RCTC Seeking Construction Bids for 91 Freeway Project

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) is seeking bids for work related to four properties affected by the 91 Project in Corona. The successful bidder will perform construction services to demolish, repair, remodel, reconstruct and/or mitigate these properties adjacent to the 91 Project.  A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held April 11; bids are due May 8. 


Prospective bidders may obtain a copy of the contract documents at the RCTC Office Reception Desk, 4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor, in Riverside. For more information, contact Procurement Manager Matt Wallace, mwallace@rctc.org or (951) 787-7141. 


Design-build work on the 91 Project began earlier this year. Engineers are preparing project designs, and construction crews have been clearing trees and taking soil samples. To register to receive 91 Project Construction Alerts, visit the “Contact Us” page of the website or call the project helpline, 877-770-9191. For other updates, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. In addition, real-time traffic conditions and transit information is available by calling 511 or by visiting ie511.org.

The Clock is Ticking: Cash on The Toll Roads Stops May 14

The Toll Roads in Orange County (State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261) have announced the date when cash toll collection will end on its 51-mile Toll Road network: Wednesday, May 14 at 12:01 a.m.


“This is an exciting time for our Toll Road customers,” said Lisa Bartlett, chairwoman of the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency. “We’re saying good-bye to cash, but we’re welcoming fast, more convenient ways for customers to pay their tolls.”


In January, the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), which operates The Toll Roads, introduced four new ways to pay tolls to replace cash toll collection. Along with the hugely-popular FasTrak® payment method, the three new ExpressAccount™ types and the new One-Time-Toll option make the drive on The Toll Roads fast and convenient.


In anticipation of The Toll Roads removing cash toll collection, TCA is offering new FasTrak and ExpressAccount customers a free week of nonstop driving as soon as they establish an account at thetollroads.com (PROMO CODE: FREETOLL). Offer ends May 11, 2014. With a FasTrak transponder and ExpressAccount license-plate imaging, all tolls are collected electronically while motorists travel at highway speeds.


“We’re seeing the end of an era, but The Toll Roads are definitely riding the wave of change. Paying cash for most things today is quickly becoming obsolete,” said Rush Hill, chairman of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency. “With our new nonstop system, gone will be the need to stop at toll plazas and fumble around for exact change.”


The Toll Roads also launched on its website, thetollroads.com, a new countdown clock so customers can see how much time they have left to pay with cash, making them mindful of signing up for FasTrak or ExpressAccount.


The Toll Roads are making available free countdown clock widgets so that community organizations, business groups, cities and other public agencies can easily inform their members and constituents. Webmasters may choose one of several widgets and paste that code to their website. Widgets are available at https://www.thetollroads.com/communications/countdown-widgets.php.


For more information about the different account options and which one is right for you, please visit thetollroads.com. An ExpressAccount can only be used on The Toll Roads (SRs 73, 133, 241 and 261) and the toll is, on average, 20 percent higher than the toll paid by a FasTrak customer. 


The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County’s 67-mile public toll road system. Fifty-one miles of the system are complete, including the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. A quarter of a million people from all over Southern California use TCA’s toll roads each day.  Elected officials from surrounding cities and county supervisorial districts are appointed to serve on each agency’s board of directors. Public oversight ensures that the interests of local communities and drivers are served and that TCA continues to meet the region’s growing need for congestion-free transportation alternatives.

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Riverside Transit Agency Requests Bids for Janitorial Services


The Riverside Transit Agency (Agency) invites proposals from qualified vendors to provide Janitorial Services for
the Agency’s facilities located in Riverside and Hemet, CA, as well at its transit centers in Corona and Perris, CA.
Parties interested in obtaining a copy of this Request for Proposals (RFP) 14-020, may do so by visiting the
Agency’s website at www.riversidetransit.com and downloading the document; requests may also be e-mailed
to rwyman@riversidetransit.com or faxed to (951) 565-5191. Please include the following information:

· name of firm
· address
· contact person
· telephone and facsimile number
· e-mail address
· Request for Proposals (RFP) 14-020

Proposal submittals will be due at 2:00 p.m. on May 1, 2014; a pre-proposal conference and site visit is
scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Agency’s facility located at 1825 Third Street,
Riverside, CA 92507. The Hemet site walk located at 700 Scaramella Circle, Hemet will immediately follow. All
prospective offerors are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-proposal conference and site visit. This will be
the only opportunity to review the facilities prior to submitting proposals.

