On The Move
Current News May 2012

Project Delivery

Interstate 215 Central
Widening Project

I-215 Central Widening ProjectAt its May 2012 meeting, the Commission approved a $13 million agreement with Jacobs Project Management Co., (Jacobs) to provide project construction management (PCM) services for the Interstate 215 Central widening project. PCM services include pre-construction plan, specification, and estimate review; construction project advertising, bid analysis, and award; construction inspection, claim analysis, contractor interface and contract administration. The project will widen approximately 13 miles of the I-215 between Scott Road, north of Murrieta, to Nuevo Road in Perris by adding one general purpose lane and a shoulder in each direction. The $120 million project will also feature the widening of the Salt Creek and San Jacinto bridges, the Ethanac railroad bridge and the Romoland Channel. In addition, the Perris Boulevard overcrossing will be replaced as well as the D Street on-ramp/overcrossing. Construction is expected to start in the fall of 2012 and create an estimated 2,160 jobs. Additional project information can be found at i215project.info/central.

Major Construction Projects in Riverside County

A total of 39 projects at an estimated construction cost of $710,786,000 are either under construction, recently completed, or starting construction in 2012 and 2013. In addition, approximately $1.6 billion in construction projects will start within the next two years. A complete list of these projects can be reviewed here.

Fiscal Year 2012/13 Proposed Budget

RCTCA public hearing on the proposed FY 2012/13 Commission budget was opened at the May 9, 2012 meeting to receive input and comments. The seven long-term policy goals and objectives approved at the March 14, 2012 Commission meeting — promote mobility; mitigate and address the impact of goods movement; encourage economic development; ensure improved system efficiencies; foster environmental stewardship; support transportation choices through intermodalism and accessibility; and prioritize public and agency communications — formed the basis of the budget. An executive summary of the budget document containing a summary of all departmental budgets and the entire Commission is available here. At the June 7, 2012 Commission meeting, the entire budget with detailed narratives will be presented.

Doing Business with
the Riverside County Transportation Commission

Learn how to do business with the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and meet the Procurement Team!

May 23, 2012
11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
WTS-Inland Empire:
Small Business Networking Lunch

May 24, 2012
4:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Riverside Chamber:
4th Annual Small Business Expo

For information on RCTC’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and future small business events, click here.

Upcoming Commission Meeting

The Commission will hold its next scheduled meeting on Thursday June 7, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the Riverside County Administrative Center, Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, California.

Speaker’s Bureau

The Commission also maintains a speaker’s bureau that actively makes presentations throughout the county on transportation issues. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your service club or community organization, please contact Eliza Echevarria at (951) 787‑7141 or eechevarria@rctc.org.

Follow RCTC on Twitter

In an effort to enhance public outreach, the Commission created a twitter account — an internet messaging site that allows anyone to post information on a real time basis. If you use Twitter, you can follow the Commission at twitter.com/RCTC.

twitter.com/ie511Interested in what’s happening with traffic in the Inland Empire? IE511 is your best source for getting around Southern California. Real‑time traffic for Southern California, including travel times, freeway cameras, and incident information. IE511 also offers bus and rail transit information as well as rideshare for those seeking an alternative to automobile travel. Connect on the go. Call 511 within the Inland Empire or rely on IE511 wherever you go by calling 1‑877‑MYIE511.

Transportation in the News

Congested 91 Freeway Cleared for Widening with $444-Million Loan
(Los Angeles Times, 4/25/2012)

RCTC Hails TIFIA Funding Award for 91 Freeway Project
(Press Release, 4/24/2012)

Trial Delays Perris Valley Metrolink Line
(Inland News Today, 4/16/2012)

RIVERSIDE: Perris Valley Line Dispute Headed for Trial
(Press Enterprise, 4/12/2012)

Perris Valley Line - Chairman Benoit's Statement
(Press Release, 4/12/2012)

RIVERSIDE: Fourteenth Street First Bridge Up for Carpool Project
(Press Enterprise, 4/11/2012)

Riverside County Transportation Commission
P.O. Box 12008 • Riverside, CA 92502-2208 • Phone: (951) 787-7141 • Fax: (951) 787-7920
Copyright © 2012 • All Rights Reserved • rctc.org