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Changes to Omnitrans Facility Continue

sbX Fleet

Thirteen of the 14 new five-door, 60-foot-long sbX vehicles have arrived from the manufacturer and are being stored in a section of the Omnitrans East Valley maintenance yard in San Bernardino. The lot has been reconfigured to accommodate the coaches while modifications are made to the fueling facility, bus wash and maintenance bays. Crews have begun setting up a temporary fueling station on the east end of the facility on 5th Street and Medical Center Drive. The plan is to complete the temporary station before demolishing the old fueling facility and bus wash to make way for new ones that can accommodate a 60-foot bus.

Temporary fueling facility

sbX Loma Linda Station Work Continues

A new concrete bus pad and sbX station low wall have cured at the Anderson Street and Prospect Avenue station.

In May, construction activities focused on the Anderson Street and Redlands Boulevard east sbX station across from the Loma Linda Academy and the Benton Street and Barton Road sbX station at the Loma Linda VA Medical Center.

Other activities included the pouring and curing of concrete bus pads and low walls at the Anderson Street and Prospect Avenue sbX stations. Upcoming work will include electrical at Benton Street and Barton Road as well as slot paving at various station locations.

-Robert Chevez
rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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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Hospitality Lane Asphalt Work Completed

Asphalt paving in the center-running lane area has been completed on Hospitality Lane between E Street and Waterman Avenue.

May has become a major milestone month for the project, as crews were able to complete center-running-lane asphalt work on Hospitality Lane between E Street and Waterman Avenue. This section of roadway was removed and reinforced as the new sbX coaches will travel along the middle portion of the street in dedicated bus lanes.

Other major milestones include the start of construction of the Hunts Lane and Carnegie Drive center-running lane sbX stations. Crews are well on their way with station foundation work and planter walls leading to the pedestrian walkways in the signalized intersection.

The sbX Structure Steel has already been installed and the concrete planter walls poured.

At the sbX station at Hospitality Lane and Tippecanoe Avenue, the steel canopy structure has been installed and planter walls built. Numerous electrical activities also are taking place throughout this stretch of roadway for intersection signalization and wiring of the stations.

-Robert Chevez
rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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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CSUSB and E Street Work Moves Forward

Crews recently installed concrete pavers at the CSUSB sbX station, adding a visual design element to the platform.

Construction activities have picked up at the California State University, San Bernardino sbX station. Most notably the concrete pavers, which are an aesthetic element of the station, have been installed at the station platform. Platform lighting work and service for the electrical components at the station are ongoing. Irrigation and landscaping activities are scheduled for the following weeks.

Moving south along the corridor to E Street, asphalt paving crews are expected to work at the Marshall Boulevard and E Street intersection at the end of April, weather permitting. This work will include the final cap of asphalt and will improve the road conditions resulting in a smoother drive.

Concrete planters at center-running lane stations will create a pedestrian path to crosswalks at signalized intersections.

In the Downtown San Bernardino area, work between 6th Street and 2nd Street will shift to the east side of E Street at the end of April. Parking restrictions will be in place so crews can work on the new sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

Center-running lane station work on E Street at Rialto Avenue and North Mall Way is also moving forward. Concrete planter walls are being built at each station. These planters line both sides of the pedestrian walkway and will guide riders to the intersection for safe crossing using the light signals.

-Robert Chevez
rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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Paving, Concrete Work Begin in Loma Linda

LLMC: Low concrete walls are being built along the back part of the sbX station locations in Loma Linda such as this one at Anderson Street and Prospect Avenue.

During April, construction crews in Loma Linda are focusing on forming and pouring low concrete walls at the Anderson Street and Prospect Avenue West and East sbX stations as well as the VA station at Benton Street and Barton Road.

Additionally, crews are working on pouring new concrete bus pads at station locations in the city. Other work scheduled in April includes asphalt paving of slots nearest the curb at sbX station locations and electrical work.

-Robert Chevez
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Station Work Begins on Hospitality

New sod, trees and other types of plants have been put in on the south side of Hospitality Lane.

