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Laurel Street Grade Separation Project Dedication Event
Friday, June 10, 2016
10am - Colton, CA
General Assembly
Thursday, June 16, 2016
5:30pm - 9:00 pm
Citizens Business Bank Arena - Ontario, CA

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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.
Open Streets Events Scheduled in San Bernardino County
SANBAG approved a grant program to encourage safer walking and cycling through community collaboration and advertising. The campaign strives to educate communities about the importance of transportation safety when sharing the roadway between vehicles and non-motorized modes. The main goal of the Go Human campaign is to encourage Southern Californians to use human-powered transportation and help drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians to be more aware of others using the road.
As part of the Go Human campaign in 2015, SCAG solicited grant applications from the member jurisdictions to host "Open Streets Events" around Southern California. In response to the solicitation, three cities and SANBAG submitted proposals to host events around the County. SANBAG, and its member jurisdictions, have been leading efforts in implementing non-motorized modes of transportation in San Bernardino County. The Open Streets will showcase many of these active transportation accomplishments to the communities and will help public awareness of active transportation programs around our county.
For the SANBAG region, the four sites identified for open streets events as part of the SCAG Go Human Campaign are:
  • City of Fontana (July 30, 2016)
  • City of Rancho Cucamonga (May 2017)
  • City of Rialto (October 2016)
  • SANBAG - Ontario National Innovative Communities Conference (June 21-22, 2016)
The Active Transportation Open Streets and Temporary Events are appropriately aligned with the goals of the MSRC CTC Partnership Program and the SCAG 2016 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy in encouraging active transportation in the region while reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled.

SANBAG Board Adopts FY 16/17 Budget
On June 1st, the SANBAG Board of Directors officially adopted the FY 2016/17 budget. SANBAG's budget process is structured to provide for the maximum level of input from all SANBAG policy committees and includes a review of the Boards' direction as it relates to short term goals and how it integrates with the agency's long term goals and objectives.
As part of this review, staff analyzes the resources available to help meet the strategies as set forth in the Fiscal Year budget. The Initiatives and Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2016/2017 is included in the Board agenda for June 2016. Staffing for Fiscal Year 2016/2017 includes 61 regular full-time equivalent positions in comparison to 55.5 positions from the previous Fiscal Year. Total salary and benefit costs are $9,191,172 which is 1.9% of the overall budget.
Estimated revenues for the Fiscal Year 2016/2017 budget are $380,426,842 and budget appropriations are $485,606,037. The difference between estimated revenues and budget appropriations is funded with restricted fund balances and bond proceeds.

Passenger Rail Project Team Working with Public to Establish Regional Brand
The Redlands Passenger Rail Project public outreach team is in the process of implementing a Service Branding Development Plan for the ultimate service to be operated by Omnitrans at the completion of construction in 2020.
RPRP received its original project branding in an effort to distinguish, for the community, two rail projects in close proximity to one another; the Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project (DSBPRP) extending Metrolink service to the San Bernardino Transit Center and RPRP providing stand-alone service between the San Bernardino Transit Center and the University of Redlands. At completion of construction, the DSBPRP service will become part of the Metrolink San Bernardino Line. As we move forward with the delivery of RPRP, the outreach team has been tasked with identifying a distinct brand for its ultimate service.
As part of a growing countywide network of connectivity, it is important to understand what the new passenger rail service brings not only to the communities it will immediately service, but also to the county as a whole as opportunities arise to expand the network.
The purpose of the Service Branding Development Plan is to develop branding that will support the launch of the new service and its role within a broader interconnection system of transit through strategic planning, research and messaging that will result in the creation of a branded look and feel, style guide, and brand voice.

SANBAG Board to Provide Video for Online Viewing of Meetings
The SANBAG Board of Directors approved a staff recommendation to provide video and audio recordings of Board and Committee meetings via the SANBAG web page. 

