Cleaner and Greener Transit-Oriented Valleys?


Join us MONDAY at Cal Poly Pomona to talk about cleaner, greener valleys where prosperity is shared and community development and economic development is transit-oriented! Among the issues to be discussed:

  • What are the opportunities for TOD (both residential and commercial) along not just the extended (and hopefully soon further extended) Foothill Gold Line but also the sbX bus rapid transit line in the City of San Bernardino, the planned Redlands Passenger Rail project, and Metrolink--especially if service is upgraded to all day long and connections into Ontario International Airport (and into booming DTLA) are improved.
  • Can these lines become the backbone for a new economic development model in the San Gabriel, Pomona and San Bernardino valleys and in East LA?
  • The return of Ontario International Airport to local control could be a real driver of economic development in these valleys, and one could look to Denver as an example: The 8-county Denver region passed a transportation sales tax initiative in 2004 resulting the the construction of 6 rail lines including one to Denver International Airport. This initiative is credited with catalyzing the growth that's occurred in Denver, one of the hottest real estate markets in the US, and a place that, in the words of a recent Denver Post story: "Is a far cry from the Denver of the 1980s, when the city was choking on a brown cloud of pollution and struggling with a decaying downtown and a sputtering economy." What are the lessons learned for SoCal?
  • Consider: The Long Beach airport and John Wayne Airport both have caps on growth, growth at LAX is constrained, and only Ontario has the ability to accommodate the big Airbus A380 planes. How does this opportunity play out for the given also that there is a big logistics hub growing at the intersection of the 10 and the 15, and that there is increased interest in re-shoring manufacturing in the US so as to put goods nearer to consumers. What does this mean in terms of both blue collar and white collar jobs?

At Cal Poly Pomona from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Kellogg West Conference Center. More information, an agenda, and registration here:


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