March 2014 - In This Issue:
All Aboard!
Major Transit Projects Break Ground in San Bernardino

Changing the way people travel throughout the Inland Empire is the goal of two projects that started construction in February in San Bernardino County.


The first project is the Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project (DTSBPRP), which will extend the Metrolink line from the historic Santa Fe Depot one mile east, where it will join with the second project, the future San Bernardino Transit Center, to be constructed at Rialto Avenue and "E" Street in the City of San Bernardino.


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Ten-Year Delivery Plan - 2014 Update Approved
Identifies Bonding Opportunities to Deliver Projects

The SANBAG Board approved the 2014 Update of the Ten-Year Delivery Plan. This plan provides a transparent list of projects that will be developed during the ten-year period and defines the current assumptions related to scope, schedule, and budget. Additionally, it enables SANBAG to meet the requirements of bond rating agencies for the future sale of bonds and provides the basis for the preparation of SANBAG's annual budget for capital projects.



Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan EIR Adopted 
Working as a Region


The SANBAG Board of Directors adopted a first in the nation Regional Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Plan and associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) at the March 5, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting.  This groundbreaking effort assists our region with meeting state mandates to reduce GHG emission levels to 1990 levels by 2020. 



Visioning Awards a Feature at SANBAG General Assembly 
Nomination Deadline Extended to March 31

At the June 12, 2014, San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) General Assembly, several Visioning Awards will be presented to individuals or organizations in San Bernardino County for their accomplishments and achievements during the past year. The Visioning Award will be given to individuals who positively impacted a community in 2013 by:


*     Displaying leadership, integrity and a strong commitment; or

*     Enhancing civic,environmental and social stewardship; or

*     Working collaboratively; or

*     Promoting ethical conduct and reliability.


Due to a technical problem with the original form, a new nomination form is now available as a standard Word document. Please read the attached Nomination packet and form to find out more about the criteria for nominations and use the attached form for your entries.


The DEADLINE for submitting nominations has been extended from March 15 to March 31, 2014.


Measure I Expenditure Plan
Optimizing Transportation Spending in San Bernardino County

SANBAG's half-cent sales tax, Measure I, defines specific projects to be funded in San Bernardino County.  The approval of Measure I 2010-2040 by the voters in 2004 set in motion subsequent activities to implement the Measure I Expenditure Plan (Plan). SANBAG's Measure I Plan details how revenue will be allocated and expended.  The County Ordinance states the Plan may be amended in 2015.  

Employee Recognition Award 
Colleen Franco Honored for Five Years of Service

SANBAG President Bill Jahn congratulates Colleen Franco, SANBAG Management Services Analyst, on completing five years of service with the agency.











March Calendar
Committee Meetings:
March 12 - General Policy Committee               9:00 am   The Super Chief
March 13 - Metro Valley Study Session             9:00 am   Board Room
March 13 - Commuter Rail/Transit Committee  10:00 am   Board Room
March 21 - Mountain/Desert Committee            9:30 am   Apple Valley
Public Events:
March 18 - East Valley CAG - (I-10/I-15 Corridor Projects)
March 19 - High Desert CAG - (I-10/I-15 Corridor Projects)
March 20 - West Valley CAG - (I-10/I-15 Corridor Projects)
March 21 - Lenwood Road Grade Separation Project (Barstow)
                 Groundbreaking Event
March 27/28 - City-County Conference (Lake Arrowhead)
San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) is the council of governments and transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County.


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