(San Bernardino, CA)— Omnitrans invites the public to attend a community open house related to construction at its East Valley Vehicle Maintenance Facility. The existing facility located at Fifth Street and Medical Center Drive in San Bernardino is being modified to accommodate new 60-foot articulated vehicles that will operate on its sbX bus rapid transit (BRT) line, now under construction.
Construction activities include a new bus wash and fuel dispensing structure, modification of maintenance bays, new lights and restriping of the bus parking area, the removal of underground diesel fuel storage tanks no longer used, and installation of trash compactors that will reduce the frequency of trash collection on site. Construction begins this month and will be completed by December 2013. All work is contained on Omnitrans property; no street closures are planned.
At the open house, Omnitrans staff and contractor representatives will present an overview of the project and be available for questions. Spanish translation service will be available and refreshments will be provided.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 18th, 4 – 6 pm
WHERE: Omnitrans headquarters, 1700 West Fifth Street, San Bernardino
USS Cal Builders, Inc. of Stanton, California is the general contractor. Jacobs is providing construction management services and STV Inc. is the design engineer. The construction cost estimate is $11.6 million, which is included in the total sbX project estimated cost of $192 million. Major funding is provided by the Federal Transit Administration, California Prop 1B, and San Bernardino County Measure I. An estimated 61 jobs will be created through this project.
The Omnitrans sbX BRT project is the first of-its-kind express service to be constructed in the Inland Empire. The 15.7-mile corridor spans between northern San Bernardino and Loma Linda. It includes stations at 16 key locations including university, government, business, entertainment and medical centers as well as four park-and-ride facilities. More information at: www.omnitrans-