March 2020
Elected officials, transportation staff, local law enforcement and fire safety personnel, business owners and residents from San Bernardino and Highland came together on February 26th to celebrate the start of construction for the much-anticipated State Route 210 Lane Addition and Base Line Interchange Project. The event that featured County Supervisor Dawn Rowe as emcee received comments from SBCTA President Darcy McNaboe, City of Highland Mayor Larry McCallon, City of San Bernardino Mayor Pro Tem Theodore Sanchez, and Caltrans District 8 Deputy Director Rebecca Guirado.
Proposals Sought for Program Project Management Services
The SBCTA Board approved staff’s request to release Request for Proposal (RFP) No. 20-1002357 for Program Project Management and other Technical Professional Services in support of the Major Projects Program. This professional services solicitation is intended to result in a consultant under contract with San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) by fall 2020. SBCTA staff will provide overall direction for the transportation program and assign consultant staff to perform specific job responsibilities aimed at assisting SBCTA staff and providing the technical expertise necessary for managing and overseeing transportation projects.
The Ontario International Airport (ONT) has thrived under local control. It is seeing record growth in both passenger travel, recognizing 5.6 million annual passengers (MAP) in 2019; the most since 2008, and on the commercial freight side with 782,000 tons of air cargo in 2019, a 5.1% increase over 2018. With the growing use of the airport, it is important to ensure there is adequate alternative access for travelers as well as employees to access the facility.

While rail access to ONT was not anticipated in the 2010-2014 Measure I Expenditure Plan, SBCTA is exploring a final Alternatives Analysis (AA) to identify a locally preferred alternative for connecting to this important asset of the region. This is done recognizing completion of a project, which is estimated to cost between $1 billion and $1.5 billion in 2020 dollars, will require a large infusion of revenue that is unknown at this time.
Board of Directors Reaffirm SBCTA's Role in San Bernardino County
At the March Board of Directors Meeting, the SBCTA Board approved a resolution reaffirming SBCTA’s responsibility as the transportation planning agency and the voter-approved steward of transportation funding in San Bernardino County. In addition, the resolution solidifies SBCTA’s stance that it will not delegate its obligation to fund, plan, construct and deliver major transportation projects in San Bernardino County.

In late January, Assembly Member Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) introduced legislation (Assembly Bill (AB) 2011) that would create a construction authority that focuses solely on extending Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Gold Line to Ontario International Airport (ONT). AB 2011 looks to create the West San Bernardino County Rail Construction Authority. The construction authority would be governed by a seven-member Board of Directors consisting of representatives from Los Angeles County Metro, Montclair, Upland, Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, as well as the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) and SBCTA.
Save the Date
Interstate 10 Corridor Project Groundbreaking
Ontario, CA (Founders Garden)
April 21, 2020 | 10:00 am
Barton Road Interchange Groundbreaking
Grand Terrace, CA
May 1, 2020 | 10:00 am
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