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SCAG LA/SB Intercounty Transit Study
July 12, 2016
5:30p - 7:30p
Gibson Senior Center
Upland, CA
SCAG LA/SB Intercounty Transit Study
July 13, 2016
5:30p - 7:30p
Palomares Academy Pomona, 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.
HomeVehicle Procurement Process Begins for Future Passenger Rail Service
The SANBAG Board of Directors approved the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of the passenger rail vehicles for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP). The RFP outlines the vision, specifications and requirements for Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs), which have been identified as the vehicle of choice for the service. This is an exciting phase of the project since the procurement of the rail vehicles is a significant step forward to new transit service in San Bernardino County.
Each of the three DMUs will include two passenger rail cars, separated by a single, clean-burning diesel propulsion unit. Safety is SANBAG's highest priority and the DMUs will meet or exceed all Federal, State and Local requirements. The DMUs meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's strict emissions standards and will be manufactured within the United States.
SANBAG is promoting the RFP broadly to rail vehicle firms with manufacturing operations in the United States. The DMUs will be built and delivered in time for the start of passenger service, which is estimated to begin in 2020.

Proposals Sought for I-10 Corridor Project Construction Management
The I-10 Corridor Project is currently in the environmental phase and is progressing toward approval with the Record of Decision (ROD) expected in summer 2017. As a result, SANBAG is coordinating closely with Caltrans on the next step to deliver this project which includes procurement of a Project Management Construction Management (PCM) consultant team.
On Wednesday, the Board of Directors approved the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) in seeking a PCM consultant team to manage the delivery of the first phase of the I-10 Corridor, designated as I-10 Contract 1, which also includes the Monte Vista Interchange. This project, in alignment with the Locally Preferred Alternative selected by the Board in July 2014, is planned to implement ten miles of express lanes in each direction from the Los Angeles county line to Interstate 15 using a design-build delivery method. The PCM consultant will be responsible for leading the project management and construction management efforts for two separate contracts that include:
  • I-10 Contract 1 Highway Civil Design and Construction (Design-Build) Contract, and
  • Toll System Design, Installation, Integration and Operations Contract 
As described in the Scope of Work, the PCM will provide oversight, support and management for all related design and construction activities for both contracts, as well as being responsible for the right-of-way acquisitions and utilities. The PCM will also play a key role in performing the industry review and outreach to potential contractors as well as the development of the final technical provisions, RFP and related design-build contract documents.
ARRIVE Study Highlighted in New Video
The Advanced Regional Rail Integrated Vision - East (ARRIVE) study was recently completed by SANBAG in concert with the Southern California Association of Governments funded primarily through a Caltrans Planning Grant. The study evaluates the transition, over time, of the San Bernardino Metrolink Line to an integrated transit-oriented development (TOD) regional rail corridor, serving residents and businesses within active, growing, transit-oriented communities at the station locations and providing a high degree of transit interconnectivity to San Bernardino Valley destinations.
The study included participation from the six cities with Metrolink stations, as well as input from Metrolink and Omnitrans. One of the final products was a video developed to highlight the overall vision for the ARRIVE corridor. The video was envisioned as an informational tool that is a quick way to bring elected officials, planners, developers and residents up to speed with what the corridor agencies are trying to accomplish with ARRIVE and how the vision can be realized over time through specific implementation actions.
Click here to view ARRIVE video.
Double Tracking San Bernardino Line Remains a Priority
Having previously identified double tracking of the Metrolink San Bernardino Line as one of its priority projects, SANBAG is moving forward with Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Clearance of the Lilac to Rancho Double Track Project.
The scope of this project includes approximately three miles of second mainline track on the Metrolink San Bernardino Line within the Cities of Rialto and San Bernardino; the addition of a second platform at the Metrolink Rialto Station; improvements to eight at-grade crossings; and an analysis to determine the feasibility of implementing a Quiet Zone throughout the project limits.
SANBAG has selected Moffat & Nichol to assist staff in completing preliminary engineering and environmental clearance, including securing environmental and other necessary permits, and providing support services during outreach and coordination with third parties as required for the project.
An improvement like double tracking affords SANBAG the opportunity to explore more options for enhancing transit throughout the county.
Funding Request for Arrowbear Drive Bridge Replacement Project
The SANBAG Board of Directors approved a request from the County for $3,000,000 in Mountains Subarea Major Local Highway Program funds for the Arrowbear Drive Bridge Replacement Project in the unincorporated community of Arrowbear.
The existing Arrowbear Drive Bridge at Arrowbear Lake Spillway is narrow and the community of Arrowbear has limited access to State Highway 18 and Arrowbear Drive. It is also the only evacuation route for the residents in the event of an emergency. The intent of the bridge replacement project is to improve access and provide a more reliable evacuation route.
Work will commence on the Project Study Report in July 2016, with construction currently scheduled to begin in Fiscal Year 2019/2020. The agreement was approved by the County Board of Supervisors at their meeting on May 24, 2016.

Monte Vista Grade Separation Project on Path to Construction in 2016
With the conclusion of the Design and Right-of-way phases of the Monte Vista Grade Separation Project by the City of Montclair, the SANBAG Board of Directors took action Wednesday to move forward with the lead role for construction, scheduled to start later this year.
The approval of the final Design by SANBAG advances the project team to submit requests for authorization of funding for this project. Trade Corridor Improvement Funds (TCIF) represents a key piece of the funding puzzle and moves the project closer to a fall 2016 start.
Grade separation projects allow for better local circulation, eliminate at-grade conflicts between trains and vehicles, reduce train-related noise, enhance air quality, and improve emergency response times in the area.

15,392 approved projects
13,017 completed projects
$244,270,946 value of completed projects
93.8 million KWh saved annually
25,781 tons of GHGs reduced annually
37.2 million gallons of water saved annually

HERO investments stimulate direct economic opportunity in San Bernardino County.

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