The Construction Authority is releasing the video as part of a community information campaign to prepare stakeholders in the corridor cities on what to expect during the construction of the project. Community information meetings are being held in all six corridor cities in July and August. To date, about 250 stakeholders have attended the meetings in San Dimas, Pomona and Montclair; three more meetings are planned. The meetings provide stakeholders an opportunity to view 3D models of the six future stations, learn about the public art planned for each station, learn about changes anticipated during and after construction, and talk one-on-one with Construction Authority staff about the project and upcoming construction. Three more meetings will take place in the cities of Claremont (July 24), La Verne (August 3) and Glendora (August 7). More information on the meetings can be found on the Construction Authority’s website at www.foothillgoldline.org.
The Glendora to Montclair project will break ground on October 21, 2017. The first three years will be spent relocating utilities, conducting pre-construction activities, finalizing engineering plans and hiring the design-build contract team. Major construction is anticipated to begin in 2020 and take about six years to complete.
The project is being funded by Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. The portion of the project within Los Angeles County (Glendora to Claremont) is being mostly funded by Metro’s Measure M half-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in November 2016 and went into effect on July 1, 2017, as well as residual Measure R funds from the Pasadena to Azusa segment that was completed under budget. The portion from Claremont to Montclair is being funded by San Bernardino County.
Link to “Building the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair“ Video: https://youtu.be/RbCf1fsP15o
About the Foothill Gold Line – The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority is an independent transportation planning and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature to plan, design and build the Metro Gold Line light rail system from Union Station to Montclair, along the Foothills of the San Gabriel Valley. The agency completed the first segment from Union Station to Pasadena in 2003 and the Pasadena to Azusa segment in 2015; both on time and under budget. The agency began work on the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair in 2003. The Glendora to Montclair project was environmentally cleared in March 2013 under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and completed advanced conceptual engineering in 2016. Groundbreaking is set for October 21, 2017, with substantial completion anticipated in 2026. When completed, the extension will add new stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. Ridership on the extension alone is anticipated to exceed 18,300 boardings on weekdays by 2035.
SOURCE Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority