The Pasadena Star-News explains the significance of tomorrow’s historic groundbreaking. The best quote:
“In short, a new era of transportation will begin out here, one that doesn’t really include the passenger car.”
If you’re still not convinced or somewhat lost, Metro’s Steve Hymon explains the Foothill Extension in the form of a Q&A. If your question is:
“Who will the Foothill Extension serve?”
… then Steve can answer that.
As we break ground on Phase 2A, two former mayors of Claremont are already turning their attention to the next phase:
I would ride – and will ride when it is available – because I want to avoid traffic, congestion and the stress of having to drive. I also want to relive experiences of riding transit in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, DC and other places where I have lived and visited in the USA and other countries. Here’s to the Gold Line getting to Claremont one of these days – please!
– Former Claremont Mayor Ellen Taylor
It’s about time! and hopefully it will soon be on its way to Claremont and the Ontario Airport!
– Former Claremont Mayor Karen M. Rosenthal
If you have a printer, you can print out a cheat sheet for tomorrow. If you have plenty of ink to spare, feel free to print as many as you’d like and pass it around town.
REMINDER: Tomorrow’s groundbreaking starts at 10:00 AM, with the ceremony beginning around 10:30. There will be no parking at Newcastle Park itself. Free parking is available on streets and at Santa Anita Church (a few streets west of the park on Colorado). City of Arcadia shuttles are going to be available to shuttle you back and forth. Click on the image above to find out more.
We’ll see you on Saturday. At 10 AM. At Newcastle Park in Arcadia. BE THERE.