About SANBAG

The Guthrie PretzelSan Bernardino Associated Governments, known as SANBAG, is the council of governments and transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County. SANBAG is responsible for cooperative regional planning and furthering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide. SANBAG serves the 1.9 million residents of San Bernardino County.

As the County Transportation Commission, SANBAG supports freeway construction projects, regional and local road improvements, train and bus transportation, railroad crossings, call boxes, ridesharing, congestion management efforts and long-term planning studies. SANBAG administers Measure I, the half-cent transportation sales tax approved by county voters in 1989.

  • SANBAG Overview
  • The Community We Serve
  • Mission Statement

Our overview video gives a an excellent description of what SANBAG does, and how it works.

Since its creation in 1973, SANBAG has performed transportation and regional planning services within the largest county in the contiguous United States. San Bernardino is a diverse county that encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles. It includes:

  • Urban areas in the most populated communities of the southwest county;
  • The growing Victor Valley comprised of four cities with expansive residential development;
  • The resort communities of the San Bernardino Mountains and Colorado River; and
  • The vast desert areas with scattered rural communities.

Unique mining resources abide in San Bernardino County's open desert spaces, which are also home to Joshua Tree National Park, the Mojave National Preserve, and the U.S. Army and Marine training and material depots. By the year 2025, this county of urban, suburban and rural character is forecast to grow to a total of 2.78 million residents.

>Map of San Bernardino County
For more Maps of San Bernardino County, see the San Bernardino County web site: www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us

SANBAG Member Jurisdictions

• City of Adelanto
• Town of Apple Valley
• City of Barstow
• City of Big Bear Lake
• City of Chino
• City of Chino Hills
• City of Colton
• City of Fontana
• City of Grand Terrace
• City of Hesperia
• City of Highland
• City of Loma Linda
• City of Montclair

• City of Needles
• City of Ontario
• City of Rancho Cucamonga
• City of Redlands
• City of Rialto
• City of San Bernardino
• County of San Bernardino
• City of Twentynine Palms
• City of Upland
• City of Victorville
• City of Yucaipa
• Town of Yucca Valley

SANBAG's mission is to enhance the quality of life for all residents in San Bernardino County by:

  • Improving cooperative regional planning
  • Developing an accessible, efficient, multi-modal transportation system
  • Strengthening economic development efforts
  • Exerting leadership in creative problem solving

The SANBAG Board of Directors approved this mission statement on June 2, 1993 and reaffirmed it on March 6, 1996.

Since its creation as a Council of Governments in 1973, SANBAG has been statutorily designated to serve in the following capacities:

  • County Transportation Commission (1976), which allocates and programs State and Federal funds for regional transportation projects throughout the county.
  • Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (1986), which manages the system of call boxes on major highways throughout the county.
  • County Transportation Authority (1989), which administers the voter-approved half-cent transportation sales tax and provides major transportation improvements within the county.
  • Congestion Management Agency (1990), which implements the plan for addressing congestion and air quality related to transportation facilities throughout the county.

SANBAG Contact

Tim Watkins
Public Information
1170 W. 3rd Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410-1715
Phone: (909) 884-8276
Fax:     (909) 885-4407
Email: TWatkins@sanbag.ca.gov