I-10 Pepper Avenue Interchange Project Traffic Advisory

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Contact: Tim Watkins
Chief, Legislative and Public Affairs
909.884.8276 | Office
909.723.7720 | Mobile
twatkins@gosbcta.com

 

The Interstate 10 Pepper Avenue Interchange Project in Colton is issuing an updated Traffic Advisory #18 for the full directional nighttime closures of Interstate 10 at Pepper Avenue to allow crews to remove support structures. The westbound and eastbound I-10 at Pepper Avenue will be closed on Tuesday, May 9 to Thursday, May 11, nightly. Crews will start work on the westbound I-10 on Tuesday, May 9; once completed, work will begin on the eastbound I-10 the following night. Westbound closures are scheduled from 10 pm to 5 am. Eastbound closures are scheduled from 11 pm to 5 am. Only one side of Interstate 10 will be closed at a time during the closures. Schedule is subject to change, based on weather, field conditions or other operational factors.

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During these closures, motorists will be directed to the Pepper Avenue off-ramps and across the Pepper Avenue bridge to reconnect to Interstate 10. The traffic signals at the end of each ramp will be inactive and flagging crews will be in place to facilitate traffic flow. Construction crews also will provide flagging for emergency vehicles needing access to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center or other emergency-related destinations from the off-ramps to northbound Pepper Avenue. All other motorists will be directed to the next ramp.

For questions, please contact Tim Watkins, Chief of Legislative and Public Affairs, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority.

Metrolink celebrates National Bike Month with events, contests

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Metrolink celebrates National Bike Month with events and contests to promote cycling

Riders with bikes ride Metrolink free May 15-19

LOS ANGELES – In support of National Bike Month in May, Metrolink is encouraging passengers to ride their bicycles and leave their cars at home through a variety of events and contests. Every Metrolink train includes a special car with storage space for up to six bicycles. Additional bike storage can also accommodate more cyclists on other passenger cars.

Metrolink is partnering with Metro to offer 2,000 Metrolink riders a free month of bike share rides. Metro Bike Share is the newest transportation program launched by Metro with 61 stations and hundreds of bikes – accessible everywhere from Union Station to the Arts District and other popular hotspots across town. Visit bikeshare.metro.net and use coupon code METROLINKAM2017. This offer is valid until June 30, 2017.

On Wednesday, Metrolink held a Facebook contest for members of its Corporate Partner Program. Corporate Quick Card holders entered by commenting on the post announcing the contest. A winner was picked in a raffle and received a commuter bike from Cyclery U.S.A. in Rancho Cucamonga.

Metrolink will offer free rides to passengers who bring a bike onboard the train during Bike to Work Week (May 15-19). The free ride offer is limited to one rider per bike.

During Bike to Work Week, Metrolink will host a Twitter Party on Tuesday, May 16 from 5 – 6 p.m. Metrolink and local bike shops will provide prizes for trivia winners, with the grand prize being an URB-E electric scooter. To participate, people should use the hashtag #Pedal2Work17.

For more information regarding events in the region during National Bike Month, Metrolink’s service and local bike trails, please click here.

For additional details on Metrolink, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.

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

Train Testing to Begin as Part of Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project

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Contact: Tim Watkins
Chief, Legislative and Public Affairs
909.884.8276 | Office
909.723.7720 | Mobile
twatkins@gosbcta.com

 

As part of the Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project, crews will begin testing trains along the railroad tracks between the Santa Fe Depot and San Bernardino Transit Center. This first phase of testing is to familiarize train engineers with the layout of the extended track territory. BNSF freight trains will continue to operate as currently scheduled.

To prepare for the extension of Metrolink passenger rail service tentatively scheduled for later this year, testing will start Wednesday, April 12 and continue through Friday, April 14, 2017.

Testing will take place between the hours of 7am to 6pm, and occur at varying speeds of up to 25 miles per hour throughout the day along the 1-mile railroad alignment between the Santa Fe Depot and E Street.

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During the train testing period and once service begins later this year, residents and motorists will see an increase in train activity. As testing continues and regular passenger service begins, residents and businesses in the community are reminded of the importance of following rail safety rules. The only safe place to cross tracks is at designated public crossings. Trains don’t travel at fixed times, so always expect
a train on the tracks.

To increase awareness of the importance of practicing solid rail safety habits, SBCTA is continuing its public outreach efforts to San Bernardino schools, neighborhoods and community groups. Leveraging Operation Lifesaver’s “See Tracks? Think Train” campaign, SBCTA has partnered with Metrolink and Operation Lifesaver to highlight the new rail service and educate the public on the importance of staying alert around train tracks at all times.

For more safety tips, please visit http://www.oli.org.

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Freeway Service Patrol Now Serving a Beat along SR 210

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Contact: Tim Watkins
Chief, Legislative and Public Affairs
909.884.8276 | Office
909.723.7720 | Mobile
twatkins@gosbcta.com

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

Friday

5:30AM – 8:30AM
1:30PM – 6:30PM

*Hours are subject to change without notice

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