February 2018
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February 19, 2018
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March 15-16, 2018


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June 13, 2018

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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.
WTS-IE Recognizes Paula Beauchamp of SBCTA as Woman of the Year
SBCTA's own Paula Beauchamp was named WTS Inland Empire's Woman of the Year at their annual awards dinner on January 18th.  The award recognizes a woman who has contributed significantly to local transportation and substantially worked to further women in the transportation industry in the Inland Empire. 
Paula serves as Director of Project Delivery for SBCTA, overseeing clearance, design and construction of freeway, interchange and grade separation projects throughout San Bernardino County.  In addition, she is very active in the WTS Inland Empire organization mentoring young women working in the transportation industry.  WTS is an international organization, founded in 1977, dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation with more than 5,000 members, both men and women. 
The Inland Empire Chapter boosts more than 200 local members, hosts networking and professional events throughout the year and provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to young women pursuing careers in transportation. 
SBCTA Joins California Vanpool Authority
The Board of Directors this week approved a joint powers agreement to join the California Vanpool Authority (CalVans).  CalVans is a Joint Powers Authority public transit agency that provides vanpool vehicles in member jurisdictions, currently operating in 13 California areas, including Riverside County.  This agreement will provide funds to CalVans from SBCTA, not to exceed $350,000, for the provision of subsidies for eligible vanpools operated by CalVans within San Bernardino County. 

The SBCTA Vanpool Program is slated to launch in spring 2018.  The vanpool program will provide up to a $400 subsidy towards the cost of a vanpool lease for vanpools originating or terminating within San Bernardino County (excluding Victor Valley Transit Authority service area which operates their own vanpool program).  SBCTA will also have representation on the CalVans Board of Directors and appoint one Primary member and one Alternate member to serve on the Board.
SBCTA and County Working Together to Advance I-10/Cedar Avenue Interchange

The SBCTA Board approved a cooperative agreement with the County of San Bernardino (County) for the delivery of the Environmental and Design (E&D) phases if the Interstate 10 Cedar Avenue Interchange Improvement Project.  The agreement will allow $2.3 million of Surface Transportation Program funds to be used for the plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) phase of the project.  It will also document the specific roles and funding responsibilities for the E&D phases. 
The County has been lead agency for the Project Approval/Environmental Document phase, which has been completed, and the PS&E phase currently underway.  They formally requested that SBCTA assume the Project Management role for the project as permitted in the Measure I 2010-2040 Strategic Plan.  The project will reconstruct the interchange, including widening the I-10 overcrossing, replacement of the railroad bridge, roadway improvements along Cedar Avenue and add lanes to the ramps. 

Nighttime Freeway Closures Needed to Demo Portion of I-215/Barton Road Bridge

As part of the Interstate 215 / Barton Road Interchange Project, crews will be closing both directions of Interstate 215 nightly starting Monday, February 12 through Thursday, February 15. Each closure will begin at 8pm and continue through 5am at which time the Interstate will reopen for commute traffic. This necessary closure allows for the safety of motorists and construction personnel while the crews perform the demolition of the southern portion of the existing bridge.
A detour for motorists traveling through the work zone or seeking access to Barton Road will be signed to navigate travelers safely to the destinations. Drivers will not be able to cross the bridge at Barton Road, but detours to access to either side are available. TRUCKS should take special note that access to locations along Barton Road, east of I-215, will only be available from the northbound off ramp. Motorists traveling in the area should expect delays and plan accordingly.
Visit SBCTA Newsroom for full details.

54-Hour Weekend Closure Slated for Base Line Road Off Ramp from Northbound I-15

Discovery of damage to an underground drainage system will require crews to close the northbound Base Line Road off ramp on Interstate 15 from 11pm on Friday, February 23 through 5am, Monday, February 26, to allow for repairs to be performed.
This 54-hour continuous closure of the ramp is necessary to allow the contractor to dig out the damaged portion of the drainage system, perform the necessary corrections, and replace the roadway and adjacent shoulder back to operation in time for the Monday morning commute traffic.
A detour (see map below) for motorists seeking access to Base Line Road will be signed to navigate travelers from Foothill Boulevard (located one exit to the south) to Base Line Road in Rancho Cucamonga. Base Line Road itself will not be impacted during the weekend operation. Motorists traveling in the area should expect minor delays and plan accordingly.
Visit SBCTA Newsroom for full details.


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