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Work on Kendall/Palm, CSUSB resumes

A variety of drought-tolerant trees are being planted at the Palm Avenue and Kendall Drive park-and-ride.

Activities have increased at the northern end of the Omnitrans sbX project as crews have been working on irrigation and landscaping at the Palm Avenue and Kendall Drive park-and-ride facility.

An irrigation system that features a water-efficient drip system is being installed. A drip system uses substantially less water that a traditional sprinkler system. Using this system is possible as the vegetation selected only requires low-to-moderate watering which, once the plants are established, needs only occasional supplemental water. A variety of trees such as Australian willows, pines, and pepper trees are being planted at this location. Additional vegetation will be put in toward the end of the construction project later this year.

Another landscape view of the Kendall & Palm park-and-ride

At the CSUSB sbX station, work will resume at the beginning of February as crews will install concrete platform pavers, which interlock pieces of concrete to create an attractive pattern or design. In the coming months, work at this station will include installation of irrigation and landscaping.

– Robert Chevez
rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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Omnitrans Ops Develops sbX Plan

The sbX station and park & ride testing at Palm & Kendall in San Bernardino. The station will service both Omnitrans sbX and fixed route vehicles.

The Omnitrans operations department is gearing up for the 2014 opening of sbX bus rapid transit (BRT) service. It will be “all hands on deck” in developing standards, operating requirements, procedures, policies, and training skills to support this premier service!

The plan will familiarize department personnel with preemptive signal priority, dedicated center running bus lanes, bus arrival prediction and messaging system, on board passenger wireless network service, ticket vending machines, and on-board/ platform surveillance for increased security, and vehicle operations.

It is anticipated that six months prior to the system being in revenue service, vehicles will be traveling the sbX corridor for operators to test equipment functionality, headways, and approaches at the platform stations.

The first transit station to be evaluated for maneuverability and stall placement was at Palm & Kendall. The best way to test whether or not the transit station is “sbX ready” is to create an environment as close to reality as the coach operators will experience.

Although you might imagine the 60-foot articulated buses require a wider turning radius than the 40-foot buses, that is not the case. Details are crucial; measurements are tested and retested to ensure there are no barriers to the safe operation of the buses.

It is anticipated the sbX service will require 23 coach operators to operate the system five days a week. We are in the beginning stages of planning tight now and will continue to post more details as we move closer to our implementation date.

More testing at the Kendall and Palm Park and Ride

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sbX construction update for July 9-13

To establish a safe work environment for crews and the public, the construction crew has implemented traffic control measures that allow for at least one lane in each direction to be open during construction. Maintaining access to businesses is a high priority as part of this project. As such, signage is placed throughout the corridor to inform the public that they are open for business.

Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue Park-and-Ride-Facility
Parameters: South of Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue intersection
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Specifics: Work on park-and-ride restroom continues
LANE CLOSURE: NA

CSUSB
Parameters: New bus station location on campus
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Specifics: Curb and gutter activities (grading and concrete continue), Work on bus passenger platform continues
LANE CLOSURE: Traffic control in effect.

E Street
Parameters: Select locations between 10th Street and Hospitality Lane
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Night Work: Mon. – Fri. from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly
Specifics: Driveway, curb and gutter work continues (includes removal and grading in some locations), electrical activities, irrigation activities, water meter relocation activities
LANE CLOSURE: Parking and lane nearest the curb along the east side of E Street between 10th Street and 6th Street has been eliminated.

Hospitality Lane
Parameters: Select locations between Diners Court and Tippecanoe Avenue
Night Work: Mon. – Fri. from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Intermittent Day Work
Specifics: Driveway, curb and gutter work continues (includes removal, grading and paving in some locations), landscaping activities, irrigation activities, electrical activities
LANE CLOSURE: North side of Hospitality Lane nearest the curb is closed.

Various Bus Station Locations
Parameters: Little Mountain Drive, Shandin Hills Drive, Marshall Boulevard, Highland Avenue, Baseline Street
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Night Work: Mon. – Fri. from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly
Specifics: Irrigation activities, electrical activities, storm drain activities, and platform structure activities
LANE CLOSURE: Traffic control in effect at select bus stop locations.

About sbX
The sbX BRT Project is the first-of-its kind express service to be constructed in the Inland Empire. It is the beginning of an intermodal public transit system in the San Bernardino Valley that will help reduce vehicle congestion while providing the public an environmentally friendly alternative that is sophisticated, cost effective, and time efficient.

The 15.7-mile corridor spans between northern San Bernardino and Loma Linda. It will include 16 art-inspired stations at key university, government, business, entertainment and medical centers as well as four park-and-ride facilities.

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sbX Construction Update for June 18-22

To establish a safe work environment for crews and the public, the construction crew has implemented traffic control measures that allow for at least one lane in each direction to be open during construction. Maintaining access to businesses is a high priority as part of this project. As such, signage is placed throughout the corridor to inform the public that they are open for business.

Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue Park-and-Ride-Facility
Parameters: South of Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue intersection
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Specifics: Concrete paving, asphalt paving
LANE CLOSURE: NA

CSUSB
Parameters: New bus station location on campus
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Specifics: Cut and cap irrigation activities, tree and landscape removal, traffic control implementation, potholing, roadway concrete cutting, roadway leveling
LANE CLOSURE: Traffic control to be placed Monday, June 18

E Street
Parameters: Select locations between 10th Street and Hospitality Lane
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Night Work: Sun. – Fri. from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly
Specifics: Driveway, curb and gutter work continues, roadway concrete cutting, storm drain activities, electrical activities, traffic control implementation
LANE CLOSURE: Parking and lane nearest the curb along the east side of E Street between 10th Street and 6th Street has been eliminated.

Hospitality Lane
Parameters: Select locations between Diners Court and Tippecanoe Avenue
Night Work: Mon. – Fri. from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Intermittent Day Work: Sat. June 16 and Mon. June 18 near the intersection of Hospitality Lane and Waterman Avenue
Specifics: Driveway, curb and gutter work continues, continue work on bus pads, electrical activities, paving and asphalt work
LANE CLOSURE: North side of Hospitality Lane nearest the curb is closed.

Various Bus Station Locations
Parameters: Little Mountain Drive, Shandin Hills Drive, Marshall Boulevard, Highland Avenue, Baseline Street
Day Work: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Night Work: Sun. – Fri. from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly
Specifics: Irrigation activities, electrical activities, foundation activities, underground utility work
LANE CLOSURE: North side of Hospitality Lane nearest the curb is closed.

 

About sbX

The sbX BRT Project is the first-of-its kind express service to be constructed in the Inland Empire. It is the beginning of an intermodal public transit system in the San Bernardino Valley that will help reduce vehicle congestion while providing the public an environmentally friendly alternative that is sophisticated, cost effective, and time efficient.

The 15.7-mile corridor spans between northern San Bernardino and Loma Linda. It will include 16 art-inspired stations at key university, government, business, entertainment and medical centers as well as four park-and-ride facilities.