March 2022
In-Person Meetings Resume
At the March Board of Directors meeting, the SBCTA Board voted to return to in-person meetings effective immediately. Please visit our Meetings & Agendas website for meeting information such as location, time, and agendas.
SBCTA Today: DMU Arrival
SBCTA is committed to work toward meeting California’s long-term environmental goals by improving the air quality within the region. We’re kicking off the year on the right track as we prepare to bring you the new nine-mile Arrow passenger rail service, connecting San Bernardino and Redlands with new eco-friendly Diesel Multiple Unit trains. Arrow’s new DMU trains will offer a smart, efficient, and effective way for moving people, bringing us one step closer to a greener commute and the potential to transform how commuter rail is operated in Southern California and across the nation.
Options for Youth is joining the ranks! Victor Valley Transit announced this week that Options for Youth is the latest school to offer free rides for all their students, joining the efforts of Victor Valley College and Cal State University San Bernardino. The program, which began February 1, 2022, allows all students currently enrolled in any of their five locations in the Victor Valley to board any fixed route or county bus fare-free by simply presenting the bus operator with their current student ID.
The Victor Valley could see the future coming, and with the help of Measure I, has invested millions of dollars in roadway and mobility improvements to accommodate a doubling of its population over the past 15 years.

Today, more than 575,000 call the Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley metro area home, with another 100,000-plus on their way in the next 12-15 years. The region also has emerged as a critical hub in the U.S. supply chain, making it possible for products and goods to be distributed across the county and creating thousands of jobs in the process.
Housing supply is one of the most critical issues today facing the State of California, including San Bernardino County. The state and county face a significant housing supply and affordability crisis spurred by high land costs, rising construction costs, and limited financing options. These issues and challenges have become localized with compounding, interrelated impacts on housing supply, homelessness, and economies at the local and regional scale.

Park & Ride lots provide parking spaces for commuters to park and meet their carpool or vanpools, or for commuters making transit connections. Since 2004, SBCTA has operated a Park and Ride lot program in coordination with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), who is primarily responsible for liability while motorists use of the lots, as well as installing signage on freeways and local streets. SBCTA seeks suitable Park and Ride lot locations that have ample parking, are primarily Monday through Friday, and are convenient to motorists commuting to work.
Metrolink to Host Arrow Public Hearing on March 15th
Register to attend Metrolink's Public Hearing for the Arrow project.
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