Behind the tarped fences at the corner of Rialto Avenue and E Street, construction crews have been hard at work on the highly anticipated San Bernardino Transit Center. The project is managed by San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG). Parsons Brinckerhoff oversees the construction and the contractor is Kemp Brothers Construction. (Click photos for larger versions)
Funding for the $21 million project is primarily from the Federal Transit Administration, as well as the Federal Highway Administration and state and local funds through SANBAG.
Construction of the facility is moving along on schedule and the grand opening will be held in mid-2015.
The Transit Center will be a state-of-the-art facility our entire region can take pride in.
- 7,500 square foot building
- LEED Gold Certified
- highly energy efficient design and systems
- drought tolerant landscaping.
- 22 bus bays—includes space for neighboring transit agencies like MARTA, VVTA, others.
Features for the public include:
- Customer service and pass sales office
- 24/7 on site Security as well as security cameras
- Ticket vending machines and ATM
- Electronic message signs with real time arrival info
- Seating and shelter
- Bike racks
- Way-finding signs
Omnitrans operations on site include:
- 5 full time employees (Customer Service, Operations)
- 100s of bus drivers who will pass through each day
- Space for them to take a lunch break, use the restroom, etc.
- Also space for facilities maintenance equipment, lost and found, etc.
Another key feature of this location is that there is room to grow. The most valuable portion of the property, from a development perspective, is left open for development:
- Corner of Rialto and E street
- Approx. 2 acres
- Prime location for retail and office space
With 8,000 people a day passing through, this Transit Center is going to be a tremendous asset for our community.
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