SBCTA Wins American Planning Association’s Innovation in Transportation Planning Award

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Contact: Tim Watkins
Chief, Legislative and Public Affairs
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Last week the American Planning Association (APA) Inland Empire Section awarded San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) with the Innovation in Transportation Planning award. Together with Fehr & Peers and Alta Planning + Design, SBCTA executed on a Countywide Points of Interest Pedestrian Plan (PIPP) for San Bernardino County. The project aims to assist member agencies with the development of tools and guidelines for identifying, prioritizing, and implementing pedestrian improvements, including GIS identification of pedestrian activity centers in San Bernardino County.

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A key part of this effort is a robust framework for analysis using data collection to understand existing conditions through the evaluation of land use patterns, residential and employment density, transit service, collisions, and pedestrian count data. By synthesizing this data, the lead consulting team at Fehr & Peers was able to help SBCTA and member agencies better understand areas where investments in pedestrian infrastructure are likely to yield a variety of benefits through estimating usage for various land uses and transportation characteristics; pedestrian demand and network supply mapping; and safety analysis at both the systemic and local level. The Fehr & Peers team also provided SBCTA with a cost estimating tool and data collection strategy that will assist future planning, grant application preparation, and project evaluation.

The American Planning Association is a non-profit professional research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning. They provide leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment

View examples of Points of Interest Pedestrian Plan

 

Metrolink to offer more service across Southern California on Memorial Day

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LOS ANGELES – On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, Metrolink will offer more service than in previous years so Southern Californians can leave their cars at home and take a relaxing train ride.

Metrolink will offer train schedules regularly available on Sundays.

The schedule includes service on the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino, Orange County, 91/Perris Valley and Inland Empire-Orange County lines.

Trains will not operate on the Ventura County Line, nor the Riverside Line. Trains will also not travel to or from the four stations on the 91/Perris Valley Line extension. In past years, the agency has traditionally only operated limited service on one or two lines on Memorial Day.

Southern California residents can take a relaxing ride on Metrolink to beach attractions or to Los Angeles Union Station and transfer at no additional cost to Metro’s light rail and subway system. Passengers can spend the rest of the day visiting popular destinations and attractions in Downtown L.A. and Hollywood. Destinations include:

  • Olvera Street
  • Chinatown
  • Disney Concert Hall
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame and attractions
  • Universal Studios
  • Madame Tussauds (wax attractions) in Hollywood
  • L.A. Live (The GRAMMY® Museum, restaurants, Regal Theaters)

Metrolink will operate its normal schedule on Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28 on all lines. Regular service will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

On Memorial Day, regular Monday fares will apply.

For more information about Metrolink, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.

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

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San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) will host its annual General Assembly Gala  on June 15, 2017 at the Citizen Bank Arena in Ontario.  The General Assembly is an opportunity for elected officials and community leaders from the region to gather and celebrate the year’s transportation accomplishments as well as the annual installation of the Board’s new President.

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.

This year’s General Assembly will feature keynote speaker Anna Escobedo Cabral. 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, Ms. Cabral, originally from San Bernardino County, served as the 42nd Treasurer of the United States and became the highest-ranking Latina in the George W. Bush Administration.

Register for the General Assembly

For additional information, visit gosbcta.com.

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

In this issue:

  • 8 Cool Things To Do During Bike Month
  • Metrolink Stations Open New Platforms
  • Service Changes Coming to Ventura County Transportation Commission

Read the latest edition of On-the-Go for commuters

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