In an attempt to stop the decline of passengers using Ontario International Airport, Los Angeles World Airports announced a campaign consisting of reimbursements for advertising related to Ontario flights, a reduction of terminal fees and the summoning of private firms to handle certain airport functions. Officials from the City of Ontario and San Bernardino County believe these efforts are too little, too late, even as they attempt to wrest control of the airport from the City of Los Angeles. However, these latter officials should probably note that other mid-sized airports have seen similar declines, since airlines are shedding off less profitable routes to smaller markets just to stay alive.
However, San Bernardino officials are getting some criticism in reverse for their seeming indifference to the Gold Line project. Montclair leaders are asking the San Bernardino Associated Governments tofund the $55 million extension from Claremont to Montclair using money appropriated for carpool lanes on the 10 Freeway. SANBAG Executive Director Ray Wolfe counters that such a transfer would be impossible since Measure I, the local sales tax that funds transportation projects in San Bernardino County, allots money to specific projects and modes through voter-approved formulas set into law.