In This Issue
Measure I Receipts
Ranchero Road Interchange
New Board Appointees
Managed Lanes Project Outreach
Focus on the Future
HERO by the numbers
Quick Links
About Us
San Bernardino Associated Governments, known as SANBAG, is the council of governments and transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County. SANBAG is responsible for cooperative regional planning and furthering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide. SANBAG serves the 2.1 million residents of San Bernardino County.
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Measure I Receipts for Measure I 2010-2040
Since April 1, 2010, the SANBAG Board of Directors have received a quarterly update on Measure I sales tax revenue collections for 2010 through 2040. Cumulative total receipts for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 as of September 30, 2014 were $37,253,007. The quarterly receipts represent sales tax collection from the previous quarter taxable sales. Measure I revenue for the 2014/2015 Fiscal Year budget was estimated to be $141,960,000. Actual Measure I receipts for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 July through September are $37,253,007, in comparison to $35,430,012 received during the quarter ending September 2013/2014, with an increase of 5.15%. Measure I revenues are expected to exceed both the budgeted amount and prior years' collections.


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Ranchero Road Interchange Taking Shape
Crews on the Ranchero Road Interchange Project in Hesperia have been actively removing the falsework structures from the newly constructed bridge over Interstate 15. The reveal of the freshly formed concrete highlights the new horizon for the High Desert as motorists travel north from the Cajon Pass to Hesperia, Victorville, Apple Valley, Adelanto and Barstow.


The bridge construction progress marks a significant achievement towards recovery from the May 5th construction fire that took a toll on the preparation work leading up to the pouring of the new crossing. Crews will now advance their efforts towards completing the interchange that will include on and off ramps, signalized intersections, safety barriers and pedestrian walkways.


SANBAG, the City of Hesperia and Caltrans are planning on celebrating the opening of this much needed interchange early next year. The public is encouraged to join in the activities that mark a historical change to the region. Notice of the event will be posted at www.sanbag.ca.gov once it has been confirmed.


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Board of Directors Identifies New Appointees     



At the December Meeting, the SANBAG Board of Directors made the following appointments to both external boards and committees, as well as SANBAG Board of Directors subcommittees. 


Ed Graham, City of Chino Hills - Southern California Association of Governments Energy and Environment Committee 

Jon Harrison, City of Redlands - SANBAG Commuter Rail and Transit Committee 

John Roberts, City of Fontana - VTrans Board of Directors 


Additionally, openings are noted in the following boards and committees for Members of the SANBAG Board of Directors.  


Appointed by the SANBAG Board President: Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority  

Appointed by the SANBAG Board of Directors: Metro Gold Line Phase II JPA, Alternate Member; Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Committee, Primary and Alternate Member; SR-91 Advisory Committee - Ex-Officio Member 



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Managed Lanes Project Team Gears Up for Next Phase of Delivery    


The Community Advisory Groups (CAG) from three regions along the Interstate 10 and Interstate 15 corridors have kickstarted new meetings with the Managed Lanes project team to help share project information within the communties they represent and learn more about the next wave of public outreach efforts.


A new public outreach consultant, Westbound Communications, has been brought on board to assist with identifying those strategies that will better reach and educate people interested in the project.  Westbound will also help facilitate the CAG meetings that will start to look at operating and business guidelines for the two corridors, as well as discuss components of the developing Draft Environmental Document (DED).  The CAGs will remain active through completion of the environmental process which includes the DED circulation period beginning in late 2015.


In order to continue into the next phases of project delivery, the SANBAG Board of Directors is also initiating efforts with the State to acquire the necessary authorities to build and operate the managed lane facilities.  Having this authority in place will allow the Board to continue to study the maximum number of project alternatives within these two corridors without affecting future Board decisions on the appropriate alternative. 


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SANBAG Takes on Active Role at Focus on the Future

SANBAG Executive Director Ray Wolfe and other Chief Executive Officers (CEO) from throughout the state participated in the Self-Help County Coalition's Focus on the Future's CEO panel to highlight their respective capital programs.  The focus of the panel was to share the challenges and successes associated with their respective programs.  Conferences like Focus on the Future allow for agencies to share ideas on best practices that will help individual agencies perform better and optimize opportunities for funding projects moving forward.


During one of the break out sessions, Tim Watkins (SANBAG Public Affairs) collaborated with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and Michael Baker International to share new communications strategies for improving public engagement as it relates to transportation projects.  Agencies like SANBAG are looking for ways to increase participation from the communities they serve. 



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SANBAGgers Recognized for their Years of Service      


SANBAG President L. Dennis Michael (Rancho Cucamonga) had the bittersweet role of bestowing the 'coveted' SANBAGger Award to those members who will no longer be serving on the Board of Directors. This year's recipients are: Mr. Jim Harris, Council Member for Twentynine Palms, served on the SANBAG Board since 2007; Mr. Walt Stanckiewitz, Mayor of Grand Terrace, served on the SANBAG Board since 2010; Ms. Cari Thomas, Mayor of Adelanto, served on the SANBAG Board since 2010; and, Mr. Pete Aguilar, Mayor of Redlands, served on the SANBAG Board since 2011.  Mayor Aguilar was elected to the United States House of Representatives, District 31, on November 4, 2014.  We thank all of them for their years of service to SANBAG and the citizens of San Bernardino County. 




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HERO by the numbers     




7,195 approved projects

5,704 completed projects


$100,550,357 value of completed projects


35.1 million KWh saved

9,521 tons of Greenhouse Gases reduced





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