Milestone Reached: Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Pomona Reaches 50% Construction Completion

Photo: Elected and transportation officials celebrating the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Pomona reaching 50% construction completion on June 17, 2022, in San Dimas.

This past Friday, the Construction Authority held a press conference to celebrate the 9.1-mile, four-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Pomona reaching 50% construction completion. The celebration took place at Rhoads Park in San Dimas, just steps away from the project corridor and one of four new light rail bridges being constructed to carry future light rail trains and passengers over major streets. Construction on the project began in July 2020 and, despite building in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to remain on schedule to be completed in early 2025, when it will be turned over to LA Metro for training and pre-revenue service (Metro determines when passenger service starts).

Project Milestones

To reach the halfway milestone, the design-build team of Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture (KPJV), with over 350 staff and crew members, have to date expended nearly 1.1 million work hours designing and constructing the various elements that make up the light rail project. Here is a highlight of the work completed or underway so far:

The historic event was attended by elected officials at all levels of government, the Foothill Gold Line Board of Directors, LA Metro Board of Directors, transportation officials – including Foothill Gold Line CEO, Habib F. Balian and Metro CEO, Stephanie Wiggins – and San Gabriel Valley stakeholders. The event concluded with a cake-cutting ceremony.

Below are photos from the ceremony, as well as media coverage.

Photo Gallery

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Media Coverage of Project Milestone

Below are links to TV, print and blog media coverage of the historic milestone achievement:

TV Segment: ABC 7 Coverage of Foothill Gold Line Reaching 50% Completion Milestone
https://youtu.be/jIRRWk2d89Q

TV Segment: Spectrum News 1 Coverage of Foothill Gold Line Reaching 50% Completion Milestone
https://youtu.be/jczJR9olQBI

San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Light rail to Pomona ‘halfway there’ but proponents of extension to Claremont, Montclair ‘living on a prayer’
https://www.dailybulletin.com/2022/06/17/light-rail-to-pomona-halfway-there-but-proponents-of-extension-to-claremont-montclair-living-on-a-prayer/

Streetsblog Los Angeles: SGV Connect 95: Gold Line Extension Is ‘On Time and On Budget’ at 50% Mark
https://la.streetsblog.org/2022/06/17/sgv-connect-95-gold-line-extension-is-on-time-and-on-budget-at-50-mark/

Metro’s The Source: Extension of L Line (Gold) to Pomona is halfway complete!
https://thesource.metro.net/2022/06/17/extension-of-l-line-gold-to-pomona-is-halfway-complete/

Urbanize LA: Foothill Gold Line extension is halfway finished
https://la.urbanize.city/post/foothill-gold-line-extension-halfway-finished

Railway Technology: Foothill Gold Line project in US reaches halfway completion mark
https://www.railway-technology.com/news/foothill-gold-line-project-us/

Mass Transit Magazine: Foothill Gold Line light-rail project from Glendora to Pomona reaches 50 percent construction completion
https://www.masstransitmag.com/rail/infrastructure/press-release/21271644/metro-gold-line-foothill-extension-construction-authority-foothill-gold-line-lightrail-project-from-glendora-to-pomona-reaches-50-percent-construction-completion

Metro Magazine: Foothill Gold Line Light Rail Project Reaches 50% Construction Completion
https://www.metro-magazine.com/10175061/foothill-gold-line-light-rail-project-reaches-50-construction-completion

Claremont Courier: Foothill Gold Line project reaches construction milestone
https://claremont-courier.com/latest-news/foothill-gold-line-project-reaches-construction-milestone-66406/

Progressive Railroading: Foothill Gold Line light-rail project reaches halfway mark
https://www.progressiverailroading.com/passenger_rail/news/Foothill-Gold-Line-light-rail-project-reaches-halfway-mark–66844

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