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Work for sbX BRT Project Set for Coming Week

The sbX BRT is express service bus line under construction in the Inland Empire.

Organizers of the controversial sbX BRT Project have put out the construction schedule for the week of Jan. 28 and they again include a few streets through Loma Linda and San Bernardino’s Hospitality Lane that are normally very busy .

The sbX BRT is express service bus line under construction in the Inland Empire. It is billed by Omnitrans as 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, Omnitrans officials said.

Planned Construction:

Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue Park-and-Ride-Facility

  • Parameters: South of Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue intersection
  • Days: Mon. - Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • Specifics: Irrigation and landscape
  • LANE CLOSURE: No traffic control in effect.

Marshall Boulevard Park-and-Ride Facility

  • Parameters: Northwest and northeast corners of E Street and Marshall Boulevard
  • Day Work: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • Specifics: N/A
  • LANE CLOSURE: No traffic control in effect

E Street

  • Parameters: Select locations between Highland Avenue 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: Fine grading and sidewalk ramps between 2nd Street and Church; Street light activities; Electrical activities
  • LANE CLOSURE: Traffic control in some areas along E Street between Highland Avenue and Hospitality Lane.

Hospitality Lane

  • Parameters: Select locations between E Street and Tippecanoe Avenue
  • Night Work: Mon. - Fri. from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Intermittent Day Work
  • Specifics: Grading on south side; Curb and gutter concrete pouring; Irrigation activities; Electrical activities (potholing, conduit, foundations); Street light activities; Landscape activities
  • LANE CLOSURE: Traffic control in effect in some locations along Hospitality Lane between E Street and Tippecanoe Avenue

San Bernardino 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: Rebar placement and wall work at Marshall West; Curb removal, grading and utilities at Highland West; Steel work at Rialto station
  • LANE CLOSURE: Traffic control in effect at some locations

Loma Linda Bus Station Locations

  • Parameters: Anderson Street/ Redlands Boulevard, Anderson Street/ Prospect Avenue, Benton Street/ Barton Road
  • Day Work: Mon. - Fri. from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • Specifics: Surveying activities; Utility work; Grading, excavation and utilities at Anderson/Redlands East; Rebar placement and pouring of concrete slab at Anderson/Prospect East and West and Benton/Barton
  • LANE CLOSURE: Some parking removed along Anderson Street, Benton Street and Barton Road
Gregory Brittain January 26, 2013 at 09:07 PM
SBx and the Triumph of Cargo Cult Economics Who is going to ride the express bus from Cal State SB to LLU? Is this project worth borrowing money that our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will have to repay? It's going to make traffic worse on Hospitality Lane by restricting left turns harming those businesses. This is classic example of "cargo cult economics." http://www.redstate.com/2012/09/07/obamas-solution-cargo-cult-economics/ http://www.redstate.com/2012/10/13/obama-and-the-triumph-of-cargo-cult-economics/ If borrowed and printed dollars from Washington did not rain down on SB, this project would never be built if the people of SB and LL had to pay for it. Even if the project has some value, we are $16 trillion in debt and sinking fast. We can’t afford it. Just as in our personal lives, we have to say “I can’t afford that.” Just as in our personal lives, we have to say “No” to our children when they ask for things. As Senator Rubio said, either we deal with the debt or the debt will deal with us.

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