Contact: Tim Watkins
Chief, Legislative and Public Affairs
909.884.8276 | Office
909.723.7720 | Mobile
MEDIA ADVISORY: Freeway Service Patrol Now Serving a Beat along SR 210
In January 2017, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) was awarded a grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), in the amount of $800,625 to help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality on one of the most congested areas that currently exists in the County. On March 1 of this year, the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Program began patrolling and providing services to stranded motorists along SR 210 from the Los Angeles County line to Citrus Avenue. SBCTA is providing funding, along with the MSRC grant, with a required 25% match, making SBCTA’s contribution a total of $266,875.
SBCTA has provided FSP services since January 2006. The FSP is a team of roving tow trucks that patrol selected San Bernardino County freeways during peak commute hours to assist motorists with various issues such as; minor mechanical repairs, changing a flat tire, or providing a driver safety check. This ultimately helps keep freeways moving by reducing the incidence of secondary accidents, decreasing congestion, improving air quality and increasing motorist safety. FSP is a key contributor to SBCTA’s overall plan to improve transportation throughout San Bernardino County.
Hours of Operation*:
Monday – Thursday
5:30AM – 8:30AM
2:30PM – 6:30PM
5:30AM – 8:30AM
1:30PM – 6:30PM
*Hours are subject to change without notice