Will Gold Line Get Extended to Ontario Airport

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In advance of meetings on possible extensions of the Metro Gold Line, the Gold Line Construction Authority has released two documents pointing towards a future extension to the Ontario Airport.  An environmental study narrows the list of possible extensions to the airport to two, while a new survey shows overwhelming support by locals and transit riders for a direct train to the Ontario Airport.  90% of those surveyed who use Ontario Airport said they would use light rail to access to airport when it is available.

The two potential routes would have new stations Montclair, Upland, Ontario and Rancho
Cucamonga.  The Contra Costa Times has outlines for the two routes:

One route would travel
east from Montclair along the Pacific Electric Trail before heading
south along the Cucamonga Creek Channel to the airport.

The second route would be constructed on a new track
alongside the Metrolink track and south along the Cucamonga Creek
Channel to the airport.

Better details on the routes will be made available at public meetings tonight and tomorrow.  While the Construction Authority’s website doesn’t have postings on the meeting, a  press release does:

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Board of Directors is now hosting
open houses in Rancho Cucamonga and Upland to give residents a chance to
learn about the preferred routes. The Board narrowed the route options
from the original 13 based on technical evaluations and extensive
feedback from the public and key stakeholders.

The open houses will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A December 3 open
house will be held in Upland at the Andrew Carnegie Library and Cultural
Center, 123 East "D" St., and the second open house will be held
December 4 in Rancho Cucamonga at the James L. Brulte Senior Center,
Clay Creek Room, 11200 Baseline Rd.

I won’t be able to attend either of these meetings, but if someone who does attend is interested in writing a review, contact me at damien@streetsblog.org

Photo: Salaam Allah West Coast Transit Photography King/Flickr

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