The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on January 31, 2020. To read the full article (subscription may be required), click here.
Assembly members visit Ontario to talk transit, Gold Line, buses – San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
By Steve Scauzillo
January 31, 2020
[Assemblymember Chris] Holden has introduced a bill to create an agency to build the Gold Line to ONT, a measure that San Bernardino County officials have dismissed as unnecessary. Lawmakers did not discuss the bill Friday.
While the two counties are not settled on what kind of passenger rail will be built or where it will originate, they seem to agree that a rail connection is needed at ONT.
A study shows that “cities with airport rail links are shown to be more productive than those without,” testified Paul Granillo, CEO of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership.
“Rail and transit accessibility to the airport is absolutely a key economic driver for the future of this region,” he told the panel.
[State Senator Connie] Leyva asked for unity. “I’m going to challenge our transportation groups to work better together,” she said.
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