Pledge to Rideshare for a Chance to Win Great Prizes!

 

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Rideshare Week is October 2-6, 2017.

Try a greener commute – pledge to take the bus, train, carpool, vanpool, telecommute, bike, or walk to work at least one day during Rideshare Week to be entered to win some great prizes!

Did you know?

  • Riding the bus helps reduce traffic which saves money and our environment.
  • Metrolink commuters remove approximately 8.5 million weekday car trips per year.
  • Commuting by carpool or vanpool is an easy way to help improve air quality.
  • A four mile bicycle trip keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air. Even cycling to work once a week makes a difference.
  • Walking to work is the ultimate green commute with zero emissions.

To take the pledge, visit goSBCTA.com and click on the “Go Green Save Green” banner on our homepage.

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A Faster Way for UCR Students to get to Class from San Bernardino on Public Transit

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If you’re a University of California, Riverside (UCR) Highlander commuting from the San Bernardino region, you may have an easier, faster way to get to school this quarter!

Omnitrans Freeway Express Route 215 departs toward Downtown Riverside from the San Bernardino Transit Center every 20/30 minutes on weekday mornings. You’ll arrive at the University and Lemon stop in Downtown Riverside in just 25 minutes – perfect for finishing up a last minute assignment or squeezing in some extra studying for that midterm!

Once in Downtown Riverside, connect to RTA’s new RapidLink Gold Line heading northbound, which takes you directly to the UCR campus. The new RapidLink line runs every 15 minutes Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. if you have afternoon or evening classes. Travel time to UCR from this point is 17 minutes.

You might already know that UCR students ride RTA FREE with the U-PASS program. But did you know that Omnitrans offers fare savings with 7, and 31 day passes available for students? Click here for details!

For additional information, visit omnitrans.org/blog.

Traffic Advisory: Full Nighttime Closures of I-10 at Pepper Avenue

The Interstate 10 Pepper Avenue Interchange Project in Colton will require full directional nighttime closures of Interstate 10 at Pepper Avenue to allow crews to work on bridge structures above the travel lanes. The eastbound I-10 at Pepper Avenue will be closed from Monday, September 18 to Friday, September 22, 2017 from 11 pm to 5 am, nightly. The westbound I-10 at Pepper Avenue will be closed from Monday, September 25 to Friday, September 29, 2017 from 10 pm to 4 am, nightly. Work on the westbound I-10 may start the previous week. Please continue to follow the traffic advisories. Schedule is subject to change, based on weather, field conditions or other operational factors.

During these closures, motorists will be directed to the Pepper Avenue off-ramps and across the Pepper Avenue bridge to reconnect to I-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.

Date/Time:
Monday, September 18, 2017 – Friday, September 22, 2017
11 p.m. – 5 a.m., nightly

Location of Activity
Eastbound I-10 at Pepper Avenue

Activity/Detour
Full nighttime closures of eastbound I-10 at Pepper Avenue. Crews will be working on the bridge structures above the travel lanes.

Motorists will be directed to the Pepper Avenue off-ramp and across Pepper Avenue to reconnect to eastbound I-10. See detour map below. The traffic signals at the end of each ramp will be inactive to facilitate traffic flow.

Date/Time:
*Monday, September 25, 2017 – Friday, September 29, 2017
10 p.m. – 4 a.m., nightly

*Work on the westbound I-10 may start the previous week. Please continue to follow traffic advisories

Location of Activity:
Westbound I-10 at Pepper Avenue

Activity/Detour:
Full nighttime closures of westbound I-10 at Pepper Avenue. Crews will be working on the bridge structures above the travel lanes.

Motorists will be directed to the Pepper Avenue off-ramp and across Pepper Avenue to reconnect to westbound I-10. See detour map below. The traffic signals at the end
of each ramp will be inactive to facilitate traffic flow.

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Construction crews will provide flagging for emergency vehicles needing access to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center or other emergency-related destinations on northbound Pepper Avenue. All other motorists will be directed to the next ramp.

Note: Information contained in this notice is subject to change without notice, based on weather, field conditions or other operational factors.