Metrolink to offer special “Rail Series” service for Angels versus Dodger games June 26 and 27

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LOS ANGELES – Metrolink is offering special round-trip tickets on its Orange County Line to and from Los Angeles Union Station next Monday and Tuesday as the Dodgers take on the Angels at Dodger Stadium. From Union Station, fans can hop on the Dodger Stadium Express to get to and from the game.

The cost of the round-trip train ticket is $7 for adults, $6 for senior/disabled/Medicare and $4 for youth. Kids under five years of age ride free. Train tickets are available on the day of the game through Metrolink’s mobile app and from train station ticket machines. The Dodger Stadium Express between Union Station and Dodger Stadium is also free, with a game ticket in hand.

Passengers may take any Orange County Line train to Union Station. Suggested options are trains 609 and 689 to Union Station, which arrive at 5:26 p.m. and 6:27 p.m. Both trains will allow passengers time to get to Dodger Stadium via the Dodger Stadium Express.

The Dodger Stadium Express shuttle departs near the taxi zone on the west side of Union Station, near Alameda Street. The shuttle leaves Union Station every 10 minutes starting 90 minutes before game time. Return shuttle service runs for approximately 45 minutes after the final out.

Metrolink will operate one special train from L.A. Union Station making all stops to Oceanside after the games. The train will depart one hour after the end of each game. If the games go into extra innings, the train departure time will be 11:30 p.m.

Metrolink is partnering with Metro to provide the special baseball train service through Clean Transportation Funding from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). The same grant also funds the Dodger Stadium Express service to all Dodger home games.

For additional details on Metrolink and Rail Series service, please visit http://www.metrolinktrains.com/railseries.

MEDIA CONTACT: Scott Johnson at johnsons@scrra.net or (213) 452-0205.

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority to Host 7th Annual General Assembly

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San Bernardino County Transportation Authority to Host 7th Annual General Assembly

Celebrating the Year’s Accomplishments and Honoring North Park Elementary School District and Purple Heart Recipient Phillip H. Waller with the President’s Award

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. – San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) will host its 7th Annual General Assembly on June 15, 2017 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. The General Assembly recognizes the accomplishments of key community members and serves as an opportunity for leaders from the region to gather and celebrate the year’s transportation accomplishments. It also includes the tradition of installing the Board’s new president and a keynote address designed to inspire for the year ahead.

“Each year we gather to celebrate our accomplishments and honor those that make our county a better place to live, work, and recreate. As part of our commitment to deliver the promises associated with the half-cent transportation sales tax, SBCTA and our partners have completed the Devore Interchange Project, the Interstate 215 Bi-County HOV Project, and numerous interchanges in both the High Desert and San Bernardino Valley, and our community is experiencing the benefits.” said SBCTA Executive Director Dr. Ray Wolfe.

This year’s General Assembly features Anna Escobedo Cabral as its keynote speaker. A native of San Bernardino, Ms. Cabral currently serves as the Unit Chief for Strategic Communications in the External Relations Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to joining the bank, she served as the 42nd Treasurer of the United States and was the highest-ranking Latina in the George W. Bush Administration.

Phillip H. Waller will receive SBCTA’s 2017 President’s Award. A Purple Heart recipient, Mr. Waller is recognized for his military service in Vietnam and as a business leader and community partner in San Bernardino County. Following the service, he worked in the public accounting field for more than 40 years. For the past 30 years, Mr. Waller has served in leadership roles with organizations throughout San Bernardino County including Arrowhead United Way, San Bernardino Symphony, San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce, and California State University – San Bernardino. He receives the President’s Award with deep appreciation for his dedicated and outstanding service to our country and to the County of San Bernardino.

SBCTA will also honor North Park Elementary School District with an honorary President’s award to recognize their handling of the district’s tragic event on April 10, 2017.

“It is my privilege to present this recognition to the staff of North Park Elementary and the San Bernardino City Unified School District for their exemplary response and leadership during the April 10th incident,” said SBCTA President Robert Lovingood. “The safety of the children and educators was their utmost priority on this dark day in our county.

“Next week’s General Assembly event is an opportunity for the county to resiliently stand together with our communities and celebrate hope for our future, and it is fitting that we will also be joined by Ms. Cabral, an inspiration for our future, and Mr. Waller, a man who has served his country and community in such a tremendous way,” Lovingood continued. “They are both shining examples of SBCTA’s continued commitment to lead well in furthering regional planning while delivering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide.”


Members of established media outlets from print, radio, or television may be afforded media credentials from SBCTA Public Affairs. Credential requests should be directed to the contact above. Media without credentials may not be allowed entry into the venue.

Serving more than 2.1 million residents of San Bernardino County, SBCTA is responsible for cooperative regional planning and furthering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide. SBCTA administers Measure I, the half-cent transportation sales tax approved by county voters in 1989, and supports freeway construction projects, regional and local road improvements, train and bus transportation, railroad crossings, call boxes, ridesharing, congestion management efforts, and long-term planning studies.

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On-the-Go Commuter E-Newsletter: June 2017 Edition Released

In this issue:

  • Dump the Pump
  • Bike Events

 

Read the latest and previous editions of On-the-Go for commuters at gosbcta.com/OnTheGo.

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Call for Projects for Transportation Development Act

On May 3, 2017, the SBCTA Board approved the release of the biennial Call for Projects for the Transportation Development Act Article 3 funds for two programs:  Transit Stop Access Improvements and Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities. Project proposals for each call are due to SBCTA 5:00PM on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Available Funding Amount:

  1. Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Projects ($2,816,618)
  2. Transit Stop Access Improvement Projects ($871,141)

A review committee will review application proposals and develop funding recommendations that will be presented to the SBCTA Board of Directors for consideration and approval. Information on eligible projects and application can be found on SBCTA’s latest updates for Planning.