Tag: Transportation

Caltrans Workshop Shapes The Future Of Transportation

Sacramento, CA, May 29, 2012, noon – Caltrans hosted a workshop on May 23 for transportation stakeholders and officials to evaluate the California Interregional Blueprint, a long-term plan that will help shape decision-making for the state’s transportation system. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty believes “The future of California’s economy and our quality of life depends on a transportation system that is safe and reliable as it moves people and goods efficiently” and he says “Engaging our transportation partners will result in a more unified transportation strategy that will benefit travelers throughout  California for years to come.” Partners, including the California Transportation Commission, California Air Resources Board, regional governments, and port authority officials, provided input to the plan, which will link regional, statewide and land use goals into a cohesive vision for the future. Participants also reviewed the California Transportation Commission’s Statewide Transportation Needs Assessment report to discuss a 10-year approach to planning, building and financing projects. Ideally, California will continue to work toward an integrated, multi-modal, interregional transportation system over the next decade. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31528.mp3|titles=Caltrans...

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MARTA Seeks Public Opinion

Big Bear, Ca, February 16, 2012, 4:00pm – The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) is currently updating its Short Range Transit Plan.  According to MARTA, the plan will guide fixed route and Dial-a-Ride transit services in the Rim area and Big Bear Valley over the next five years. Last summer, extensive market research and outreach was conducted and identified a variety of service alternatives for changes and improvements to transit services over the next five years.  MARTA is seeking community feedback on the proposed alternatives, and will be sponsoring a series of public workshops, which will be held on February 29th, and March 1st. The workshops will address: proposed bus route and schedule changes, potential changes to dial-a-ride service, and a revised fare structure. Workshops will be held at the following times and locations.  There will be a brief presentation of the service alternatives and then opportunity for questions and discussion. February 29th 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. City of Big Bear Lake City Hall Training Room 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake March 1st 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Crestline Library 24105 Lake Gregory Dr, Crestline For more information or transportation assistance, call MARTA at 1-909-875-5200 or visit...

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Public Hearing on Parcel Tax Set for March 21st

Big Bear, Ca, February 14, 2012, 4:00pm – Due to the recent proposed budget cuts to the Bear Valley Unified School District, including cuts to the home to school transportation fund, the BVUSD Board of Trustees is considering the option of funding through a parcel tax.  Part of the process to implement a parcel tax is to hold a public hearing on the tax, to allow the public to find out more information, voice opinions and ask questions.  The trustees will then consider adopting a resolution proposing to establish a qualified special tax to be submitted for voter approval on July 10th.  The parcel tax would not exceed $99 per year for a total of six years for a variety of educational programs, including the maintenance of programs in math, science, reading, writing, art, music, as well as for the retention of qualified teachers and keeping schools safe and clean, and would guarantee an exception for certain seniors and disabled persons.  The public hearing is set for March 21st of this year at 6:30pm in the Library of Big Bear Middle School, and everyone is invited to...

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Veterans Sought for No-Cost Job Training

San Bernardino, CA, January 16, 2012, 8:00am – The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board is seeking 50 veterans discharged from the military during the last four years to participate in free job training programs for local green industries. The deadline for veterans to complete their no-cost training and obtain a job certification is March 31, 2012. The program is open to a total of 100 veterans, with 50 of those openings reserved for veterans who separated from the military in the past 48 months. Openings for the recently discharged veterans are still available. The training programs will teach the skills needed for green jobs available with local employers. Green industries include solar panel maintenance and installation, sustainable and recycled products manufacturing, transportation and logistics using alternative fuels and hundreds of other industries. Interested veterans can apply at the San Bernardino County One-Stop Employment Resource Center in Hesperia, Rancho Cucamonga or San Bernardino. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31289.mp3|titles=Veterans...

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SANBAG Looks Into Alternative Transportation For Mountain Areas

Big Bear, Ca, October 25, 2011, 3:00pm – Since 2009 the Southern California Association of Governments also known as SANBAG has conducted a study for alternative modes of transportation to the San Bernardino Mountain Areas.  InfraConsult, lead consultant on the project has worked with SANBAG’s Technical Advisory Committee, and sought input from the US Forest Service, and other state and federal agencies over this time period to develop various alternative routes.  The consulting group found that an alternative transportation would be a good solution to help address future transportation needs.  A cog rail system was recommended, as InfraConsult says that is the only mode of transportation that has demonstrated its ability to operate long distances through steep mountain terrain and inclement weather.  The best result would provide passengers of the cog rail with a 72 minute ride up the mountain, with the worst result taking a possible 114 minutes.  Multiple options and routes are being looked at, and nothing definite has been determined at this time.  The next step is for SANBAG to look for federal, state or county funding for the 20-year project. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31134.mp3|titles=Cog...

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