The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on June 29, 2017. To read the full article, click here.
Are six cities along future Foothill Gold Line ready for construction, road closures? – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Steve Scauzillo
June 29, 2017
The next leg of the Foothill Gold Line is coming, including 12.3 miles of tracks, at least 23 new or renovated bridges, 28 street-level train crossings and five parking garages all descending upon six foothill suburbs.
The $1.4 billion extension begins in less than four months, bringing dust, noise and road closures — some permanent — and major traffic disruptions for the next nine years.
While the light-rail extension of the Los Angeles-to-Azusa train that will run to Montclair is mostly welcomed by the sleepy exurbs, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority wants to know: Are they ready?
“This project will not work without all of your buy-in,” said Habib Balian, the authority’s CEO, during a workshop Thursday at the Doubletree Hilton. “If there is not leadership at the city, these projects do not happen.”
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