Recordings are expected to begin late summer / early fall and will be posted to SANBAG's website within two business days of the conclusion of the meeting.

Viewers can expect to see a digital video recording of the meeting providing a wide shot of the room that could pan to focus on the podium during a presentation or on the screen to show slides and other material displayed.
State Advocate Provides Update to SANBAG Board of Directors
The Board of Directors received an update from SANBAG'S State Legislative Advocate Delaney Hunter of Gonzalez, Quintana, Hunter & Cruz, LLC. Mrs. Hunter discussed the latest developments in Sacramento and their Impacts to SANBAG's legislative priorities.
Key issues discussed included the Budget Conference Committee, Cap and Trade and SANBAG's Sponsor Bill,
SB 1305 (R - Morrell).  SB 1305 has passed the Senate and is expected to pass through the Assembly without issue. 
State Route 210/Pepper Avenue Interchange Project Moves Forward
The SR-210 Pepper Avenue Interchange Project will improve regional mobility and provide new freeway access at Pepper Avenue in the City of Rialto.

The proposed project includes construction of freeway ramps, widening Pepper Avenue to its ultimate configuration to Highland Avenue, and landscape improvements. The final design for the project is anticipated to be approved by July of this year. The cost to construct the project is estimated at $15.3 million, which will be funded through a combination of Federal transportation funds and Measure I.

A construction contract is expected to be awarded before the end of 2016 and complete by the end of 2017.
2016 Hawaiian Shirt Contest Winner

Jim Harris and 2016 Hawaiian Shirt Contest Winner, 

George Huntington - Town of Yucca Valley


Gerdau is the largest recycler in California.

Gerdau is a mini-mill steel producer, utilizing millions of tons of recycled steel each year to create new steel products
that are used to build bridges, roads, skyscrapers, professional sports arenas andhigh speed rail. The company's
steelmaking process conserves energy, reduces emissions and has a lower carbon footprint than traditional steelmaking.

In San Bernardino County, Gerdau helps build the community by manufacturing, fabricating and placing rebar in major projects. They also distribute rebar to five reinforcing steel facilities throughout California, contributing to projects with LEED certifications due to recycled content and being a regional product.

Parsons is proud to sponsor the 2016 SANBAG General Assembly. With corporate offices in Southern California, Parsons recognizes the significance of this event and enthusiastically supports SANBAG's theme of working together to envision tomorrow.

Leading the transportation engineering and construction industry for more than 70 years, Parsons provides transportation services on projects of all sizes and complexities. Parsons is known for contributing to the success of projects around the world, including many of SANBAG's ongoing projects, such as I-15/I-215 Devore, I-15 BaseLine, I-10 Pepper, I-10 Tippecanoe and I-215 Barton Road Interchange projects.

Renovate America is the provider of HERO (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity), the nation's largest residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. Through PACE legislation, HERO partners with cities and counties to drive energy-efficient home improvements that impact the entire community. HERO offers affordable financing for over one million certified energy-efficient and water-saving products as well as industry-leading contractor resources and consumer protections. Recently recognized by the White House for their commitment to help save 43.1 billion gallons of water over the next 10 years, HERO is helping communities reduce emissions, lower utility bills, drive job growth and stimulate local economies.

HDR is a proud sponsor of the SANBAG 2015 General Assembly. For many years, SANBAG and HDR have partnered to deliver many of Measure I's most prominent and complex projects including Redlands Passenger Rail, Colton Crossing and I-215 Corridor projects.

At HDR, we believe that the way we work can add meaning
and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward. We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most
well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities
through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. Our employees, working in 225 locations around the world, push open the doors to what's possible each and every day.

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education,
sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Skanska has been active in the Inland Empire for nearly a century, with its main office in Riverside serving projects throughout the region. Additionally, Skanska's team has long been an active participant in community service activities throughout the region. Skanska is committed to increasing opportunities for local small businesses to participate in the
region's largest construction projects.