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sbX
San Bernardino Express logo.png
Overview
Operator Omnitrans
Garage 1700 West Fifth Street
San Bernardino, California
Began service April 28, 2014
Predecessors Route 2 (still in operation)
Route
Communities served
Landmarks served
Length 15.7 mi (25 km)
Service
Frequency every 10–15 minutes
Operates 6 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday–Friday
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sbX is a bus rapid transit (BRT) service in San Bernardino and Loma Linda, California, United States. It is operated by Omnitrans, a public transportation agency in southwestern San Bernardino County. The route is internally named by Omnitrans as the Green Line.[1]

sbX is intended to be a brand of bus rapid transit service that will eventually traverse major surface streets throughout Omnitrans' service area.[2][3][4]

Development[edit]

Construction was set to finish in late 2013, but was pushed back due to ongoing construction at San Bernardino's downtown transit center. Service began in April 2014.[5][6]

Omnitrans has begun making upgrades to its East Valley vehicle maintenance facility in San Bernardino, including modifications to its parking lot, service bays bus wash and fueling facility, to accommodate 60-foot buses, all of which have been purchased and acquired, to run on the sbX bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor.[7][8]

Omnitrans has received a grant from the Federal Transit Administration to conduct an alternatives analysis for the Holt Boulevard/4th Street Corridor and the cities of Ontario and Fontana are both conducting studies on the feasibility of bus rapid transit along the corridor in their cities. Additionally, planners in Rancho Cucamonga are exploring recommendations on how to support high-density, transit-oriented development along the Foothill Boulevard corridor (Historic Route 66).[9]

Stations[edit]

Station Type Location Coordinates Notes Photo
Palm M
PR
Kendall Drive and Palm Avenue
CSUSB M 5500 University Parkway Located on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino, it is very popular with students and staff who commute to the university because of the high cost and low availability of parking around campus. In 2008, the Omnitrans Transit Development Board began developing plans for a bus rapid line connecting CSUSB and Loma Linda University.[10] Construction of the line began with construction of the Palm station and-neo the CSUSB Transit Center.[11] The station was designed by Gruen Associates of Los Angeles for Omnitrans and the local community. Main artwork is by Freya Bardell and Brian Howe. The station art will be based on the trees on campus; the trees on glass will have a rich blue color that dramatically contrasts surroundings. Some artwork on the station was designed with help by CSUSB students and faculty that reflects the university community at large.[12] CSUSB Station (sbX).png
Little Mountain C Kendall Drive at Little Mountain Drive
Shandin Hills C Kendall Drive at Shandin Hills Drive. Shandin Hills Station.png
Marshall C
PR
"E" Street at Marshall Blvd.
Highland C "E" Street at Highland Avenue
Baseline C "E" Street at Baseline Street
Civic Center M
PR
"E" Street at Court Street DowntownSB North Station.jpg
San Bernardino Transit Center M "E" Street at Rialto Avenue Loma Linda University Health Care[13] has plans to build a major 5-story medical center a block away from the transit center, to provide health care to the needy, train medical residents and teach health-related job skills to high school graduates not planning to attend college. The project is a partnership of the university, the City of San Bernardino and the San Bernardino City Unified School District.[14]
Inland Center M "E" Street at North Mall Way Near National Orange Show Events Center
Hunts M Hospitality Lane at Hunts Lane Hospitality West Station.png
Carnegie M Hospitality Lane between Carnegie Drive West and Carnegie Drive East
Tippecanoe M Hospitality Lane at Tippecanoe Avenue
Redlands Blvd. C
PR
Anderson Street at Redlands Blvd.
Loma Linda University/Loma Linda University Medical Center C Anderson Street at Prospect Street
VA Hospital C Barton Road at Benton Street Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center
Type Code: C = Curbside station or M = Median station | PR = Station has Park and Ride

References[edit]

  1. ^ "sbX Green Line". Omnitrans. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  2. ^ "New Programs". Omnitrans. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "E Street Corridor sbX Bus Rapid Transit Project". Estreet-sbx.com. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  4. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20111006020905/http://www.estreet-sbx.com/docManager/1000000024/sbX-FAQs-Nov2008-FINAL.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Regional rapid bus system sbX moving forward in San Bernardino" (PDF). Thetransitcoalition.us. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  6. ^ "sbXpress - The Newsletter for Omnitans BRT". Sbcity.org. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  7. ^ "About sbX: Corridor and Bus Highlights". Estreet-sbx.com. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  8. ^ "sbx bus rapid transit | Omnitrans Public Transit News for the San Bernardino Valley". Omnitrans.org. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  9. ^ Tasci, Canan (2013-06-23). "Inland Empire cities are planning for bus rapid-transit routes". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  10. ^ Begley, Dug (2011-09-28). "SB COUNTY: Rapid-transit bus project to start soon". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  11. ^ "sbX press : Start of sbX Construction Has Arrived" (PDF). Sustainability.csusb.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  12. ^ "sbX press : Apparent Low Bidder for sbX Construction Has Emerged". Sbcity.org. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  13. ^ "About Loma Linda University Health Care". Lomalindahealth.org. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  14. ^ Macduff, Cassie (2013-01-03). "SAN BERNARDINO: Major medical clinic planned downtown". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 

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