Getting Around Town
The Montclair Transcenter is a multimodal transportation facility located in North Montclair along Richton Street, just east of Monte Vista Avenue. The 20-acre Transcenter site is the largest such facility between Union Station in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Station. The Transcenter is a master-planned regional transportation hub, with a regional Metrolink station, a Caltrans park-and-ride facility, and an on-site day care facility. It is also served by local Omnitrans and Foothill Transit bus lines. The Transcenter accommodates approximately 1,500 commuter vehicles and includes a 1.6-acre service commercial area.
The Montclair Transcenter is viewed as an important component for future transportation routes from North Montclair. An important link will be the Foothill Extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail project that currently connects Union Station in Los Angeles with Pasadena. The planned 14-mile stretch is scheduled for construction in Montclair by 2014, bringing Montclair quick, alternative routes to inland valley cities with a final stop in Pasadena.
Because of the city’s close proximity to rail transit and regional transportation, including Interstate 10, and the Foothill Freeway (Route 210), the City believes that a transit village will be an important component to the growth of transit in Montclair. To facilitate this linkage, the City has created the opportunity to develop a transit-village through the adoption of the North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan (NMDSP). NMDSP is a major master plan situated on approximately 150 acres in North Montclair.
The new land uses will offer transit-oriented development opportunities to create pedestrian-friendly streets that encourage walkability to shopping, jobs, the Montclair Metrolink, and the future Gold Line. With the Plan’s creation of a transit village, it has the potential to significantly alter the physical landscape of North Montclair by introducing a downtown concept of new urban housing, a network of public spaces, and the creation of a “pedestrian first” mixed-use district. The Plan calls for a mix of livable neighborhoods, urban-style housing types (townhouses, condominiums, apartments, and courtyard) and mixed-use opportunities to develop live/work lofts for the working professional.
Many intrastate and interstate trucking firms serve Montclair business and industry, as do the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad. Air travelers have many nearby options to ensure quick connections to points around the globe. Ontario International Airport is only seven miles to the east, while Los Angeles International Airport is just 60 minutes away.