West Valley Connector Bus Rapid Transit

San Bernardino County, California

Gruen Associates is currently part of a multidisciplinary team working on an enhanced Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that is 100% zero-emission to help alleviate traffic congestion and improve mobility in the San Bernardino West Valley. This project is in response to the additional one million people expected in the cities of Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fontana by 2030. As the urban planner/designer, architect, and landscape architect, Gruen Associates 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 transit service that connects major activity centers such as Ontario Mills, the Convention Center and Ontario International Airport, Victoria Gardens, and Metrolink stations.

Gruen Associates also played a crucial role in preparing the design documents for the station design and landscape architecture of the corridor, working with the same multidisciplinary team. The project is currently under construction and is expected to improve accessibility throughout one of the most congested corridors of San Bernardino County. With its faster, more attractive, and eco-friendly transit service, this project will provide a much-needed solution to the ever-increasing traffic congestion problem in the region.