August 2017
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I-10 Pepper Avenue Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
August 15
Colton, CA
Mobility 21 Conference
September 29
Anaheim, CA

Business 2 Business Expo
October 17
Ontario, CA 

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The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) is the transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County.

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

SBCTA proudly serves the more than 2.1 million residents of San Bernardino County.
New Pepper Avenue Bridge at I-10 in Colton

The newly widened Pepper Avenue interchange at Interstate 10 in Colton is scheduled to open in mid-August. Officials from SBCTA, Caltrans, the County of San Bernardino and City of Colton will gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 15 at 10 AM at the southeast corner of Pepper Avenue and Valley Boulevard.  The event is open to the public.

The project reflects SBCTA's "Plan. Build. Move." initiative to enhance mobility throughout San Bernardino County and is the latest interchange to be reconstructed along the heavily used I-10 corridor. Interchanges with Tippecanoe Avenue, Cherry Avenue, Citrus Avenue and Riverside Avenue all have been refurbished since 2011.  In fact, Measure I from 2010 to 2026 is expected to have contributed to improvements to more than 30 interchanges throughout the county.

Construction at I-10 and Pepper Avenue began in March 2016 and is being completed on schedule. Features include a new five-lane bridge over Interstate 10, an addition of one lane in both directions from the previous three-lane bridge. Wider on-ramps and off-ramps, drainage improvements and aesthetics will enhance access to and from homes, commercial properties and the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
The project was completed in three stages. The west side of the new bridge opened to motorists in November, and the existing bridge was demolished. New northbound lanes on Pepper Avenue opened in March.

Funding for the $10.6 million project was provided by a combination of federal, state, city and local funds, including Measure I, the voter-approved half-cent sales tax for transportation projects in San Bernardino County.

SBCTA Business 2 Business Expo Opens Up Vendor Booth Opportunities

SBCTA is proud of our ongoing relationship with the contracting community of Southern California.  The 5th Annual Business 2 Business Expo scheduled for October 17th at the Ontario Convention Center will connect prime and subcontractors, enhance awareness of local labor, and educate prospective bidders on what makes for an effective proposal.
Included in this year's program will be a deeper look at Measure I presented by SBCTA Executive Director Ray Wolfe. In addition, Mr. Tim Byrne, SBCTA Project Delivery Manager, will provide an inside view of the proposal process and tips for improving your submissions.
Past events have resulted in lasting relationships to enhance opportunities for big and small contractors alike. Registration is free.  Exhibit booths are available for a fee on a first-come, first-served basis.
For additional information or to register for Business 2 Business Expo, click here

Lilac to Rancho Double Track Project Facebook Live Event

Last month, SBCTA in partnership with Metrolink hosted an Open House for the Lilac to Rancho Double Track Project at the City of Rialto's Community Center. The Lilac to Rancho Double Track Project is a critical project to regional mobility that will enhance rail operations on Metrolink's busiest commuter rail line by improving average train speed, reducing travel times, and enhancing overall capacity of the Metrolink San Bernardino Line.
This was a unique event for the agency since it was the first community event that was broadcasted through Facebook live. It is important to our agency that our community participate in the events that we host and by broadcasting it live on Facebook, it provided an additional opportunity for engagement that would not otherwise be there. The community was able to view the video through Facebook at a more convenient time to provide feedback on the project. Through Facebook live, we were able to reach 1,520 community members, 135 Post Engagements, 49 total comments from 10 total 'Shares'. We see this type of community outreach to play a pivotal role in how we communicate with the community in future projects.

To view the recording, click here

Registration now open!