San Bernardino County Wins Quarter-Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Funding

May 7, 2018

The Santa Fe Depot in Redlands, California.
Credit H. Michael Miley / Flickr

San Bernardino County has received over a quarter-billion dollars in state funding to improve the county's infrastructure, including two major rail projects. 

San Bernardino County has received $285 million dollars to improve countywide infrastructure, including several rail projects, improved metro services, and new toll lanes on the 10 freeway.

The money comes from the California State Transportation Agency, and from Senate Bill 1. That's the bill that raised taxes on gas in 2017 to fund infrastructure projects.

San Bernardino County’s money will go to several projects. One is the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, which will extend the rail line from the San Bernardino Transit Center to the University of Redlands.

Another rail project will extend the LA Metro’s Gold Line from Claremont to Montclair.

The county also plans to use the money to create toll lanes on the 10 freeway from Upland to Redlands.

A separate grant to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority will aim to improve metrolink services in the cities of San Bernardino and Riverside.