Southern California Association of Governments
Los Angeles-San Bernardino Inter-County Transit and Rail Study
Help Connect Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), in partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, is developing a strategy to best serve the needs of people who travel between east Los Angeles County and west San Bernardino County.  Based on previous input received from the community, SCAG is proposing six transit concepts and routes to serve the area’s needs and connect to Ontario International Airport.

The survey is now closed.


 
How do you usually commute to work, school or other activities? (Please check all boxes that apply) *


 
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = Not at all Likely and 5 = Very Likely), how likely would you use the following transportation modes:

 
Commuter Rail *

An intercity passenger rail service that operates between city centers and locations that draw large numbers of commuters (such as Metrolink). This system usually operates at an average speed between 30 and 50 MPH, departing on average every 30 minutes (with trains operating more frequently during peak commuting periods), stopping every 1 to 5 miles, and operating 5-7 days per week. Passengers buy tickets before boarding or may purchase monthly passes.  An existing example is the Metrolink system. The regular fare for a trip from L.A. Union Station to San Bernardino is $13.25 and a monthly pass is priced at $371.
 
Light Rail *

An electric railway with higher frequency and shorter trips, such as Metro Gold Line, compared to commuter rail.  Train sets operate with one or two cars and typically run seven days a week. Schedules are frequent during morning and evening rush hours. This system usually travels at an average speed between 25 and 55 MPH, departing on average every 5 to 10 minutes (with trains operating more frequently during peak commuting periods), stopping on average every mile apart, and operating 7 days per week. The Gold Line’sregular fare for a single trip is $1.75, and a monthly pass starts at $110.
 
Hybrid Rail *

A rail system primarily operating routes on the national system of railroads, but typically with light rail-type vehicles that run on diesel multiple unit engines. This system usually travels at an average speed between 25 and 55 MPH, departing on average every 30 minutes to 1 hour (with trains operating more frequently during peak commuting periods), stopping on average every 1 to 5 miles, and operating 5 to 7 days per week. An existing example is the Sprinter in San Diego County which has a regular fare for a single trip of $2, and a monthly pass starts at $59. Fares may be dependent on the distance traveled.
 
Express Bus *

Bus service that connects major centers with limited stops, often running on highways. Express Buses usually have multiple stops within close proximity near termini with 5 miles to 25 miles of non-stop service in between. Limited stops allow for faster long-distance service and strategic passenger pick up and drop off locations. Express Bus travel speed varies, but typically maintains a minimum average speed of around 50 MPH. Express Buses depart on average every 30 minutes (with buses operating more frequently during peak commuting periods), operating 5 to 7 days per week. An existing example is the Foothill Transit Silver Streak which has a regular fare for a single trip of $2.45, and a monthly pass is priced at $105.
 
Bus Rapid Transit *

Bus service that operates on a dedicated or shared lane with signal priority, limited stops and payment before boarding. BRT systems integrate technology that allows for transit priority service and efficient boarding procedures. This system usually travels at an average speed between 15 and 35 MPH, departing on average every 10 to 15 minutes (with buses operating more frequently during peak commuting periods), stopping on average every 0.5 to 1 miles, and operating 7 days per week. An existing example is the OmniTrans sbX system, which has a regular fare for a single trip of $1.75, and a monthly pass is priced at $55.
 
The maps in the following questions show initial transit service alignment concepts and routes. On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being not at all likely, 3 being somewhat likely, and 5 being very likely), how likely would you use each route for your commuting need

 
No Build Alternative *

Would include the planned Metro Gold Line extension to Montclair and the West Valley Connector operating with existing infrastructure. This alternative represents a "do-nothing" scenario that represents a starting point for the alternatives described below.

For a full size map, please visit http://tinyurl.com/scagnobuildTransit projects in the Study Area
 
Increased Bus and Train Frequency  *

Improve north-south bus service frequency on several Omnitrans and Foothill Transit routes; extend Foothill Transit Routes 291 and 486; increase number of trains on the Metrolink San Bernardino and Riverside lines; provide access from Montclair station to Ontario International Airport and provide access to ONT via West Valley Connector service. Lower-cost alternative with no large-scale capital investments. This alternative provides the baseline for comparisons for alternatives below. For more details of increased bus service and enhanced map, please visit http://tinyurl.com/k92dm5o.
 
Local/Regional Light Rail *

Extend Gold Line from the Montclair Station to connect to Ontario International Airport; consider a rail connection to Cal Poly, Pomona; convert West Valley Connector from Bus Rapid Transit to Light Rail between downtown Pomona and ONT; create Mobility Hubs with bike sharing, car sharing and shuttle service at key activity centers. For a full size map, please visit http://tinyurl.com/scaglrt.
 
Commuter Rail *

Regional rail shuttle from Rancho Cucamonga to Ontario International Airport; reroute Riverside Line to connect to station north of ONT; new connection from station in Downtown Ontario to ONT; Metrolink trains can cross between the San Bernardino and Riverside Lines; hybrid rail operates with Metrolink on the San Bernardino Line; create Mobility Hubs with bike sharing, car sharing and shuttle service at key activity centers. For a full size map, please visit http://tinyurl.com/scagcommuterrail.
 
Local/Regional Hybrid Rail *

Hybrid rail running with Metrolink on the San Bernardino Line and connecting to ONT using either Cucamonga Creek or Deer Creek; consider extending hybrid rail between ONT and Cal Poly Pomona; create Mobility Hubs with bike sharing, car sharing and shuttle service at key activity centers. For a full size map, please visit http://tinyurl.com/SCAGHybrid
 
Bus Rapid Transit/Express Bus *

Provide West Valley Connector access to Ontario International Airport; express bus and shuttle bus service from Montclair to ONT; Haven Avenue north/south Bus Rapid Transit with a northern terminal at Chaffey College and connections to Metrolink stations; create Mobility Hubs with bike sharing, car sharing and shuttle service at key activity centers. For a full size map, please visit http://tinyurl.com/scagbrt
 
Based on the forms of transportation that were presented in the questions above, please rank your preferred way to travel by transit or rail:

Commuter Rail
Light Rail
Hybrid Rail
Express Bus
Bus Rapid Transit

 
Please select your most preferred method of travel from this list. *


 
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Is this correct? (If you select No, you will be taken back to the beginning and you can change your selections).

     
 
What factors would impact your decision to take transit instead of a motor vehicle (driving, taxi, rideshare, etc.) to Ontario International Airport? (Please check all boxes that apply.) *


 
What is your zip code? (Optional)

Thank you for your participation.  Your responses will help determine future transit strategies for this area.
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