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Monday, February 17, 2020

SBCTA’s Transit Committee recently recommended that the voter-entrusted agency responsible for transportation planning in San Bernardino County conduct a formal, comprehensive study of transit alternatives to and from Ontario International Airport.

The $3 million study would aim to identify the most effective and efficient options for enhancing transit access to the country's fastest-growing airport.

Those options include:

• The building of a connector from Metrolink’s Rancho Cucamonga station using zero-emission passenger trains;

• The use of existing freight lines adjacent to the airport property; or 

• An extension of the Gold Line from Los Angeles County.

Public-private partnerships with emerging technology companies would also be explored as possible fits.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

College students in California could soon be offered free public transit to state community colleges, state universities and the UC campuses. Assemblyman Chris Holden, who introduced the bill, says it will help tackle climate change. Holden adds the free transit passes would curb greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the financial burden of attending school and create healthier communities.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A proposed California bill would provide free transit passes to students attending state's community colleges, state universities and the UC campuses.

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D - Pasadena), who proposed the bill, said in a news release the reason why he introduced it was to come up with a solution to tackle climate change.

"Free transit passes for students would curb greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the financial burden of attending school and create healthier communities," Holden said. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) wants the Gold Line to go just a little farther.

Current plans, call for the light rail route to stop in Montclair, just miles away from the Ontario Airport.

So now, the former Pasadena City Councilman has introduced legislation that would lay the groundwork to extend the Gold Line to the Ontario Airport.

“Light-rail is playing a critical role in reducing our carbon footprint, improving air quality, and connecting communities throughout the region,” Holden said. “These benefits will expand into San Bernardino County once the Metro Gold Line Extension to Montclair is completed, and have a greater impact if extended to Ontario Airport.”

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) introduced legislation, Assembly Bill 2011, that would lay the groundwork to extend the Metro Gold Line all the way to Ontario Airport.

“Light-rail is playing a critical role in reducing our carbon footprint, improving air quality, and connecting communities throughout the region,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “These benefits will expand into San Bernardino County once the Metro Gold Line Extension to Montclair is completed, and have a greater impact if extended to Ontario Airport.”

The current Metro Gold Line extension is already set to reach San Bernardino County with new stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair. The current terminus planned for Montclair, however, is just six miles short of the Ontario International Airport – a critical airport and economic driver for San Bernardino, Riverside, and parts of Los Angeles Counties.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) introduced legislation, Assembly Bill 2011, that would lay the groundwork to extend the Metro Gold Line all the way to Ontario Airport.

“Light-rail is playing a critical role in reducing our carbon footprint, improving air quality, and connecting communities throughout the region,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “These benefits will expand into San Bernardino County once the Metro Gold Line Extension to Montclair is completed, and have a greater impact if extended to Ontario Airport.”

The current Metro Gold Line extension is already set to reach San Bernardino County with new stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair. The current terminus planned for Montclair, however, is just six miles short of the Ontario International Airport – a critical airport and economic driver for San Bernardino, Riverside, and parts of Los Angeles Counties.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Last fall, an assembly bill was signed that ensures that high school students can continue to take community college classes on high school campuses.

This legislation recognizes the importance of enabling innovative partnerships between K-12 districts and community colleges – partnerships such as the longstanding one between Citrus College and the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD).

Over the years, the two educational institutions have worked together to prepare students for college, helping them stay on track toward achieving their career goals. One way they have done this has been by providing dual enrollment opportunities.