Information about Saturday’s Azusa Downtown Station & APU/Citrus College Station Dedication

  • When & Where
  • Event Program Schedule
  • Event Parking Information
  • Getting There By Bus

Azusa Downtown Station

Azusa Downtown Station

After five years of design and construction, the Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa will be substantially complete with construction next week. The on time, on budget project will be turned over to Metro for pre-revenue service. Metro anticipates starting passenger service in Spring 2016. An opening date will be announced within 30 days of turn-over.

Join the City of Azusa, Azusa Pacific University, Citrus College, local elected officials, the Construction Authority and Metro as we dedicate the Azusa Downtown Station and APU/Citrus College Station and celebrate the Foothill Gold Line’s overall upcoming completion.

APU Citrus collage

APU/Citrus College Station

Below are details about this Saturday’s dedication ceremony. All are welcome.

When & Where
Azusa Downtown Station & APU/Citrus College Station
Dedication Ceremony

Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:30 a.m.

Azusa Downtown Station
780 N. Alameda Avenue, Azusa

See below for event parking information.

Event Program Schedule

9:20 AM – Pre-Ceremony Music: Mariachi Camino Real

9:40 AM – Dedication Ceremony Begins

  • Opening Remarks – Frank Mottek, Emcee
  • Welcome – Azusa Mayor Joseph R. Rocha
  • Invocation – Pastor Ariel Verayo
  • Presentation of the Colors – Boy Scout Troop 185
  • National Anthem – Anna Aguilar

9:50 AM – Remarks by Officials

  • U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano, 32nd Congressional District
  • U.S. Representative Judy Chu, 27th Congressional District
  • Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Second Vice Chair Eric Garcetti
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor and Metro Board Member
  • Michael D. Antonovich, Fifth Supervisorial District
  • Duarte Council Member, Metro First Vice Chair, and Foothill Gold Line Board Member John Fasana
  • Glendale Mayor and Metro Board Member Ara Najarian
  • Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington

10:25 AM – Recognition of Project Partners

  • Foothill Gold Line Board Chair Doug Tessitor
  • State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, 22nd Senatorial District
  • State Assemblymember Roger Hernandez, 48th Assembly District
  • Foothill Gold Line Board Vice Chair, Claremont Mayor Pro Tem Sam Pedroza
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Hilda Solis, First Supervisorial District
  • Foothill Gold Line CEO Habib F. Balian
  • Citrus College Superintendent/President Dr. Geraldine Perri
  • Azusa Pacific University Vice President Emeritus Cliff Hamlow

10:50 AM – Post-Ceremony Entertainment – Azusa Aztec Band & Pageantry Corp, Azusa High School Cheer Squad, and Mariachi Juvenil Nueva Generacion

10:50 AM – Refreshments and Open House

Open House Booths: Foothill Gold Line, Azusa Station Artists – Jose Antonio Aguirre (Azusa Downtown Station) and Lynn Goodpasture (APU/Citrus College Station), Metro, City of Azusa, Citrus College, Azusa Pacific University, Rosedale

Event Parking Information
General Public – Use Azusa Ave and Dalton Ave
Disabled Attendees – Use Alameda Ave
Elected Officials and Media – Use Alameda Ave

azusa parking

Getting There By Bus

For information on how to get to the station dedication by bus, please contact the appropriate service provider:


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