With construction almost complete on the Gold Line Foothill Extension, the independent agency building the project has begun holding dedication ceremonies for each of the six stations. The dedication for the two Azusa stations was held on Saturday and, as expected, attracted another big crowd — as did the previous four station ceremonies held over the past month. (More photos here).
Below is the program and the press release from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, as well as a video about the making of the art for the stations — one in downtown Azusa and the other adjacent to Azusa Pacific University, Citrus College and the Rosedale development. The Authority will soon wrap up construction and begin the process of turning over the project to Metro this fall. Metro will then begin pre-revenue testing and employee training with an opening of the 11.5-mile Gold Line extension in 2016. Before you ask: we don’t have an exact date yet!
The project is mostly funded by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008.
A video about art at the Downtown Azusa Station:
A video about art at the APU/Citrus College Station: