San Bernardino Transit Center: a closer look

Please click photo above for expanded view.

Several of you were interested in a a closer look at the site plan for the San Bernardino Transit Center, so we’re posting a more detailed version. Keep in mind that these plans are only 15% and are subject to change. The design and construction is being managed by the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG). Construction is tentatively set to begin in June 2013. The project is expected to be open by September 2014, but the bus bays will be open by January 2014 for transfers with sbX.

Right now the building is about 17,000 square feet and will include:

  • Customer service area
  • Public restrooms
  • Security
  • Operator break room and restrooms
  • Public meeting rooms and training center
  • Two small retail spaces (empty shells)
  • Maintenance area
  • Bike center (with secure bike parking, repairs, and possible short-term rentals)

What do you think of the plans for the new transit center?

4 comments on “San Bernardino Transit Center: a closer look

  1. Celsius1414 on said:

    Looks great. As a cyclist, I’m especially excited about the integration of bicycle facilities (not to mention the new buses having three rack spots!) – bikes are an essential component of any transit solution. Thanks for the updates!

  2. That open grassy area looks like it could easily become a haven for gang members and homeless people. I hope SANBAG modifies the plan to deal with the issue.

  3. Celsius1414 on said:

    Well, who hangs out on the grass aside, it does raise another point — Omnitrans could follow a low-water approach on the site via xeriscaping (landscaping with little or no additional water required). It would be a great example for local businesses and residents, not to mention saving thousands of dollars every year.

    By the way, love that sundial feature!

  4. You should have found a way to have the greyhound terminal moved there as well if you are truly talking about a centralized operation.

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