Accomplishments as of June 30, 2020

Since its passage in 2017, Senate Bill 1 has helped transportation efforts across California. Ranging from statewide asset management maintenance, to localized projects and programming, SB 1 is a potent driver in helping restore our vital transportation infrastructure. Here’s a closer at look at how it’s making a difference in myriad ways. Please see below for accomplishments as of June 30, 2020.

Keep traffic movingProjects that keep traffic moving

  • Added over 140 miles of carpool lanes to numerous critical areas across the state, including: U.S. Highway 101 (Bay Area), I-5 (San Diego County) and U.S. Highway 50 (Sacramento County). All told, these improvements reduce statewide daily traffic delay by more than 100,000 hours.
  • Added a comprehensive set of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) additions to the Marin County Sonoma Narrows section of U.S. Highway 101. ITS provides live information and monitoring, such as cameras to help users and system operators make informed decisions. ITS greatly increases information provided to drivers to enable smarter, safer and more coordinated decisions about their commute. These upgrades, along with a newly-added 6.6 miles of carpool lanes will save California drivers over 900 hours of time each day.
  • SB 1 investments have resulted in 35 miles of synchronization at 109 locations in Orange County. Traffic signals are synchronized to move vehicles efficiently through heavily-travelled roads instead of the stop-and-go effect of independently operating signals. Annually, the synchronization means 705,736 fewer hours of delay for motorists in the communities of Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Santa Ana.
  • In the communities of Redding and Anderson, I-5 will be widened to 6 lanes which will mean faster speeds, about 10 mph and 1,200 more vehicles each hour through the area during your weekday commute.
  • At the I-10/I-15 interchange in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, additional lanes including ones for carpools were added. The improvements are intended to decrease the amount of time commuters spend in their cars at this interchange, so that during rush hours the speed of commuters should be increased by 35 mph.
  • In Bakersfield at the State Route 58/99 interchange, SB 1 investments provided many improvements to increase movement through the interchange so that motorists will experience an 18 mph speed improvement during commute times.
  • In Livingston on State Route 99 the freeway will be widened to three lanes in the northbound direction, reducing time California drivers spend in traffic by over 112,000 hours each year.
  • In the community of Brea on State Route 57, the northbound ramps will be improved at Lambert Road as well as the bridge widened which will improve traffic movement in the area resulting in an increase of 5 mph of the average speed during commute hours and tranlates to decreasing the time commuters spend in traffic by 1,160 hours each day.
  • Adding multiple lanes in each direction to State Route 71 in the communities Chino Hills and Pomona resulting in a 27 mph speed improvement during heavy commute times.
  • Building a new interchange at State Route 11 near Sanyo Avenue in San Diego County including work on a commercial truck inspection station which will result in average speed increases for commuters of up to 35 mph during heavy traffic times, saving nearly 450 hours of time for San Diego drivers.
  • Adding a freeway connector at the State Route 125/905 Interchange in San Diego County which will result in average speed increases for commuters of up to 45 mph during rush hours; this means nearly 400 hours of less time San Diego drivers spend in traffic.
  • Adding advanced information technology systems at border crossing locations in San Diego County and Imperial County to reduce wait times. The upgrades will result in reducing commuter delays by 130 hours each day.
  • In the community of Calexico, two lanes will be added to State Route 98 which will improved heavy commute time speeds of at least 9 mph, resulting in a savings of over 480 hours of delays for San Diego County drivers.
  • A new connector will be added for eastbound State Route 12 to eastbound I-80 at the Interstate 80/680/12 Interchange in Fairfield which will result in around a 4 mph increase in travel speeds during heavy commute times and saving over 3,500 hours of delays due to traffic congestion.
  • Adding carpool lanes on U.S. Highway 101 in Carpinteria so that commute speed during rush hours should be increased by 14 mph, translating into a savings of over 19 minutes of travel time for each trip.

