When Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R in 2008, one of the key rail projects they chose to fund is an extension of the Gold Line from its current terminus in Pasadena to Azusa. Scheduled completion of that segment is 2014.
Phase 2B from Azusa to Montclair is currently in the environmental study phase — that’s where you come in. The Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority will be holding a series of station planning workshops that the public is invited to attend. These workshops are a great forum for citizens to learn about the project — which still needs funding — and share their thoughts on the design of the six planned stations.
For all the details about the upcoming meetings, check out the Authority’s press release after the jump.
Foothill Extension Construction Authority and cities from Glendora to Montclair to host station planning workshops
WHAT: Station planning workshop to learn the latest on the proposed Gold Line stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair. These six stations are part of the proposed 12.6-mile Foothill Extension project from Azusa to Montclair currently under environmental review.
These workshops are an opportunity to learn the latest about plans for each of the individual stations and provide feedback on ways to make each station even better. Workshops will be held in each city, with a short presentation on that specific city’s proposed station followed by a moderated discussion:
Monday, April 11, 2011
Alexander Hughes Community Center, Padua Room
1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont, CA 91711
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Montclair Senior Center
(behind City Hall)
5111 Benito St., Montclair, CA 91763
Thursday, April 14, 2011
San Dimas City Hall
245 E Bonita, San Dimas 91773
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
La Verne City Hall
3660 D Street La Verne, CA 91750
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Ganesha Community Center
1575 N White Ave., Pomona, CA 91768
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
140 S Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA 91741
WHO: Representative from the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, City officials and community members/stakeholders from each city.
About the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority is an independent transportation planning and construction agency created in 1999 by the California State Legislature. Its purpose is to extend the Metro Gold Line from Union Station to the Los Angeles County Line. The Metro Gold Line light rail line opened in 2003, connecting downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. Los Angeles County’s Measure R half-cent sales tax increase will fully fund the segment between Pasadena and Azusa, currently under final design and construction, and will partially fund the segment from Azusa to Montclair. Additional funding will be sought following completion of the environmental review process to complete the line to Montclair. The environmental process for the Azusa to Montclair segment began in early 2011 and will be completed in late 2011 under state environmental guidelines (CEQA) and in mid-2012 under federal environmental guidelines (NEPA).
More information about the project and the Authority can be found at www.foothillextension.org.