Category Archives: News Articles

OmniConnect Shuttle Services

One of the barriers to residents of San Bernardino County using rail transit is that first mile/last mile connection between the Metrolink line and destinations throughout the county. The addition of a direct connection from Metrolink to primary destinations will help bridge the gap to commuters being automobile dependent. Omnitrans recently launched two new shuttle […]

State of the Airport

SBCTA was proud to support Ontario International Airport (ONT) at its State of the Airport event on November 1st, celebrating the aviation gateway’s sixth anniversary under local ownership. More than 400 guest attended the event, which showcased ONT’s impressive expansion of flights, destinations and customer amenities, its emergence as one of the Top 10 cargo […]

North 1st Ave Bridge in Barstow

For almost a century, the North First Avenue Bridge has served as a critical lifeline for the surrounding community. It serves as the main thoroughfare to essential services such as schools and hospitals as well as Fort Irwin. Located in rural Barstow and built in 1930, the bridge has been deemed structurally deficient and functionally […]

Arrow Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

SBCTA in collaboration with Metrolink hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 21st at the historic Santa Fe station, currently known as the Redlands – Downtown Station for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, also known as Arrow. The project has been more than a decade in the making, featuring new tracks, enhanced street crossings, […]

FRA Approves Arrow Quiet Zone Pending 21-Day Notice

The long-anticipated start of Arrow (a nine-mile extension of Metrolink service along the San Bernardino Line that connects Redlands to the San Bernardino Transit Center via Tier 4 Diesel Multiple Units) launched on October 24th. The effort to establish this new service was developed, designed and constructed to include Quiet Zones throughout the nine-mile corridor. […]

Metrolink is celebrating 30 years of service – Giving customers 30% off monthly passes

Metrolink is celebrating 30 years of service in Southern California and they want to give our riders something to celebrate too! Enjoy 30% off your Monthly Pass purchase from now until December 14, 2022. Take advantage of this limited time offer by simply purchasing the Monthly Pass at any Metrolink ticket window, Metrolink ticket machine […]

VVTA Offering Free Ridership in October

Every day throughout the month of October, Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), is offering free rides all month long! It is VVTA’s way of saying thank you to the community for their patience during these challenging past couple of years.VVTA will be offering all their transit services, including their new Micro-Link service, for free all […]

Business 2 Business Recap

Last month, SBCTA hosted its annual Business to Business (B2B) Expo and State of Transportation. The event connected firms for future teaming opportunities, enhanced awareness of local labor, and educated prospective bidders on upcoming contracting opportunities. This year’s Expo showcased 60 owner and employer booths including Caltrans District 8, Metrolink, Omnitrans, Ontario International Airport, and […]

Why all of the train horns?

    Arrow is close to revenue service and crews are in the final stages of train testing, crew training, and simulated service. Throughout testing, in compliance with FRA regulations, crews need to sound the horns (two long, one short, one long) and bells at street crossings throughout the corridor. Please know this is temporary […]

Join us for the Arrow Ribbon Cutting!

Join us to celebrate the future of transit at the Arrow Ribbon Cutting ceremony. TIME: October 21st at 10:00 a.m. LOCATION: Redlands – Downtown Station Visit for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
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