Improve quality of lifeQuality of life improvements

  • Eight miles of new sound walls will dampen noise created by traffic for people living in Sacramento, Petaluma, and Carpinteria. Studies show that reduced noise from traffic also has added health benefits for residents near these freeways, many of which go through underprivileged communities.

Transit improvmentsImproving transit options

  • Purchased 20 railcars/transit vehicles to increase transportation options in the Sacramento area.
  • In the communities of Anaheim, Orange and Santa Ana approximately 23 bus stops will be upgraded so that travellers will have up-to-the-minute information to make better decisions about their route as well as up to 3 additional shelters for protection from the elements.
  • Added nearly 2 miles of new track in Sacramento County, from the Sacramento Valley Station to the Downtown Folsom Station that will reduce wait times for commuters from 30 minutes to 15 minutes.
  • Added 9 miles of track and 5 stations for a new rail service between the San Bernardino Transit Center to the University of Redlands which will reduce commute times for Californians by over 500 hours each day.
  • Two additional round trips on Saturdays between San Jose and Stockton on the Altamont Corridor Express
  • Adding 272 new rail vehicles and improved communication between trains allowing an increase in train frequency to 30 trains each hour through the Transbay tunnel as well as an increase in train length to 10 car trains during peak hours to alleviate crowding. This translates to more than 200,000 new riders per day for BART.
  • Moving Capitol Corridor trains to a faster Oakland to San Jose corridor which saves 10-15 minutes compared to 2018 travel times.
  • Adds improvements that provide riders with at least 10 rail and transit systems services to plan travel and purchase tickets in a single, seamless transaction on Capitol Corridor.
  • SB 1 has allowed for the purchase of 6 zero-emission electric buses and a charging station to provide extension of the 15-min service connecting Southwest Fresno to the northern part of Fresno and also creating a new route that provides access to job centers.
  • Purchasing 112 zero-emission electric buses to replace propane vehicles and also add 4 routes that increase frequency to 15-minute intervals throughout the city of Los Angeles.
  • Purchase 10 zero-emission battery electric buses to improve and increase ridership on bus route 7, which connects Santa Monica with the Purple and Expo Metro-rail lines and downtown Los Angeles.
  • At the Dublin-Pleasanton BART station, build a parking structure that will make it easier to find parking when travelling on BART by providing over 500 additional parking spaces including special spaces for vanpools.
  • Adding 62 miles of new light rail track and improving integration with Metrolink and Amtrak and others in the Southern California region on the Gold Line Light Rail to Montclair, the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, the West Santa Ana Light Rail Transit Corridor, the Green Line Light Rail to Torrance, and the Orange/Red Line in North Hollywood to the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Connector in Pasadena. These improvements will allow for an additional 120,000 additional riders per day.
  • Improving system communication, train maintenance and track security on the Pacific Surfliner and Coaster trains will reduce delays and allow for more options to board trains.
  • Investments as a result of SB 1 will increase the number of round trips from five to six for the Pacific Surfliner service to Santa Barbara, and from two to three round trips to San Luis Obispo. Improved reliablity for the Metrolink in Los Angeles and the Pacific Surfliner to San Luis Obispo will also reduce commute time.

Walking and bikingProjects that support walking and biking

  • 4 miles of pedestrian and bike lanes were added in Sacramento County connecting the communities of Elk Grove to Sacramento.
  • 5 miles of bike lanes were added in San Diego County connecting travellers in and around Cardiff and Carlsbad.

Greenhouse gassesAddressing climate change – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

