The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on September 11, 2016. Click here to read the full article.
Cities along future Gold Line cross fingers for Measure M, go all in with related development – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Neil Nisperos
September 11, 2016
City officials along Foothill Gold Line communities from Azusa to Montclair are not just hopeful for the success of the Los Angeles County Measure M half-cent sales tax measure — which would mean completion of the train line sooner rather than later — they’re banking on it.
Anticipation for the Gold Line has been an economic catalyst for so-called “transit-oriented developments,” such as mixed-use projects incorporating apartments and retail space, that have already been built along the route.
The trains are expected to start rolling into several foothill area stations throughout the stretch in 2025, with a six-year construction schedule expected to begin in 2019 if voters in Los Angeles County approve Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan that funds a number of projects through the region.
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