June 15, 2016
A critical passenger rail link to Ontario International Airport doesn’t look likely in the near future. Following a conference at Cal Poly Pomona this week, those with a potential role to play in making the connection are on different sides of the track.
The FAA’s Michael Huerta noted that airports tend to do better when the transportation systems in a region make it convenient for passengers to use them. There are numerous options, but no concrete plans, or identified funds to pay for an extension, which is estimated to cost three quarters of a billion dollars.
The Metro Gold Line that ends in Montclair is one option, while another is Metrolink. SANBAG wants to extend the Metrolink San Bernardino line from Rancho Cucamonga. There’s also Metrolink’s Riverside line that could be linked to the airport.