The Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority has posted new interactive maps, showing San Gabriel Valley destinations in relation to future stations along the line from Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border. I’ve posted a couple of the maps above.
The Irwindale map is interesting in what it doesn’t show — a vast warehouse, office park and manufacturing district immediately south of the tracks. It’s not a traditional business district by any means, but hopefully the train will be a good option for workers reaching those jobs.
The Gold Line Foothill Extension is funded by the Measure R sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2008. It is being built by the Construction Authority, an independent agency, and will be turned over to Metro to operate when complete. It is scheduled to open in 2015.
[…] need for the absolute latest in tech trends is crowd-sourcing mobile apps with real time overlays. As pointed out by the Source, not all of the corridor’s destinations are of the same caliber: “The Irwindale map is […]
I own a car, but when ever I get I chance, I love riding Metro. I think projects like these are great! Its great for commuters and anyone who loves and appreciates public transportation. When this line opens, families, groups of friends who live in San Gabriel Valley, can easily jump on the train and spend the day in Downtown L.A., Hollywood etc. Great! I can’t wait.
The interactive maps are great; I’d love to see further access information to the east, where service will not be achieved for 5-6 years or more. The F-494 bus will be critical in providing access from Glendora nad San Dimas until the next extension is complete.