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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 12:21 PM

Airport Tunnel Project in Southern California Going Forward





Feb. 16A project in Southern California to connect an airport with a rail station using a tunnel to accommodate autonomous vehicles is moving forward.

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) will contract with The Boring Company, an Elon Musk-affiliated company, to construct a four-mile tunnel to serve a commuter rail station and Ontario International Airport with zero-emission and possibly autonomous vehicles to ferry passengers from one station to the other.

"It's exciting for the entire region that this board is working on providing options for our residents, for transit," said Frank Navarro, mayor of the city of Colton, Calif., and president of the SBCTA Board, speaking at the organization's Feb. 3 meeting.

Ontario International Airport is located in Ontario, Calif., about 40 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport, and serves Riverside County, the region known as the Inland Empire. The project would connect the airport with a Metrolink station in Rancho Cucamonga. ............................(more)

https://www.masstransitmag.com/rail/infrastructure/news/21210733/ca-airport-tunnel-project-in-southern-california-going-forward




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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 04:06 PM

1. passenger terminals on north side of runways, rail station on south side 4 miles away

when the rail was designed it was majorly difficult to route the tracks thru to the terminals for best service so passengers and rail never quite got connected

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