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I-10/Tippecanoe Avenue Interchange Dedication Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:00 a.m.

15/215 Devore Interchange and Cajon Pass Project Dedication Friday, May 20, 2016 9:30 a.m.
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The San Bernardino Associated Governments (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.
City-County Conference Focuses on a Stronger San Bernardino County
Attendees of the 32nd Annual City-County Conference held in Lake Arrowhead were engaged in panel discussions and expert presentations ranging from Crisis Communications to Economic Forecasting for the region.  This two-day conference brings together officials and staff from the 24 municipalities and five county supervisorial districts in an effort to share best practices and create discussion about the collective strengths of San Bernardino County.

Highlighted by an opening panel that featured San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and City of San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan who showcased strategies for successful communication during a crisis, the conference agenda was full of topics that ranged from government transparency, regulatory challenges, public grants, district elections, and an economic outlook for both the region and the state.

The agenda, biographies of panel members, and copies of the presentations are available on the SANBAG website at

Rim of the World Active Transportation Plan

The Board, acting as the San Bernardino County Transportation Commission, approved a contract with Michael Baker International for the development of a Rim of the World Recreation and Park District Active Transportation.
The scope includes updating the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan (NMTP) and creating public awareness, outreach, and community input to implement active transportation improvements within and between rural villages and to plan for safe routes to schools and/or bus stops.

Interstate 10/Pepper Avenue Interchange Underway
The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), the County of San Bernardino, the City of Colton, and the California Department of Transportation celebrated the start of construction for the much-anticipated Interstate 10/Pepper Avenue Interchange Improvement Project on March 10th. This approximately $10 million enhancement to the interchange will provide better circulation, enhanced response capabilities for emergency service providers, and improved access to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
In addition, the project boasts a first-of-its-kind federal pilot program for local and veteran hiring practices. The Federal Highway Administration and the San Bernardino Associated Governments have come together to incentivize the contractor to hire San Bernardino County residents and/or veterans who have been honorably discharged. This program is designed to create local jobs and help boost the economy through infrastructure investment. Funded through Measure I, the half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements in San Bernardino County, this effort may offer a new way of doing business on roadway improvement projects.
"This project is touching the lives of our friends and neighbors in a different way," SANBAG President Ryan McEachron said. "I am extremely proud that our staff was aggressive in working the Federal Government to pilot a program that incentivizes hiring of locals and veterans."

Top Freeway Service Patrol Drivers Recognized  

The SANBAG Board received the yearly update on the Freeway Service Patrol Program. SANBAG began pursuing funding for the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2005/2006. Since the program's inception, the FSP Program has assisted more than 340,000 motorists on San Bernardino County highways with more than 42,000 assists in 2015. The FSP program has received more than 10,000 survey comments from motorists that have been assisted by our FSP Drivers. Overall, 99.8% rated their experience as excellent or good.
As part of the update, the following drivers were presented the 2015 Freeway Service Patrol Driver Recognition Awards in the following categories:
Top Driver
Enrique Razo, of Navarro's Towing in Fontana
Driver of Excellence
Leo Varela, of Navarro's Towing in Fontana
Rookie of the Year
Stelver Leiva, of Pomona Valley Towing in Pomona
Public Choice
Gilbert Augustine, of Steve's Towing in Rancho Cucamonga
Most Accurate
Alejandro Estudillo, of Pepe's Towing in Colton
These five FSP drivers collectively provided more than 10,000 motorist assists in 2015. Congratulations to these five drivers and all the other drivers that help make the FSP Program in San Bernardino County a huge success.

Mount Vernon Avenue Viaduct over BNSF Intermodal Facility
The Board of Directors acting as the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and County Transportation Commission authorized staff to develop a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of San Bernardino that will designate SANBAG as the lead agency for Environmental Clearance, Design, Right-of-Way Acquisition, and Construction of the Mount Vernon Avenue Viaduct over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Intermodal Facility.
This project has been a priority for the City of San Bernardino for more than 15 years. In June of 2011, the City obtained environmental clearance from the California Department of Transportation for a bridge replacement. However, the City is experiencing delays to the project schedule based on a variety of challenges including potential environmental revalidation needs and right-of-way issues. In an effort to expedite the completion of the project, the agencies began discussions in regards to SANBAG leading the project forward because of SANBAG's extensive experience in delivering similarly large and complex projects.

The MOU will define the roles and responsibilities of the two agencies moving forward. 
14,965 approved projects
12,664 completed projects
$237,274,933 value of completed projects
91.4 million KWh saved annually
25,139 tons of GHGs reduced annually
34.6 million gallons of water saved annually

HERO investments stimulate direct economic opportunity in San Bernardino County.

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