Archive for the ‘ San Bernardino Associated Governments ’ Category


Toll lane critics fear that the residents who live off Interstate 10 can’t afford to drive on them.

Published: May 15, 2015
Updated: May 17, 2015 – 11:26 p.m.

Want a faster commute? You may get one if you’re willing to spend a little more money.

San Bernardino County is moving ahead with plans for toll lanes, much like those already under construction on Riverside County’s portion of the 91 Freeway in Corona.

To read story by Stephen Wall in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: sbX Bus Line failure not going unnoticed


Monday, May 11, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

Omnitrans, San Bernardino County’s transit authority, is trumpeting the first year of it’s $200,000,000-plus, sbX Bus Line.

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InlandPolitics: Proposed Toll Lane hijack not going unnoticed


Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

A sleepy and mostly unnoticed agency, charged with allocating funds for San Bernardino County transportation projects, is starting to attract attention because of a controversial proposal.

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InlandPolitics: Transportation Agency moves to charge drivers


Monday, March 30, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

When San Bernardino County voters re-approved Measure I, they never contemplated or approved what’s coming down the line.

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By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 03/04/15, 4:07 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The final environmental document for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project has been certified by the San Bernardino Associated Governments Board of Directors.

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InlandPolitics: Build it and they will come?

If You Build It They Will Come

Saturday, February 28, 2015 – 11:30 a.m.

San Bernardino County leaders, not Inland Empire as a whole, seem fascinated with building public works projects that will never be self-sustaining. Even though they say otherwise.

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The Sun: San Bernardino-to-Redlands rail project raises funding questions

Question Mark

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 02/24/15, 12:01 AM PST | Updated: 1 day ago

REDLANDS >> With a voter-approved commuter rail project that would take riders from San Bernardino to Redlands and back looming as early as 2018, local public transit critics are ringing bells over its funding.

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The Sun: Redlands Passenger Rail Project funding outlined


By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 02/23/15, 12:47 PM PST | Updated: 55 secs ago

REDLANDS >> When voters approved an extension of Measure I in 2004, they also voted to fund the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, which was specified in the measure.

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DailyBulletin: Metrolink to cut service on San Bernardino line


Metrolink will be cutting back on service to San Bernardino, starting Oct. 1.

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 07/14/14, 6:15 PM PDT | Updated: 19 secs ago

Starting Oct. 1, two mid-day trains and two late-night trains will be removed from the commuter rail’s most popular service, said Jeff Lustgarten, chief spokesperson for Metrolink and its parent, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Agencies pool money for transit center, Metrolink extension


A new low-polluting Metrolink engine with positive train control, and a safer passenger car with stronger frame, rubber bumpers and collapsible tables, are pulled onto tracks in downtown San Bernardino for transit center groundbreaking on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (Cassie MacDuff/STAFF PHOTO)

February 26, 2014; 03:10 PM

Transportation officials circled the wagons in downtown San Bernardino on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to kick off a $227 million project to bring Metrolink, bus service and, eventually, rail to Redlands together at a single station.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Miller approval ratings down; six Californias?

Gary Miller

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga

December 27, 2013; 05:56 PM

Democrats seeking to unseat Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, in the 31st Congressional District are feeling encouraged by a recent poll that shows him with weak approval ratings.

To read post by Jeff Horseman and Imran Ghori in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

InlandPolitics: An unintended consequence?


Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

One has to really wonder just how unhappy San Bernardino County officials are these days.

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The Sun: Ruling tossed in San Bernardino County indemnity suit prior to settlement


Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/16/2013 06:51:47 PM PDT

A San Diego Superior Court judge, in an effort to encourage a settlement between San Bernardino County, and Upland and two transportation agencies, purged his Feb. 5 decision to dismiss all damages claims the county made against the city and the two agencies.

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Joe Nelson and Sandra Emerson, Staff Writers
Posted: 03/16/2013 05:17:55 PM PDT
Updated: 03/16/2013 06:51:03 PM PDT

After nearly nine years and roughly $46 million in taxpayer money spent by all parties involved, San Bernardino County’s indemnity lawsuit against Upland and two transportation agencies has left scars, but none that cannot be healed, officials say.

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The Sun: San Bernardino County agrees to end 9-year lawsuit


Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/12/2013 08:49:23 PM PDT

San Bernardino County on Tuesday settled its nearly 9-year-old lawsuit against the city of Upland and two transportation agencies regarding the county’s landmark settlement with Rancho Cucamonga investor group Colonies Partners LP in 2006.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Cities urge end to lawsuit


San Bernardino County Supervisors Chairwoman Janice Rutherford has called for the county to end its litigation over the $102 million Colonies lawsuit settlement.

February 12, 2013; 08:56 PM

A group of Inland city officials urged San Bernardino County supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to end the county’s costly lawsuit against three public agencies to recover $102 million paid in the controversial Colonies settlement.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Bill Postmus


Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/30/2013 08:24:55 PM PST
Updated: 01/30/2013 08:49:52 PM PST

A San Diego Superior Court judge on Wednesday tentatively dismissed a nine-year-old lawsuit by San Bernardino County against three public agencies in which the county sought to recoup a portion of a $102 million legal settlement the defendants say was corrupt.

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