October 2022

SBCTA Approves Sale of Property for Development of Brightline West Transit Station at Cucamonga Station

The SBCTA Board of Directors passed another milestone in the effort to bring a high speed rail connection, from Las Vegas and the High Desert, to the San Bernardino Valley.

The Board, along with the Rancho Cucamonga City Council, approved the sale of a five-acre portion of the jointly owned property at Cucamonga Station to Brightline West.

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SBCTA and Stadler Unveil 1st ZEMU Hydrogen-Powered Train

SBCTA and Stadler unveiled what will become North America’s first hydrogen-power train – the FLIRT H2. Coming to the Arrow line as part of the Redlands Passenger Rail System in 2024, the FLIRT H2 was showcased at InnoTrans conference in Berlin last month.

The zero-emission multiple unit (ZEMU) is equipped with a power pack that uses modular fuel cells and batteries that can be tailored to the requirements of different operational areas. It will replace Stadler’s FLIRT diesel-multiple unit (DMU), which will debut as part of the Arrow line service later this year.

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Join Us for the Arrow Ribbon Cutting!

Join us to celebrate the future of transit at the Arrow Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

TIME: October 21 at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Redlands – Downtown Station

Visit goSBCTA.com/Arrow for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Why All of the Train Horns? 

Arrow is close to revenue service and crews are in the final stages of train testing, crew training, and simulated service. Throughout testing, in compliance with FRA regulations, crews need to sound the horns (two long, one short, one long) and bells at street crossings throughout the corridor. Please know this is temporary and not permanent.

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Business 2 Business Recap

Last month, SBCTA hosted its annual Business to Business (B2B) Expo and State of Transportation. The event connected firms for future teaming opportunities, enhanced awareness of local labor, and educated prospective bidders on upcoming contracting opportunities. This year’s Expo showcased 60 owner and employer booths including Caltrans District 8, Metrolink, Omnitrans, Ontario International Airport, and Riverside County Transportation Commission.

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VVTA Offering Free Ridership in October

Every day throughout the month of October, Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), is offering free rides all month long! It is VVTA’s way of saying thank you for the patience during these challenging past couple years.VVTA will be offering all their transit services including their new Micro-Link service for free all month-long beginning October 1st and ending October 31st!

Whether you are a seasoned rider or want to try transit for the first time, this is a great time to ride VVTA!

Metrolink is Celebrating 30 Years of Service – Giving Customers 30% Off Monthly Passes

Metrolink is celebrating 30 years of service in Southern California and they want to give our riders something to celebrate too! Enjoy 30% off your Monthly Pass purchase from now until December 14, 2022.

Take advantage of this limited-time offer by simply purchasing the Monthly Pass at any Metrolink ticket window, Metrolink ticket machine or on the Metrolink mobile app.

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