Transportation Infrastructure Investment

6-Year Planned Transportation Investment: $4 Billion

A comprehensive, well-maintained, and effective road and transit network is important for commuters to get to and from their jobs, for goods movement and freight to flow efficiently through the region, and for visitors and tourists to access the natural and recreational opportunities available throughout the county. Consistent and adequate investment in the county’s transportation system reflects a commitment to supporting the economic vitality and quality of life of the region. This indicator measures planned investment in the county’s transportation system, including investments in state highways, local highways and transit (bus and rail), as reported in the biennial Federal Transportation Improvement Program. 1 It also tracks investment through the local sales tax for transportation known as Measure I.

Transportation Infrastructure Investment

How is San Bernardino County Doing?

Planned Per Capita Transportation Investment

County Comparison, 2019-2024
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Source: Southern California Association of Governments

Funding for transportation improvements is expected to be 11% lower over the six-year planning period between 2019 and 2024, compared with the previous six-year cycle:

  • Investment in the transportation system in San Bernardino County is planned at $1,828 per capita for 2019 to 2024.
  • This is lower than the previous funding cycle (2017 to 2022) at $2,062 per capita.
  • • The investment of $1,828 per capita equates to a total of approximately $4 billion invested in San Bernardino County over the six-year period.
  • For the 2019 to 2024 funding cycle, San Bernardino County is on the high end of per capita transportation investment compared to neighboring counties.

Proportion of Local, State and Federal Transportation Investment

County Comparison, 2019-2024 Funding Cycle
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Source: Southern California Association of Governments

Local funding of transportation infrastructure through Measure I has increased:

  • In 2018/19, Measure I funds available for investment in transportation projects totaled $168 million.
  • Measure I is projected to generate gradually increasing annual transportation revenue through 2024/25, when annual revenue is expected to reach $208 million.
  • From 2010 to 2040, it is estimated that Measure I will generate $7.6 billion for local transportation projects.
  • Through the mid 1990’s, state and federal funding accounted for nearly 75% of total transportation funding in San Bernardino County. Currently, state and federal funding account for 36% of transportation funding with local funds making up the remaining 64%.

Actual and Planned Measure I Revenue in Millions

San Bernardino County, 2010/11 – 2024/25
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*Actuals Source: San Bernardino County Transportation Authority

1The Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) is a list of transportation projects to be implemented over a six-year period, including local, state and federally-funded projects. The FTIP is updated every odd-numbered year.