Construction progress on Hospitality Lane has become quite apparent during the past month as concrete driveways and sidewalks have re-opened and new landscaping has been planted along the south side of the street. In fact, on the west end of Hospitality Lane, traffic control has been lifted near E Street and the public can now see the new width of the street.

Additionally, new concrete bus pads have been poured at Omnitrans Route 2 stops along the south side of Hospitality Lane and slot asphalt paving is expected to begin at the end of April. The slot paving will allow traffic lanes to moved outward as construction crews begin to work on the center-running lane stations at Hunts Lane and Carnegie Drive.

During the next few weeks, the planter walls at the Tippecanoe Avenue station on Hospitality Lane will be formed and poured.

On the east end of Hospitality Lane, crews have achieved key milestones in building the center-running lane station at Tippecanoe Avenue. The concrete structure slab has been poured and planter walls will be formed and poured during the next few weeks.

-Robert Chevez
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Major sbX Progress Seen on E Street

Landscaping has been put in at the Marshall Blvd. park-and-ride lot.

March has been a very busy month for construction crews working on the Omnitrans sbX Bus Rapid Transit Line Construction Project. All throughout the project corridor, construction progress can be seen – especially along E Street from Marshall Boulevard to Hospitality Lane.

On the north end of E Street, a variety of drought-resistant trees, including willows and shrubs, are being planted at the west and east lots of the Marshall Boulevard park-and-ride. At Highland Avenue, the steel structure for the side-boarding sbX station has been installed on the west side of the street.

In the downtown area between 6th and 2nd streets, work on the west side of E Street has focused on relocation of fire hydrants, storm drains, and sidewalk ramps. A section of sidewalk also was completed at Court Street. Current activities at the Rialto Avenue and North Mall Way stations have crews working on building planter walls.

E Street center-running lanes

Finally, a big milestone on the south end of E Street was the completion of asphalt work in the center running lanes between Orange Show Road and Hospitality Lane. Crews reinforced the roadway by removing the old asphalt, putting in a subgrade, base, geogrid mesh, and the new asphalt.

 – Robert Chevez
   rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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Station Work to Begin on Hospitality

This month, construction activities will begin on the first Omnitrans sbX center running lane stations on Hospitality Lane at Tippecanoe Avenue (near Costco) and Carnegie Drive (near Home Depot). Traffic control will be in place as you approach these work areas. The first thing to be built will be the station platform followed by the installation of the steel canopies.

Elsewhere on Hospitality Lane, a considerable amount of progress has been made during the past month as all driveways and sidewalks have now been poured on the south side of the street between Tippecanoe Avenue and E Street. Some asphalt paving has begun through this stretch to fill in the new slots created from a wider street.

In the coming months, crews will work toward completing electrical, irrigation and landscaping work on the south side of Hospitality Lane.

 – Robert Chevez
   rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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Station Work Continues in Loma Linda

Traffic signal work will begin this month for the Benton Street and Barton Road sbX station.

Work continues smoothly in Loma Linda as crews work on the side boarding sbX stations throughout the city. Within the past weeks, the steel canopy structure has gone up at the Benton Street and Barton Road station that will serve the VA Loma Linda Medical Center area. Traffic signal work will also take place at this location during the next few weeks.

The steel canopy has been installed at Anderson Street east station across from the park-and-ride lot near Redlands Boulevard.

Elsewhere in Loma Linda, crews have also completed installing the steel canopy structure at the Anderson Street east side boarding sbX station near Redlands Boulevard. This station is located across the street from the sbX park-and-ride lot in Loma Linda. In the coming weeks, work will focus on building a low concrete wall at the backside of the station.

 – Robert Chevez
   rchevez@westboundcommunications.com

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Progress on Hospitality South Side

Construction crews have shifted their focus to the south side of Hospitality Lane between East Carnegie Drive and Hospitality Lane and are working during the day and evenings to expedite activities.

Curbs and gutters have been completed through most of this area and new driveways to businesses are being poured. This will be followed by sidewalk work in the coming weeks.

People travelling through this stretch of the project may also notice crews working on the installation of new traffic signals and other electrical activities. Landscaping activities will also take place in the coming months.

– Robert Chevez
  rchevez@westboundcommunications.com 

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