January 2017
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Save the Date
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 16, 2017
SBCTA offices closed

South Milliken Grade Sep Dedication Ceremony
February 3, 2017
City of Ontario

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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.
SBCTA Developing Cooperative Agreement for New Bus Rapid Transit System
The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) Board authorized staff to develop a cooperative agreement with Omnitrans designating SBCTA as the lead agency for the West Valley Connector Project.  This project  is part of a system of ten planned bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors in the Omnitrans System-Wide Transit Corridor Plan for the San Bernardino Valley. The West Valley Connector plan was developed taking into account the highest ridership section of the Holt and Foothill corridors. Omnitrans began developing the Project in an effort to provide faster, more frequent, and more direct bus service to connect major destinations throughout the western part of the San Bernardino Valley.
The System-wide Transit Corridors Plan originally identified a corridor alignment that generally follows Omnitrans' existing Route 61. Route 61 is the highest-ridership route in the Omnitrans' system with 1.5 to 1.8 million riders per year. Route 61 connects several major West Valley destinations, including the Ontario International Airport, Ontario Mills, and Kaiser Medical Center Fontana. In addition, it provides connections to two Metrolink stations on two different Metrolink lines, commuter express lines operated by Riverside Transit Agency and Foothill Transit Agency, and multiple other Foothill Transit routes.

SBCTA Releases Call for Projects for FTA Section 5310 Funding
SBCTA has released a call for projects for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 funding for the West Valley Area of San Bernardino County.  This funding is to be used for projects that directly affect Senior and Disabled.
Click here for Traditional and Expanded FTA Section 5310 funding applications and instructions.  Complete applications are due to the SBCTA on March 1, 2017 and will be approved by the SBCTA Board on May 3, 2017.
For FTA Section 5310 opportunities in the East Valley Area, Victorville-Hesperia, and rural areas of San Bernardino County, please visit the Caltrans website at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/MassTrans/5310.html.

2016-2020 Short Range Transit Plan
SBCTA has a number of significant transit capital projects in planning and/or implementation over the next several years. As part of its regional mobility program, and role as the county's transportation authority, SBCTA oversees and coordinates funding of the transit service provided in San Bernardino County. SBCTA is also a member agency of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) and provides annual funding for SCRRA's Metrolink Capital Program and Operations. With the multitude of transit services and capital improvement initiatives underway, it is important the SBCTA establishes a regional plan for the identification, development, funding, and implementation of transit in San Bernardino County.
The purpose of the SBCTA SRTP is to provide a guide for transit improvements in San Bernardino County over the next five years. It establishes system goals, objectives, and standards, describes the existing system and regional setting/demographics, evaluates the system's performance against service standards, identifies service needs and deficiencies, and recommends proposed service changes over that five-year period.
Click here to view the SBCTA SRTP.

New Year's Resolution:  Vision2BActive

In 2017, the Countywide Vision Project and Community Vital Signs launched a "Vision2BActive" initiative focused on health and wellness by encouraging residents to increase physical activity and explore the recreational amenities in our communities. County Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhaure briefed the SBCTA Board on this new initiative and some of the scheduled activities designed to encourage residents to make and keep a "2017 New Year's Resolution" to increase their physical activity and connect them to recreational amenities for the coming year including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Elected officials and members of the public will be encouraged, starting January 7, 2017, to briefly livestream themselves or post a brief video of themselves doing their favorite physical activities, such as gardening, walking, hiking, biking, swimming, or playing ball with kids at home or at one of the many recreational amenities in the county. Livestream events and videos should use the hashtag #Vision2BActive and challenge friends to also livestream or video themselves being active. The goal is to have 30 Vision2BActive livestream events or videos posted from January 7, 2017 to February 6, 2017.
  • A www.Vision2BActive.com website provides physical activity resources, including an infographic, a GIS map of recreational amenities in the county, community event and national physical activity campaign announcements, and links to city Healthy Community resources.
  • Nomination and selection of Action Heroes - community members who have significantly improved their own wellness through physical activity or gone the extra mile to help others achieve improved wellness. 
  • Agencies and elected officials will be encouraged to produce short videos about the importance of physical activity to health and wellness and/or recreational activities in their communities for posting on the Vision2BActive website.
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.