  • Purchased 5 zero-emission buses for the communities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove and Santa Ana which will result in a 14,700-ton reduction in annual CO2 emissions.
  • At the I-5/State Route 14 split in northern Los Angeles County additional lanes for commuters, carpoolers and trucks and information systems for up-to-the-minute traffBic updates will be added to reduce CO2 emissions by 25,559 tons each year.
  • The extra lanes on I-5 in the communities of Redding and Anderson will mean less idling and stop-and-go traffic resulting in an annual reduction of CO2 emissions by 2,803 tons.
  • Added a comprehensive set of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) additions to the Marin County Sonoma Narrows section of U.S. Highway 101. ITS provide live information and monitoring, such as cameras to help users and system operators make informed decisions. ITS greatly increases information provided to drivers to enable smarter, safer and more coordinated decisions about their commute. These upgrades, along with a newly-added 6.6 miles of carpool lanes, reduced CO2 emissions by 71,118 tons annually.
  • SB 1 investments provided a comprehensive set of Freight Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) additions to the Oaklands Seaport Area. Freight ITS provide live information and monitoring, such as cameras to help users and system operators make informed decisions. This Freight ITS greatly increases information provided to drivers to enable smarter, safer and more coordinated decisions about freight movement and parking throughout the area. The information system will result in an annual reduction of 9,975 tons of CO2.
  • At the I-10/I-15 interchange in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, additional lanes including ones for carpools were added which will result in an annual reduction of 10,337 tons of CO2.
  • In Bakersfield at the SR 58/99 interchange varous improvements were made to increase movement through the interchange so that a reduction of 3,530 tons CO2 emissions will occur each year.
  • At the southeastern area of the Port of Long Beach from Pier G to Pier J, 9,000-foot of train track that serves four marine terminals which saves freight times of over 690,000 hours each day reducing annual CO2 emissions by 3,103 tons.
  • Doubling the number of lanes and improving turn lanes with signals on State Route 395 in the community of Adelanto will decrease idling in traffic and result in an annual decrease of 90,698 tons of CO2 emissions.
  • In Livingston on State Route 99 the freeway will be widened to three lanes in the northbound direction enabling better traffic movement which will result in reduced CO2 emissions by 46,059 tons annually.
  • A new two-lane highway will be contructed along with improvements to the SR-132/99 interchange in the community of Modesto which will result in an annual reduction of 26,386 tons of CO2.
  • In the community of Brea on State Route 57, the northbound ramps will be improved at Lambert Road as well as widening the bridge at that location which will improve traffic movement in the area resulting in an annual reduction of 26,444 tons of CO2.
  • Adding nearly a mile of new train track on the San Pedro to Alameda line at the Port of Los Angeles and other facility improvements which will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 635 tons.
  • Adding multiple lanes in each direction to State Route 71 in the communities of Chino Hills and Pomona which will result in reduced CO2 emissions by 7,201 tons annually.
  • Building a new interchange at State Route 11 near Sanyo Avenue in San Diego County including work on a commercial truck inspection station reducing annual CO2 emissions by 513 tons.
  • Adding a freeway connector at the State Route 125/905 Interchange in San Diego County, reducing annual CO2 emissions by 414 tons.
  • Adding advanced information technology systems at border crossing locations in San Diego County and Imperial County to reduce wait times which will result in an annual reduction of 223 tons of CO2.
  • In the community of Calexico, two lanes will be added to State Route 98 which will improve heavy commute time speeds of at least 9 mph, resulting in a reduction in annual CO2 emissions by 325 tons.
  • A new connector will be added for the eastbound State Route 12 to eastbound I-80 at the Interstate 80/680/12 Interchange in Fairfield which will result in around a 4 mph increase in travel speeds during heavy commute times which translates into an annual reduction of 101,353 tons of CO2.
  • Adding carpool lanes on U.S. Highway 101 in Carpinteria so that commute speed during rush hours should be increased by 14 mph which will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 5,100 tons.
  • Purchasing 50 zero-emission electric buses to transform the MacArthur-Grand Corridor and Transbay bus service in Alameda County which results in an annual reduction of 14,000 tons of CO2.
  • In Anaheim, deploying 40 zero-emission electric buses on about 10 routes and building a new maintenance facility with solar panels to save 61,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
  • Reducing emissions of 23,000 tons CO2 by expanding service to bus lines and integrating with rail service between the communities of Antelope Valley and Long Beach by purchasing 17 electric buses.
  • Adding 272 new rail vehicles and improved communication between trains allowing an increase in train frequency to 30 trains each hour through the Transbay tunnel, as well as an increase in train length to 10 car trains during peak hours, to alleviate crowding which saves 4,272,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
  • Moving Capitol Corridor trains to a faster Oakland to San Jose corridor which saves 10-15 minutes compared to 2018 travel times which will save an additional 1,348,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
  • SB 1 has allowed for the purchase of 6 zero-emission electric buses and a charging station to that will reduce CO2 annual emissions by 9,000 tons.
  • Purchasing 112 zero-emission electric buses to replace propane vehicles throughout the city of Los Angeles that reduce CO2 emissions by 196,000 tons each year.
  • Purchase 10 zero-emission battery electric buses that transport commuters between Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles with the Purple and Expo Metro-rail lines which will result in an annual reduction of 17,000 tons of CO2.
  • Adding 62 miles of new light rail track and improving integration with Metrolink and Amtrak and others in the Southern California region on the Gold Line Light Rail to Montclair, the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, the West Santa Ana Light Rail Transit Corridor, the Green Line Light Rail to Torrance, and the Orange/Red Line in North Hollywood to the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Connector in Pasadena. These improvements will encourage drivers to take advantage of the additional transit options and reduce annual CO2 emissions by 7,966,000 tons.
  • Reducing delays and allowing for more options to board trains by improving system communication, train maintenance and track security on the Pacific Surfliner and Coaster trains will save an additional 970,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
  • Investments as a result of SB 1 will encourage more riders on the Pacific Surfliner by increasing the number of round trips for the lines to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo which will save an additional 1,160,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.

