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Gold Line open house in Glendora introduces residents to expansion – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Pierce Singgih
March 6, 2020
One of the booths was hosted by Michael Hillman, the artist for the new station in Glendora. Hillman, who is also an art professor at Citrus College, said the station is designed to reflect the city itself, which includes an orange-forward design, celebrating Glendora’s orange grove history.
“The inspiration for the station is the city of Glendora,” Hillman said.
Many residents warmly received news of the Gold Line’s expansion. Geric Johnson, a 68-year-old Glendora resident, said he rides the Gold Line all the time because of its convenience and is happy to see it expand.
Although he laments that construction might disrupt “his normal routine,” he also said that disruption is necessary for the Gold Line’s growth.
Jim Finnegan felt the same excitement. As a train commuter, the 52-year-old hydrogeologist added that the Gold Line is a good way to keep cars off the streets.
Councilman Michael Allawos was happy to see many residents come out to the community meeting, adding he is most excited to integrate Glendora’s downtown area with the Gold Line. He said this would make riding more of a community event, integrating riders with the city.
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