LA Metro Board to Consider Motion Reaffirming Commitment to Completing Foothill Gold Line to Montclair

On Thursday, December 6, at their regular board meeting (agenda link), the LA Metro board of directors will consider a motion to reaffirm their commitment to funding and completing the Glendora to Montclair project as a first priority project.

This action comes after the Construction Authority announced last month that bids by the four teams competing for the Alignment Design-Build Contract came in hundreds of millions of dollars above the project estimate and secured funding; and as a result, the Construction Authority is proposing to possibly phase construction and operation of the project – completing the first phase from Glendora to La Verne/Pomona Fairplex in 2024 and the phase from La Verne/Pomona Fairplex to Montclair by 2028 (assuming additional funding is secured in time to allow the winning design-build team to build the entire project within the currently ongoing procurement).

The LA Metro board will consider the following actions from the motion:

  • Reaffirm the Foothill Gold Line as a first priority project
  • Oppose any action or proposal that would reduce the project’s secured funding and/or hinder the ability of the Construction Authority to complete the extension
  • Direct LA Metro CEO Phil Washington to identify funding sources and approaches to fill the funding gap
  • Direct LA Metro CEO to report back to the board in January 2019 with options for initial funding to extend the first phase beyond La Verne/Fairplex to Pomona North, with a strategy to fund the second phase consisting of Claremont and Montclair

The public is invited to attend this meeting and provide feedback.

If you would like to make a public comment to the Metro board regarding this motion, you may do so in person at the board meeting (details below).

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Meeting Starts: 9:30 AM
(NOTE: the time for the item to be discussed is unknown)
One Gateway Plaza

3rd Floor, Metro Board Room

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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