Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Operational at Santa Fe Depot in San Bernardino

In an effort to meet the needs of today’s commuter, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) has installed new level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Historic Santa Fe Depot in San Bernardino. SBCTA was awarded a $450,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) for the purchase and installation of the EV charging stations. Using ChargePoint EV chargers, the network will provide EV location mapping, real-time charging status, notifications, as well as pricing and payment information available via smart phone apps.

The EV charging stations were identified in the development plans for the Metrolink extension from the Santa Fe Depot to the San Bernardino Transit Center and are being funded through the MSRC grant. The charging stations are available for use by transit users, visitors, and employees, with additional charging stations expected to be installed at both the Santa Fe Depot and San Bernardino Transit Center in 2018 through the MSRC grant.

Current pricing for use of the EV chargers operational at the Santa Fe Depot is $0.25 per kWH with an additional $5.00 per hour fee after the first hour of the vehicle being fully charged. For additional pricing information, drivers should review the pricing policy using the ChargePoint mobile app or by visiting their website at www.chargepoint.com.

SBCTA will continue to pursue grants to meet evolving needs of San Bernardino County commuters as the use of electric vehicles continues to grow.

 

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Advisory Alert: Barton Road Construction Notice

Ramp and lane closures are scheduled next week on I-215 at Barton Road between Iowa and Newport Avenues. The closures are required for crews to install k-rail, survey and restripe lanes. Please see below for schedule details.

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New VVTA Mobile Apps Now Available

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VVTA just released a web app and two new mobile apps that enable passengers to easily plan trips, track buses in real-time, and view route maps and schedules. In addition to the new web app available on desktop and mobile web browsers (https://ontime.vvta.org), two new mobile apps are now available for passengers with Android and Apple iOS devices, simply search “VVTA” in your designated app store.

Functionality for previous VVTA web and mobile apps has been disabled. Passengers should uninstall outdated mobile apps and replace with the new VVTA Android or Apple iOS app. Passengers who access the web app using a web browser should update their bookmark to the new web address mentioned above.

The apps, which were developed by Syncromatics, feature a live map that offers real-time traffic, bus arrival times, transit vehicle announcements, and passenger alerts. Real-time arrival predictions will soon be available via text messaging

 

Caltrans I-10 Redlands Pavement Replacement Project Complete

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SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) completed the $26 million Interstate 10 (I-10) Pavement Replacement Project on January 9, 2018. The project replaced concrete pavement in both directions of I-10 between Ford Street in the City of Redlands and Live Oak Canyon Road in the City of Yucaipa.

Caltrans thanks the motoring public for their patience and support during construction activities.

Know before you go! To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to www.caltrans8.info and sign up for commuter alerts.  View traffic conditions at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.

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