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).
METRO BOARD MEETING:
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