San 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.
City of Adelanto
City of Needles
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.
Chief, Legislative and Public Affairs
1170 W. 3rd Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410-1715
Phone: (909) 884-8276
Fax: (909) 885-4407