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File #: 2017-0836   
Type: Program Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/13/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 1/17/2018 Final action:
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE final report on the Claremont Metrolink Station Study with staff recommendations to keep the Claremont Metrolink Station open and proceed with a staff-level task force to provide recommendations on how Metrolink and Gold Line Phase 2B and other transit services will complement each other to provide greater transit services to the surrounding communities along the shared rail corridor.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Ara Najarian, Azusa, Bicycling, Claremont, Commerce, Construction, Contracts, Design build, Double track, Environmental Impact Report, Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority, Gold Line Foothill Extension 2B, Hilda Solis, John Fasana?, Kathryn Barger, Link Union Station, Los Angeles Union Station, Metro Gold Line, Metrolink, Pomona, Program, Rail transit, Ridership, San Gabriel Valley, Students, Task analysis, Transfers, Travel time, Walking, Weekdays
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Metro Board Motion 21.1, 2. Attachment B - Impacts and Measures to the City of Claremont if it becomes a Gold Line Terminus with and without a Metrolink Station, 3. Attachment C - City of Claremont Resolution, 4. Attachment D - Summary of Public Comments
Related files: 2017-0649
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JANUARY 17, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: CLAREMONT METROLINK STATION STUDY REPORT

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE final report on the Claremont Metrolink Station Study with staff recommendations to keep the Claremont Metrolink Station open and proceed with a staff-level task force to provide recommendations on how Metrolink and Gold Line Phase 2B and other transit services will complement each other to provide greater transit services to the surrounding communities along the shared rail corridor.

Issue
ISSUE
On September 28, 2017, Directors Solis, Barger, Fasana, and Najarian directed the Chief Executive Officer to evaluate the benefits and/or impacts related to removing the Claremont Metrolink Station (see Attachment A - Metro Board Motion 21.1). Metro staff worked closely with representatives from the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), and City of Claremont to complete the Claremont Station study as directed by the Board. The findings of the study are herein presented.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background
The Claremont Metrolink Station is located 1.2 miles west of the Montclair station and 2.1 miles east of the Pomona North station along the Metrolink San Bernardino Line that operates between downtown San Bernardino and Los Angeles Union Station. The Foothill Gold Line Phase 2B extension to Montclair project (Gold Line project) that broke ground on December 6, 2017 will share the railroad right-of-way with Metrolink tracks for approximately 3.78 miles starting from (half a mile west of) the Metrolink Pomona North station to the Claremont station and end in Montclair station. The Gold Line project plans to co-locate the Gold Line stations with Metrolink stations in Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) included relocati...

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