Omnitrans

A proposal by Omnitrans and other transportation agencies would create a 35-mile-long bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor that would connect the cities of Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fontana.

Transportation agencies are moving forward on a proposal for a 35-mile-long bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor that would connect the cities of Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fontana.

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in coordination with Omnitrans, have completed a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) for the West Valley Connector Project (WVC).

Once complete, the corridor will include up to 60 station platforms at 33 locations/major intersections along with associated improvements. The corridor will provide connections with key destination points such as Ontario Mills, Victoria Gardens, Ontario International Airport, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, the Chaffey College Fontana campus, and the Fontana Civic Center.

The project will also construct a new operation and maintenance (O&M) facility for light maintenance activities.

The WVC Draft EIR/EA began circulation for public review in June.

Four upcoming public meetings will be held to provide residents with information about the progress on this project. All of the meetings will offer the same information and presentation.

In Fontana, a public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Flex Conference Room, 8353 Sierra Avenue.

Additional meetings will be held on July 18 in Ontario, July 31 in Pomona, and Aug. 1 in Rancho Cucamonga.

Additional information on the project and copy of the Draft EIR/EA can be found by visiting the project website at: http://www.gosbcta.com/sbcta/plans-projects/projects-rail-WestValleyConnector.html.

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