SafetySafety improvements

  • Enhanced the safety at 13 locations along Interstate 5 in the communities of Encinitas and Carlsbad by adding lighting, signal and striping improvements which will result in 6 less vehicle-related incidents each year.
  • At the I-5/State Route 14 split in northern Los Angeles County additional lanes for commuters and trucks and information systems for up-to-the-minute traffic updates will be added, reducing the number of injuries to 27.
  • In the communities of Redding and Anderson, additional lanes will be added to I-5 that will improve the safety of your drive resulting in about 19 less truck incidents each year.
  • In Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, improvements were made to the I-10/I-15 interchange, including additional lanes with widened and improved bridges which will result in 7 fewer truck accidents each year.
  • Doubling the number of lanes and improving turn lanes with signals on State Route 395 in the community of Adelanto will reduce the number truck-related incidents by 26 each year.
  • At the Otay Mesa Truck Route along the border wall in San Diego the route will be improved to encourage truck usage and reduce pedestrian-related incidents by 29%.
  • Adding carpool lanes on U.S. Highway 101 in Carpinteria which should lower the number of lane changes and consequently the number of traffic related incidents by 560 each year.

FreightMoving freight faster and more efficiently

  • Added a comprehensive set of Freight Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) additions to the Oaklands Seaport Area. Freight ITS provide live information and monitoring, such as cameras to help users and system operators make informed decisions. This Freight ITS greatly increases information provided to drivers to enable smarter, safer and more coordinated decisions about freight movement and parking throughout the area. The information system will reduce the amount of time currently needed to move the freight by nearly 900 hours each day.
  • In Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, improvements were made to the I-10/I-15 interchange, including additional lanes with widened and improved bridges which will allow 5-axle trucks access to the interchange without affecting traffic.
  • At the southeastern area of the Port of Long Beach from Pier G to Pier J, added 1 and 3/4 miles of train track that serves four marine terminals will result in more efficient freight transport with a savings of over 690,000 hours each day.
  • Adding nearly a mile of new train track on the San Pedro to Alameda line at the Port of Los Angeles and other facility improvements which will reduce shipping delays by 15 hours each day.
  • A new connector will be added for the eastbound State Route 12 to eastbound I-80 at the Interstate 80/680/12 Interchange in Fairfield which will allow 9,100 on I-80 and 5,700 additional trucks on SR-12 to quickly move through the interchange.