West Valley Connector

San Bernardino County, California

Gruen Associates, as part of a multidisciplinary team, is working on an enhanced state-of-the-art bus rapid transit system (BRT) to improve mobility in the San Bernardino West Valley. The project is in response to the traffic congestion and additional one-million people anticipated by 2030 in the cities of Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fontana. Gruen Associates, as the urban planner/designer, architect, and landscape architect, participated in the Alternatives Analysis (AA) for the 25-mile corridor along Holt Boulevard/Route 61 and Foothill Boulevard/Route 66 to determine the best option for faster, more attractive transit service that connects major activity centers including Ontario Mills, Ontario Airport, and Kaiser Permanente Hospital.

In addition, working with the same multidisciplinary team, Gruen Associates prepared 30% construction documents for the corridor and a funding package for the FTA Small Starts program. For the construction document phase, Gruen Associates is responsible for the station location and design and the landscape architecture of the corridor.