Advisory Alert: Barton Road Construction Notice

No lane or ramp closures are currently scheduled for this week. A new notice will be sent if changes to the schedule occur. For additional details, visit the Barton Road Interchange website.

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Freeway Service Patrol Is On the Road to Get You Back On the Road

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The Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Program is offered in partnership by the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), California Highway Patrol (CHP), and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  The goal of this partnership and of the FSP Program is to keep the freeways moving and reduce the chance of secondary accidents – but it is much more than that.  These friendly heroes of the highway are professional service providers, offering help when you need it most.

FSP is a roving team of tow trucks that travel on select San Bernardino County freeways, during peak commute hours, to assist motorists with car trouble.  From changing a flat tire to providing minor mechanical assistance, FSP drivers provide a variety of services at no cost to the motorist.  If the repair cannot be made within a short period of time, the FSP driver will tow the vehicle off of the freeway to a location designated by CHP.

It should be noted, however, that FSP services cannot be requested by contacting the SBCTA. In case of an emergency please dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency FSP services please call the CHP dispatch public line at (909) 428-5400 or use the nearest Call Box if you feel safe in doing so. Remember, always remain in an area where you feel safe.

 

Metrolink Mobile App Users Can Now Transfer Seamlessly to Metro Rail Lines

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LOS ANGELES – For the first time, Metrolink riders who purchase a mobile ticket through the mobile app can transfer to Metro Rail lines by simply scanning their phone at locked Metro Rail gates. Officials from Metrolink and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) unveiled and demonstrated new optic readers installed at Metro Rail gates making transfers to the Metro system seamless and convenient.

“Today we are very excited to announce this partnership and new technology to help thousands of Metrolink riders who arrive at Union Station every day from six counties around Southern California,” said Metrolink CEO Art Leahy.

Nearly a third of Metrolink riders transfer to Metro Rail on their way to jobs, school and other destinations. Many of them use a mobile app on their smart phones to ride Metrolink. Conductors scan their phones to check their tickets aboard trains, however, up until now Metrolink riders transferring to the Metro subway or light rail lines had to find a ticket vending machine to purchase a TAP enabled paper ticket.

No more. With new optic readers now installed at all gated Metro Rail stations, mobile app users can just scan their phones and get through.

“Working together we are leveraging technology to make it seamless and very easy as part of Metro’s goal to transform transportation for our region,” said Metro Deputy CEO Stephanie Wiggins. “Making it seamless for Metrolink passengers is key, Metro will be doing the same thing later this year.”

The optic reader project cost $1.5 million covered by federal funding and is part of a technology transformation Metrolink has made over the past six months, which includes the launch of a new website and GPS train tracker.

To learn more about Metrolink including how to ride, go to metrolinktrains.com.

RTA’s New Route 200 to Include Stop at San Bernardino Transit Center

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Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) has announced Commuterlink Express Route 200, the agency’s newest route with express lane service connecting San Bernardino, Riverside, the Village at Orange, Anaheim and Disneyland resort starting January 14, 2018.

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Download CommuterLink Route 200 Map and Schedule

Destinations
Catch a ride to work, school or the happiest place on earth with a price that will make you even happier.

Bikes Ride Free
Load your bike on easy-to-use racks! It’s easy, free and convenient.

Ride All You Want
Students in U-Pass/Go-Pass programs simply flash their college IDs for unlimited rides. City of Riverside employees also ride for free.

Free Wi-Fi & USB Chargers
From the comfort of your plush seat, read a book, watch a movie or get some work done with free Wi-Fi and USB chargers.

Route 216 riders
Routes 200 and 205 will be replacing Route 216 CommuterLink Express bus for faster service,and more destinations. To help you plan your faster, more efficient trip, please call us at (951) 565-5002. We’re open until 10 p.m. every day.  

Ride CommuterLink Route 200 to work and get $2 per day
If you live in western Riverside or San Bernardino County, you may be eligible to receive $2 per day in gift card incentives for riding Route 200 to work. Find out more about IE Commuter’s $2/Day Rideshare Incentive.

For more information, visit RiversideTransit.com.