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91 Project in Corona Reaches 91 Percent Completion Milestone

91 Project in Corona Reaches 91 Percent Completion Milestone

The Riverside County Transportation Commission's 91 Project is now 91 percent complete, with the new lanes on schedule to open this spring.

Construction of this $1.4 billion project began in 2014 to extend the 91 Express Lanes from the Orange County/Riverside County line to Interstate 15, add general purpose lanes and auxiliary lanes, and improve interchanges, bridges, ramps, and local streets.

The new lanes will offer a choice and time savings to motorists, allow faster emergency response, enhance air quality, and promote access to public transit.

State Route 79 Project Clears an Important Hurdle

RCTC Commissioners adopted a resolution considering the State Route 79 (SR-79) Realignment project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and approved the SR-79 Realignment project as the responsible agency. The project is located in the San Jacinto Valley and will realign existing SR-79 in the cities of San Jacinto, Hemet, community of Winchester, and the county of Riverside between Domenigoni Parkway and Gilman Springs Road. The project will improve traffic flow for local and regional north-south traffic; allowing truck traffic to bypass local roads. The project will also improve operational efficiency and enhance safety conditions by maintaining route continuity and providing an upgraded facility. However, an approved EIR will provide an opportunity for the project to compete for funding from a variety of sources.

Festival of Lights Metrolink Special Train Brings Thousands to Riverside

Festival of Lights Metrolink Special Train

During the holidays, everybody loves a train, and everybody loves the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside. With the startup of the 91/Perris Valley Line, the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) partnered with Metrolink, Riverside Transit Agency (RTA), and the Riverside Festival of Lights Committee to offer special train service on Friday and Saturday nights during the first four weeks of the festival.

Over 10,000 of riders enjoyed this special service. RTA offered a free shuttle bus service from the station to the Mission Inn where more than 4.5 million dazzling lights and over 400 animated figures, Dickens carolers, and the world largest mistletoe at the Mission Inn itself; along with horse drawn carriage rides, live entertainment, food venders, and of course Santa Claus in the Downtown Riverside area.

I-15 Express Lanes Project Toll Services

Kapsch TrafficCom Transportation NA Inc. has been awarded a toll services contract to design, implement, operate, and maintain a toll collection system (toll services) in support of the Interstate 15 Express Lanes project.

The I?15 Express Lanes

The I-15 Express Lanes project is part of the Commission's 10-Year Western Riverside County Highway Delivery Plan and will improve I-15 in northern Riverside County. Construction is expected to begin in 2018 and adds two tolled express lanes in each direction between the I-15/Cajalco Road interchange in Corona and the 15/60 interchange just south of the Riverside/San Bernardino County line for approximately 15 miles.

New Discount for Metrolink Train Service to and from 91/Perris Valley Line Extension Stations

Tired of driving the I-215 during rush hour? If so, now is the time to hop on a 91/Perris Valley Line train. A new 25 percent discount on service to and from the following stations: Riverside-Hunter Park/UCR, Moreno Valley/March Field, Perris-Downtown, and Perris-South.

The 25 percent promotional discount tickets can be purchased on the Metrolink App, at station ticket vending machines or at ticket windows at Los Angeles Union Station until June 7. The 25 percent promotional discount will not be combined with any additional fares offered at an already promotional or reduced rate.

For additional details on Metrolink, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.

40th Anniversary Video

RCTC was created by the Legislature in 1976 and held its first meeting in January 1977. Over the last few months, the Commission has been marking the anniversary in a variety of ways including with this short video...



Speaker's Bureau

The Commission 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 Perez at (951) 787-7141 or eperez@rctc.org.

During the past few months, Commissioners and/or staff participated at the following events:

Oct. 24: Norco Town Hall - Norco
Oct. 24: Public Policy Class - UCR
Oct. 26: Southwest T - Now Presentation - Temecula
Nov. 1: Greater Palm Springs Economic Summit - Palm Springs
Nov. 10: Corona Community Task Force Meeting, 91 Project - Corona
Nov. 19: Foothill Parkway Grand Opening Ceremony - Corona
Nov. 29: I - 15 Express Lanes Project Creditworthiness Presentation to TIFIA - Washington DC
Dec. 1: Press Enterprise Top Workplaces Reception - Riverside Convention Center
Dec. 5: Corona Community Task Force Meeting, 91 Project - Corona
Dec. 4 - 6: Focus on the Future Conference - Hollywood
Dec. 7: CTC Reception - Riverside
Dec. 7 - 8: CTC Meetings - Riverside
Dec. 8: Environmental Leadership Academy at March Air Field Museum - Moreno Valley
Dec. 12: Supervisor's Holiday Reception - Riverside
Dec. 15: Mid Managers Association Luncheon - Riverside City Hall
Dec. 16: Mobility 21 Legislative Reception - LA Union Station
Jan. 11: Greater Riverside Chamber CARB Luncheon - Riverside
Jan. 11: Riverside Quiet Zone Ribbon Cutting - Riverside
Jan. 12: Good Morning Riverside - Project Update - Riverside
Jan. 19: Transportation NOW Luncheon - Riverside
Jan. 19: Women's Transportation Seminar Inland Empire 2017 12th Annual Scholarship - Chino
Jan. 19: City of Riverside 40th State of City Address - Riverside

Doing Business with RCTC

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Upcoming Policy Meetings

Please check the RCTC website at www.rctc.org/about-us/agendas-and-meetings for scheduled meetings. Download the agenda and check to make sure the meeting has not been cancelled.

  • 02/27/2017 - 9:30 a.m. - Budget and Implementation Committee
  • 02/27/2017 - 1:30 p.m. - Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee
  • 03/08/2017 - 9:30 a.m. - Commission Meeting

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