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 Monrovia Station was held on Saturday and despite the hot/muggy weather, a huge crowed came out to check out the new station and surrounding plaza.
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 station art. The Authority will 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 funded largely by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008.