June 2021
At the June meeting, the SBCTA Board of Directors elected San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman to serve as Board President for the 2021-2022 year and Town of Apple Valley Council Member Art Bishop to serve as Vice President.

Director Hagman is the current Vice President of SBCTA and Chair of the Metro Valley Study Session. The President-elect previously served on the Chino Hills City Council and the State Assembly for the 60th Assembly District. He was elected Supervisor for San Bernardino County’s Fourth District in 2014 and elected by his fellow Supervisors to serve as Chairman in 2019. Chairman Hagman has been a vocal proponent of using new technologies to bring innovative transportation projects to San Bernardino County and was the driving force behind SBCTA’s proposed sub-surface tunnel project to connect Ontario International Airport (ONT) to the Metrolink station in Rancho Cucamonga, linking ONT passengers to public transit.
On May 27th, SBCTA hosted its monthly I-10 Express Lanes Project webinar. The team shared project information, upcoming construction activities, and construction progress, as well as answered questions from those in attendance. Typically, webinars are scheduled for the last Thursday of each month for the I-10 Express Lanes Project to keep the community informed and up to date on construction progress. However, June sees the scheduled shift to Tuesday, June 29th at noon to avoid conflict with another local event. All webinars will be recorded and posted to the project website. To receive information about future webinars and to sign up for weekly construction alerts, visit the project website at goSBCTA.com/i10corridor.
As a county focused on smart, clean, efficient, and effective ways for moving people, projects like West Valley Connector (WVC) demonstrate SBCTA’s investment in the county’s sustainable future. The 19-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is a key element of an emerging state-of-the-art transit network between San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties.
The SR 210 Lane Addition/Base Line Interchange project broke ground on February 26, 2020. Now, more than a year into construction, crews have made significant progress with more than 30% of the project completed to date.

Several bridges are under construction throughout the project corridor with widening efforts taking place on 10 of the 11 structures. Construction is more than 90% complete on four bridges – 5th Street, Base Line Street, Pioneer Avenue, and Victoria Avenue. Work will begin on the final structure, Sterling Avenue, later this year.
While things slowed down over the last year, the Omnitrans Maintenance team seized the opportunity to improve their bus fleet and converted more than half of their buses to near-zero emissions engines, reducing smog-producing emissions to .02 grams per brake horsepower-hour and underscoring their commitment to cleaner air for our communities.

Last week, they released their first four 100% electric buses into the wild! Due to COVID, they are not able to host an event, but would still like to celebrate with you with a fun photo contest when you spot the electric bus. You can’t miss it!
At the June Board of Directors Meeting, the Board approved the release of a Call for Projects for the Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 for Bicycle and Pedestrian facilities and Transit Stop Access Improvements. SBCTA oversees the disbursement of 2% of the Local Transportation Funds (LTF) made available to counties and cities for facilities geared toward the exclusive use of pedestrians and bicyclists, known as TDA Article 3 Program. The Call for Projects totals approximately $3.9 million, with $3.1 million going towards Bicycle and Pedestrian facilities and $800,000 going towards Transit Stop Access Improvements. SBCTA has also implemented the use of a TDA Article 3 portal, gosbcta.com/tda3, as a two-way tool for disseminating and collecting TDA Article 3 information.

To view complete Call for Project information, including rules, regulations, and other deadlines, please visit gosbcta.com/tda3.
On Wednesday, May 26, San Bernardino County Council of Governments (SBCOG), San Bernardino County Public Works, and USDA Forest Service, in partnership with California Highway Patrol – San Bernardino Office, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and San Bernardino County Fire, hosted a virtual open house to share information on the Lytle Creek Recreation Management Plan and Traffic Management Plan. These plans address improving public safety, mitigating traffic impacts for residents, improving communication to visitors, and improving emergency response.

More than 80 attendees participated in the meeting, resulting in an engaging dialogue with agency partners and the public. The virtual open house was hosted via a Zoom Webinar, and to ensure accessibility, live Spanish interpretation of the presentation was available, as well as a call-in option for those without computer/internet. In addition, the community center in Lytle Creek hosted a live stream of the virtual open house for local residents. Webinar attendees were able to enter questions using the Q&A feature in Zoom, and for those joining by telephone, there was an option provided to forward questions via email to be addressed by the panel members.
SBCTA Today: Summertime Sights and Sounds of Construction
With summer around the corner and school coming to a close for the year; you may be planning your next road trip or outdoor excursion with family and friends. Construction is in full swing on projects throughout the county and you may see or hear various construction activities near where you live, work, or play. Check out the newest SBCTA Today video – Summertime Sights and Sounds of Construction – to see and hear progress from the crews hard at work on projects such as SB Express Lanes, SR 210 Lane Addition/Base Line Interchange, Redlands Passenger Rail Project/Arrow, SR 60/Central Avenue, and Mt. Vernon Avenue Bridge.
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