January 2021
Due to the results of the November 3, 2020 elections, the position of the SBCTA Board of Directors Vice President was left vacant. At their January 6, 2021 meeting, the Board held elections to fill that vacancy. Board members elected San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman as the new Board Vice President.

Supervisor Hagman is a long time public servant, dedicated to serving our local communities. He served as a Parks & Recreation Commissioner for the City of Chino Hills before being elected to the City Council, and also served as Mayor. He was elected to the California State Assembly in 2014 and served six years in the State Legislature. Supervisor Hagman was elected to the County Board of Supervisors in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He was chosen by his colleagues as Chair of the Board of Supervisors in January 2019.
The Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge (MVAB) officially closed to traffic on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Due to the bridge closure, there is no direct access for motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists who wish to cross Mount Vernon Avenue between 2nd Street and 5th Street. Detour information is being provided through digital message boards, detour signs, and arrow boards have been installed along the motorist detour.
Among the duties of the SBCTA is the responsibility for the delivery of major regional transportation improvements throughout our inland county. The organization prides itself on being a lean one as we look to optimize the value of the public’s resource. The workload to deliver on the promises to the voters varies annually based on the project delivery cycles and availability of additional resources from the state and federal governments.

One of the primary aspects under regular evaluation is the optimization of staffing levels. The agency currently relies on a blend of full-time staff supplemented by consultant resources to meet the demands of the program(s). Full-time staffing levels are intentionally kept minimized to be considerate of the costs, both short-term and long-term, of maintaining the compensation needs of the members of the team.
Innovation has been a driving influence as the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority continues to deliver on its promises to the voters while identifying new opportunities to effectively (and efficiently) move people and goods through the county.

One of those transportation solutions was the introduction of a tunnel connection between the Metrolink San Bernardino Line (Rancho Cucamonga Station) and the Ontario International Airport (ONT). At the Wednesday January 6th Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved a contract to provide project management/construction management (PCM) services for this important mobility connection.
Like everything else, public transportation has been transformed by the pandemic. Instead of trying to fill buses and trains, elected leaders have been encouraging people to stay home and only make essential trips. Adapting to the realities of the pandemic, public transit providers throughout the country have adapted and are now welcoming riders back with new health and sanitation measures to insure a safe ride for everyone.
One critical element that contributed to the successful passage of Measure I in November 2004 was the inclusion of the creation of an Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee (ITOC). The ITOC provides to ensure that all Measure I funds are spent by the agency in accordance with provision of the Expenditure Plan and Ordinance approved by San Bernardino County Voters.
SBCTA Today: 2020 Year in Review
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