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West Valley Connector Project

Project Overview

The West Valley Connector Project is a 25-mile-long bus rapid transit (BRT) project that proposes limited stops, providing speed and quality improvements to the public transit system within the corridor. Among the numerous benefits, BRT provides premium transit with 10-15 minute service, Transit Signal Priority (TSP), dedicated lanes, enhanced stations and integration with other bus routes. The Project includes stations at 27 locations/major intersections.

The Project seeks to improve mobility in the San Bernardino Valley with an enhanced, state-of-the-art BRT system to address the growing traffic congestion and the one million people that will be added to the area by 2030.

Project Goals

  • Respond to growth in Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fontana
  • Increase transit ridership
  • Provide faster, more attractive transit service along the Holt Boulevard and Foothill Boulevard corridors
  • Connect major activity centers:
    • Victoria Gardens, schools, downtown areas
    • Metrolink
    • Major employers
  • Support the cities’ transportation and land use plans
  • Analyze all viable alternatives to determine the best option

Project Alignment Under Consideration

The project site is generally located along Holt Boulevard/Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in the cities of Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana (see map below).

Project Schedule

The environmental document, preliminary engineering and final design for the Omnitrans West Valley Connector are anticipated to be completed by 2017. Public meetings are being held at the start and throughout the environmental process, including ongoing opportunities to provide valuable input at key milestones. Following completion of final design, construction and purchase of buses are anticipated to be completed by 2019, with BRT services operating as early as mid-2019. For additional details, please refer to the project schedule below.

Environmental Process

The Project is currently in the scoping phase. Omnitrans is the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Federal Transit Administration is the Lead Agency under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). Omnitrans will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. As part of the requirements of federal and state environmental laws, public scoping meetings will be held to initiate the Project. The scoping process provides the public, including governmental agencies, with an opportunity to comment and identify potential environmental impacts and methods to reduce, avoid or mitigate impacts (e.g. traffic/circulation, noise, construction, air quality, community effects, etc.). Public scoping meetings will also be conducted following circulation of the anticipated Draft EIR/EA. The Final EIR/EA and Decision are anticipated by 2017.

Public Meetings Materials

Public Scoping Meetings

The public scoping meetings are an important step in the preparation of the Draft EIR/EA. Please join us in attending one of the meetings at the times listed below (content is the same at each meeting) to learn about the proposed project and to provide your thoughts and comments. Click here for the meeting flyer or see below.

The meeting facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids or Limited English Proficiency services are needed in order to participate in the public meeting, requests should be made by contacting Anna Jaiswal, Development Planning Manager Omnitrans, at (909) 379-7256 or Anna.Jaiswal@omnitrans.org. Spanish speaking staff will be available at all meetings.

Formal Comment Period: March 24 to April 23, 2016

How to Submit a Comment
  • Fill out a comment card at the scoping meeting
  • Send a letter to 1700 W. Fifth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411
  • Call or email Anna Jaiswal, Omnitrans Development Planning Manager, at (909) 379-7256 or Anna.Jaiswal@omnitrans.org

Public scoping meetings were held in mid-April 2016 to share information about the proposed project and to receive the public’s thoughts and comments. The public scoping meetings are an important step in the preparation of the Draft EIR/EA. The public scoping meeting materials are available in the section below.

Additional meetings will be offered following the release of the Draft EIR/EA in late 2016. To stay informed, please contact us to be added to the project contact list or check back for updates.

West Valley Connector Documents & Materials

Environmental Documents

Public Scoping Meeting Materials

Contact Us

To receive further project updates, email a request to egutierrez@arellanoassociates.com. You may also contact us using any of the following methods:

Anna Jaiswal, AICP
Development Planning Manager
1700 W. Fifth Street
San Bernardino, CA 92411
Phone: (909) 379-7256

Email: Anna.Jaiswal@omnitrans.org

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