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SBCTA General Assembly
June 15
Ontario, CA
 
Subcontractors Connection
June 21
Colton, CA
 
SBCTA Offices Closed
July 3 and 4

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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.
 
Public Open Houses Scheduled
for West Valley Connector Project

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, in coordination with our city partners, is hosting three public open house events in June to share information and gather input for the West Valley Connector Project. This two-phase, 35-mile Bus Rapid Transit consideration that proposes limited stops and other efficiency improvements is studying two build alternatives for enhancing transit in the western portion of San Bernardino County.
 
The open houses will be held on June 13, 14 and 15 in Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Pomona respectively. The goal of these outreach efforts is to inform, involve, and collaborate with the general public by providing an opportunity for attendees to offer feedback on the project's proposed design elements, potential impacts to the community and, in particular, to environmental justice communities.
 
Click here for open house details.
 
For questions and comments about the project, email us at westvalleyconnector@gosbcta.com .


San Bernardino Regional Energy Partnership Works to Improve Efficiency

In April of 2015, the CPUC approved the formation of the San Bernardino Regional Energy Partnership (SBREP), a free program for cities within San Bernardino County. On September 2, 2015, San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG) Board of Directors approved contracts with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) to fund SBCOG's implementation of the SBREP.
To date, eleven cities have passed a Resolution between SBCOG, Southern California Edison (SCE), and SoCalGas, declaring support for the SBREP, its goals and committing to identifying energy efficiency solutions within their facilities and communities. The overall goal of the SBREP is to support cities with implementing energy efficiency upgrades within their facilities by offering free resources and technical assistance, energy efficiency programs and encouraging them to lead by example. In addition to supporting municipalities, the SBREP provides education and support to residents within the community.

Connecting the Industry for Contracting Opportunities on I-10 Corridor Project
                                                                       
On June 21st, SBCTA and Caltrans will conduct an event to connect subcontractors and suppliers with the shortlisted firms for the upcoming Interstate 10 Corridor Project (Contract 1).
 
This business outreach is designed to provide DBE certified vendors and others with an opportunity to learn first-hand the needs of the potential prime contractors to more effectively compete for the array of support required to deliver this approximately $625 million project.
 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
9am - 11am
Gonzales Community Center
670 Colton Avenue, Colton, CA 92324
 
Click here for the event flyer.

 
2017 General Assembly to Recognize Outstanding Community Members

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority will host its 7th Annual General Assembly on June 15, 2017 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
 
The General Assembly recognizes the accomplishments of key community members and serves as an opportunity for leaders from the region to gather and celebrate the year's transportation accomplishments. It also includes the tradition of installing the Board's new president and a keynote address designed to inspire for the year ahead.
 
"Next week's General Assembly event is an opportunity for the county to resiliently stand together with our communities and celebrate hope for our future, and it is fitting that we will also be joined by Ms. Cabral, an inspiration for our future, and Mr. Waller, a man who has served his country and community in such a tremendous way," said SBCTA President Robert Lovingood. "They are both shining examples of SBCTA's continued commitment to lead well in furthering regional planning while delivering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide."
 
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Devore Interchange Project Awarded "Best in Class" for Partnering

At the 17th Annual Caltrans Excellence in Partnering awards ceremony held in Sacramento, CA, members of the Devore Interchange Project team were presented with the distinction of 'Best in Class' for their outstanding commitment to cooperatively and collaboratively delivering a high quality transportation improvement.
The Devore Interchange Project features the unique aspect of two public agencies (SBCTA and Caltrans) collaborating with a Design-Builder to efficiently and effectively bring the project in early and under budget.  Open communication allowed for innovation to be implemented to address community concerns while enhancing system operation near the interchange.
Perhaps one of the most valued by-products of this cooperative team, however, was the safety record.  There were zero recorded injuries and zero man-hours lost.  Congratulations to the entire Devore Interchange Project team.

Inter-County Transit and Rail Connectivity Study Advances Forward 

Since early 2016, SCAG has been conducting the Los Angeles and San Bernardino Inter-County Transit and Rail Connectivity Study (Inter-County Study). The Inter-County Study is being conducted in partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), and partner agencies.
The Inter-County Study focuses on the transportation corridor that connects the eastern San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County with the western San Bernardino Valley in San Bernardino County, and includes the consideration of Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension (Azusa to Montclair), a transit/rail connection from Montclair to Ontario International Airport (ONT), the Metrolink San Bernardino and Riverside Lines, and future Express Lanes on the I-10 San Bernardino Freeway.
To date, a travel market analysis and existing conditions report have been completed. In addition, two public workshops were held in Summer 2016, and an on-line survey was conducted. The Technical Working Group and Stakeholder Review Committee are now working through the process of screening initial alternatives down to six options that can be carried into a Phase 2 analysis.

SBCTA Officers Elected for FY 2017/2018

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has elected its new President and Vice President for Fiscal Year 2017/2018.
Alan Wapner, Council Member for City of Ontario, has been elected President. Councilman Wapner represents Ontario on many regional boards, and is known in the region as an expert on transportation planning. He has also been a member of the League of California Cities and the National League of Cities Public Safety Policy Committees for over 18 years, as well as the National League of Cities Public Safety Steering Committee for six years. Alan is the past Chair of the LCC Public Safety Committee.
James Ramos, Third District Supervisor for County of San Bernardino, has been elected Vice President. Ramos is a proven civic leader and has served on numerous boards and organizations promoting business, economic and social opportunities in the greater San Bernardino area, including the San Bernardino County Museum Association, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Foundation, Foundation Board of Governors, California State University San Bernardino, Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, St. Bernadine Medical Center Foundation, San Bernardino Valley College Foundation, Crafton Hills College Foundation, Arrowhead United Way, and KVCR (Public Television) Foundation for Education.

2017 Jim Harris Hawaiian Shirt Contest Winners

(l-r) Alan Wapner (Ontario), Jim Harris, and Eunice Ulloa (Chino)