February 2017
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City-County Conference
March 16-17
Lake Arrowhead, CA

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April 20
Pomona, 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.
Innovative CM/GC Delivery Method Used on Upcoming Barton Road Interchange
SBCTA approved a new Construction Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the I-215 Barton Road Interchange Project. This project proposes to improve traffic operations and reduce traffic congestion on Barton Road and ramp intersections. The project's improvements include replacement of Barton Road overcrossing, reconstruction and widening of Barton Road, realignment of the existing entrance and exit ramps, and traffic signal modifications.

One of the exciting aspects of this project is that it is part of a pilot program in which legislation allows Caltrans to hire a contractor during the design phase and to include the contractor's representatives as part of the project team during the design and right of way phases. This delivery method is known as the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) delivery method and must be led by Caltrans. Having the contractor on board during the project development permits input on the construction staging, materials, the work areas, and risk assessment and management.

South Milliken Grade Separation Project Cuts the Ribbon to Local Improvements
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority's Vice President, Alan Wapner (Ontario) was joined today (02.03.17) by other dignitaries from the City of Ontario and Union Pacific Railroad to cut the ribbon on the South Milliken Grade Separation Project. 

Mr. Wapner highlighted the benefits of enhanced emergency response, better circulation, and stimulation of the local economy though increased goods movement. Nearly $27 million was invested from Measure I, the half-cent sales for transportation improvements in San Bernardino County, to help fund the approximately $130 million project.  Measure I is one of the primary sources for many of the transportation improvements seen throughout the county.
Construction Management Contract Awarded for Metrolink ATP Project
The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority Board of Directors authorized the award of a construction management contract to oversee Phase 1 of the Metrolink Active Transportation Program (ATP).

The Metrolink ATP Phase 1 Project will use a grant of federal ATP funds to provide safe pedestrian/bicycle access, way finding signage, sidewalk improvements, high-visibility crosswalks, bicycle parking, and improvements to key corridors of the regional bicycle network designed to directly connect to Metrolink Stations in six cities in San Bernardino County.

Vision2Read Remains Priority in County through Footsteps2Brilliance Initiative

Footsteps2Brilliance is part of the Countywide Vision to see to every child's success from "Cradle to Career" and specifically to make sure that every child is a proficient reader by 3rd grade. The initiative, which is made possible with funding assistance from First 5 San Bernardino, makes literacy curriculum available to every family in the County on mobile devices that families already own. The curriculum contains more than 1,000 interactive books, songs and games that can be read in either English or Spanish.

County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre provided a brief presentation on the initiative and how it can be utilized to improve literacy for our children to the SBCTA Board of Directors during the February 1st meeting.

SR 210/Pepper Avenue Interchange to Begin Construction in Spring

The Board of Directors authorized the award of a contract to Riverside Construction to construct the interchange improvements at State Route 210 and Pepper Avenue in Rialto.  Construction is expected to begin this Spring and last approximately one year.
SR 210 was the last major new freeway constructed in San Bernardino County and opened to traffic in 2003.  Recently, the City of Rialto extended Pepper Avenue north to connect with Highland Avenue and ultimately with SR 210.  This project will construct new ramps and enhance Pepper Avenue at the freeway creating a new gateway to the city from the north.
26,995 approved projects
16,318 completed projects
$309,235,446 value of completed projects
116.8 million KWh saved annually
31,915 tons of GHGs reduced annually
62.1 million gallons of water saved annually

HERO investments stimulate direct economic opportunity in San Bernardino County.