yet very friendly demeanor as he keeps passengers safe, informed, and on their way to their destinations.
At the October Board of Directors Meeting, the San Bernardino Associated Governments and the City of San Bernardino Police Department took the opportunity to thank Mr. Clemons for his exemplary effort and presented him with certificates of appreciation.  Carlton was joined by Platinum Security CEO Michael Farag and others from the Platinum team.

25,337 approved projects
15,103 completed projects
$284,873,136 value of completed projects
109.2 million KWh saved annually
29,795 tons of GHGs reduced annually
50.9 million gallons of water saved annually

HERO investments stimulate direct economic opportunity in San Bernardino County.