The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on February 17, 2020. To read the full article (may require subscription), click here.
To learn more about major construction and how it may impact your neighborhood, attend one of our upcoming community open houses.
Glendora, La Verne, San Dimas and Pomona: Gold Line builders are rolling into town – San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
By Steve Scauzillo
February 17, 2020
The Gold Line is under construction and on its way. For a price of about $2.1 billion, it will extend 9 miles from Azusa Pacific University to north Pomona, and if a $450 million funding gap is closed, possibly on to Claremont and Montclair, crossing into San Bernardino County.
This will give a jolt to the roughly 272,000 people living in these four communities. While most won’t give up their Lexuses and Toyotas, many will, and take the light-rail train to work or to entertainment venues in Pasadena, Chinatown and Los Angeles. But all will have to deal with the trains crossing streets, safety gates coming down and lots of bells, whistles and flashing lights.
That’s why the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority is holding open houses in March in Glendora, La Verne, Pomona and San Dimas, in that order.
But before the Gold Line is whisking passengers west and east on sleek, steel tubes, there is the construction period, set to enter full bore in late summer. There will be street delays, detours and stations under construction. The Foothill Gold Line authority’s first order of business is for residents to talk to the folks from Kiewit-Parsons, the firm building this massive railroad project, said Lisa Levy Buch, chief communications and strategic development officer for the authority.
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