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3rd Annual SBTC Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest Is Back with Free Kids Painting Class!

Help us celebrate the third anniversary of the San Bernardino Transit Center at the annual SBTC Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest! The contest, themed “A Trip Around the World,” will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 on the concrete floors of the San Bernardino Transit Center.

This community celebration will feature live music broadcast by Hot 103.9, refreshments, and – new this year – a FREE painting class for children ages 7-13! Prize raffles and promotional giveaways will round out the day.

We hope to see new and familiar faces at this year’s event! The new kids painting class will be strictly for children ages 7-13, starts at 9:30 a.m. and lasts one hour. This class will be taught by one and only, Susan from Cherry Valley’s The Art Barn.

Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
With only 30 spaces available for the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, creativity and connecting to the theme will get you one step closer to the grand prize!

This year’s theme opens up a world of opportunities for art. Where would you ride the bus to if you could ride anywhere in the world? The Taj Mahal or the Eiffel Tower? The colors and sights in Thailand or Mexico? The world is your oyster!

Be sure to start grab your passport and start brainstorming your interpretation of “A Trip Around the World”. Let your creativity shine for a chance to win the grand prize – a $300 Visa gift card, $150 Visa gift card for second place, or $100 Visa gift card for third place. All gift card prizes will be awarded in the Adult division for participants 14 and older. However, all participants 13 and under will receive a movie ticket just for participating!

Be sure to check out our Official Rules to familiarize yourself with guidelines and regulations.

Event Schedule
Artist Check-In: 8:30 a.m.
Chalk Art Contest: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Kids Painting Class: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Chalk Art Contest Judging Period: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Winners announced: 11:30 a.m.

In addition, all event participants and spectators will receive a free Omnitrans refillable water bottle to take home along with other goodies! Please note: Refillable water bottles and promotional item giveaways are available while supplies last.

Start packing your brain with ideas for your “Trip Around the World”. Omnitrans is rooting for you!

Be sure to check out the newly landscaped grounds at the transit center, which has become a well-recognized resource and community space for San Bernardino since opening in 2015. The San Bernardino Transit Center is located at 599 Rialto Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92410.

Transit Center Platform Takes Shape

People passing by the Rialto Avenue and E Street sbX station can begin to see what center-running stations will look like. The installation of station artwork will be done toward the end of the project.

During the past month, construction crews have been working on the Rialto Avenue and E Street sbX station – one of six center-running stations throughout the project. Motorists driving past the Rialto Avenue station will see that a raised concrete platform and steel canopy structure have already been built.

Construction of the San Bernardino Transit Center is expected to start in fall 2013.

This specific station will allow riders to easily transfer to other modes of public transit across the street at the future site of the San Bernardino Transit Center. Riders will have the option to connect to the new Downtown San Bernardino Metrolink extension, which can take passengers all the way to Union Station in Los Angeles or transfer to Omnitrans regular bus service. There are also plans to provide passenger rail service from the transit center to Redlands through the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, which is currently in the environmental phase.

Crews have begun constructing the new curbs and gutters along the south side of Hospitality Lane.

Elsewhere in San Bernardino, there has been significant progress on E Street as new curbs, gutters and sidewalks are being built on the west side between Rialto Avenue and 6thStreet. On Hospitality Lane, traffic control has been removed on the north side of the street between Tippecanoe Avenue and Commerce Center Drive East. On the south side of Hospitality Lane, crews have already begun to build new curbs and gutters between E Street and Tippecanoe Avenue. New driveways and sidewalks will be constructed in the coming weeks and months.

– Robert Chevez
rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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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?