How to impact the future of train, mass transit service in the Inland Valley – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The following article appeared in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on July 8, 2016.

How to impact the future of train, mass transit service in the Inland Valley – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

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Passengers enter the Metrolink 383 express train from Covina station in this 2014 file photo. FILE PHOTO

By Liset Marquez

July 8, 2016

Attention commuters (and those who love trains): If you care about the future of transit and rail in the Inland Valley, two open-house meetings are planned locally [this] week.

The meetings in Upland and Pomona will give the public a chance to provide feedback on future projects, such as the Metro Gold Line light-rail, Metrolink San Bernardino Line, bus rapid transit and 10 Freeway carpool and ExpressLanes.

The Southern California Association of Governments is looking to develop a coordinated transit and rail strategy that best serves the needs of residents, workforce and commercial commerce.

The meetings are being held with SCAG, the San Bernardino Associated Governments and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority,

Planners will be available to discuss future projects and the public will be able to complete a survey.

Objectives of the study:

• Understand the market for transit and rail travel in the corridor, including travel to and from Ontario International Airport.

• Estimate potential benefits and costs associated with transit and rail improvement options for the corridor.

• Recommend a path forward for cost-effective transit and rail improvements, with a focus on coordinating plans for the Metro Gold Line, Metrolink and access to ONT.

Tuesday’s meeting will be held in Upland at the George M. Gibson Senior Center, 250 N. Third Ave. On Wednesday, a meeting will be held in Pomona at the Palomares Academy of Health Sciences, 2211 N. Orange Grove Ave. Both meetings will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The survey also can be completed online at www.SCAG-ICS-Survey.com.

For more information about the study go towww.scag.ca.gov/programs/Pages/InterCountyTransitRail.aspx.

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