March 2019

The Interstate 215 Barton Road Interchange Project is a complex engineering effort that will increase the bridge height, enhance local circulation, introduce a roundabout to facilitate transitioning on and off the freeway, and enhance overall safety on both the freeway mainline and local streets and roads. The project is nearing 50% completion as crews begin working on the demolition and reconstruction of the second half of the bridge on Barton Road that spans over Interstate 215.
SBCTA delivers projects. That will become increasingly visible as some major efforts are closing in on the start of construction.

In the High Desert, the much-anticipated widening of a portion of US 395 between Victorville and Adelanto is scheduled to begin the early stages of construction this April. The project that will widen the highway to four lanes, two in each direction between State Route 18 (Victorville) and Chamberlaine Way (Adelanto), is the first of three phases identified between Hesperia and Kramer’s Junction. Other improvements include turn pockets and signals at key intersections. Travelers along that portion of the highway can expect to see the shoulder constructed first to allow for a shift of traffic before being able to complete the full widening. Construction is anticipated to last approximately two years.
Through the nonprofit national organization, America Walks, SBCTA was featured as one of four communities that prioritize Transit-Walkability Collaboration. In their series of Transit-Walkability case studies, they take deep look inside the interactive work being done by both public transit and active transportation organizations to improve safety, walkability, and access to transit.
Each year, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) honors members’ marketing and communications efforts with the AdWheel Awards. This year, at the APTA Marketing & Communications Workshop, SBCTA won for their efforts to promote public transit in San Bernardino’s Mountain and Desert communities, more specifically for Best Print Media to Increase Ridership or Sales and for Best Partnership to Increase Ridership or Sales.
If you’re headed to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 in Fontana on March 17, avoid the traffic and enjoy a stress-free ride on a special Metrolink train.

With the purchase of Auto Club 400 race tickets, fans also have the opportunity to purchase a Metrolink $10 Weekend Day Pass to skip traffic for a convenient and affordable option to the speedway. Metrolink’s Speedway trains stop at special platforms just off the back straight-away at the race track. From there, passengers will board a free tram that takes them to the entrance gates. Trains depart Auto Club Speedway one hour after the end of the race, or checkered flag.
Save the Date
City County Conference
April 18-19, 2019
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Memorial Day
May 27, 2019
SBCTA Offices Closed
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