To receive all further information regarding this RFP 14-020, firms must have either registered and
downloaded the document from the Agency’s website or have contacted the Agency and received a copy from a
staff member. Firms who receive incomplete information regarding the procurement run the risk of submitting
a proposal that is non-compliant and, as a result, being deemed non-responsive. Copies of this Request
for Proposals may also be obtained by calling Robert Wyman, Contracts Administrator at (951) 565-5190.

Dine Out for Jordan Walker on April 7 - 26 Restaurants Confirmed!

The City of Corona has proclaimed Monday, April 7 as “Dine Out for Jordan Walker Day”. On this day, 26 restaurants will be participating in the Corona Chamber of Commerce’s “Dine Out for Jordan” Day. Jordan Walker is a junior at Santiago High School, who suffered a major spinal cord injury while playing in a CIF football game on November 22, 2013. Dine Out for Jordan was created by the Corona Chamber to draw traffic to local businesses on a usually slow day in an effort to raise a substantial amount of money for Jordan and his family. In addition to medical bills, the Walkers’ home will need to be remodeled for wheelchair access.

As Jordan works through a 12-month rehabilitation program at a specialized care facility in Colorado, residents are encouraged to dine out often on Monday. There is a wide variety to choose from: fine dining, fast food, coffee, baked goods, pizza and more. A flyer showing all locations and hours has been created and needs to be presented for credit to be received. Some locations will accept it being shown on a phone or verbally mentioned, but the majority does require the flyer, so please take extra copies just in case.

Support has been phenomenal for this day, and many people will be out at the various restaurants. This includes the Santiago High School football team, who will be dispersed across the city; Corona Chamber of Commerce CEO Bobby Spiegel, who will be serving coffee from 6:30-8:30am at The Silver Dollar Pancake House; as well as a select group of NFL legends, including Kermit Alexander, Reggie Doss, Efrain Herrera and Ricky Ellis, who will be at Buffalo Wild Wings from 6-8pm to sign autographs and encourage participation in dining out at the select eateries.

Updates on Jordan’s progress are posted often by his parents at http://www.gofundme.com/5m7mms. Donations can be made on this website, or checks made payable to Curtis Walker can be dropped off at the Corona Chamber of Commerce at 904 E. 6th St. in Corona.

For up to date information on the Dine Out for Jordan event, please check back here and visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1406304326304916/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming. Questions can be directed to us at (951) 737-3350.

Participating locations and hours below. Download the flyer here.


Participants Wanted for City of Corona Main Street USA Parade

The City of Corona is seeking participants for its annual Main Street USA Independence Day Parade, which will
take place on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10am. The parade route will proceed north on Main Street, beginning at
Pueblo Road and ending at Olive Street. This is a non-competitive parade which provides entertainment,
community spirit and fun for all to enjoy. No awards will be given.


The Parade Entry Application is available online via the Library & Recreation Services Department webpage at www.DiscoverCorona.com or at the City of Corona, Recreation Services  Division, located at 400 South Vicentia
Avenue, Suite 225 in Corona City Hall. If you would like to receive a Parade Entry Application by mail, please
call (951) 736-2241. Deadline to submit completed entry application with $35 non-refundable entry fee is
Friday, May 23, 2014.


For additional information, please contact the City of Corona Library & Recreation Services Department at
(951) 736-2241 or online at www.DiscoverCorona.com.

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