Glendora to Montclair

Glendora San Dimas La Verne Pomona Claremont Montclair

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Foothill Gold Line Glendora to Montclair Project Newsletter

The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair will extend the Metro Gold Line 12.3 miles and add six (6) stations in the cities of  Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair. As with Pasadena to Azusa, the extension from Glendora to Montclair is planned to be built along the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF) right-of-way, which was purchased by Metro in the early 1990s for the project.

Once completed, a trip from Montclair to downtown Pasadena will take just over 40 minutes and further to Los Angeles will take approximately 75 minutes.

Planning for the Glendora to Montclair Extension began in 2003, and significant work has been completed for the segment. The Final EIR was certified by the Construction Authority Board of Directors in March 2013, and a locally preferred alternative was selected. In March 2016, Addendum No. 3 to the Final EIR was approved, allowing for phased construction of the project if deemed necessary.

Starting in 2014, the project began advanced conceptual engineering. This two-year process will advance design for the project to a point where it will be ready for a design-build procurement.

Completion of the Glendora to Montclair segment of the Foothill Gold Line will cost approximately $1.2 billion (see below for funding status).


Funding Status

The majority of the $1.2 billion needed to build the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair will come from the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan, a half-cent sales tax measure (Measure M) from Los Angeles County Metro that was approved by voters in the November 2016 election.

Measure M includes construction funds to build the Foothill Gold Line to the county line in Claremont and fulfills Los Angeles County Metro’s commitment to complete the line as a top priority. The Foothill Gold Line is listed in the expenditure plan as one of the first projects to break ground under the ambitious Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan that includes 40 major highway and transit projects county-wide over the next four decades.

The extension from Claremont to Montclair would need to be funded separately by San Bernardino County.

Click here to learn more about funding for the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair.

Now Available:
Foothill Gold Line Glendora to Montclair Project Newsletter

Planning for the Glendora to Montclair Extension began in 2003, and significant work has been completed for the segment. The Final EIR was certified by the Construction Authority Board of Directors in March 2013, and a locally preferred alternative was selected. In March 2016, Addendum No. 3 to the Final EIR was approved, allowing for phased construction of the project if deemed necessary.

Starting in 2014, the project began advanced conceptual engineering. This two-year process will advance design for the project to a point where it will be ready for a design-build procurement.

Questions about the future extension from Glendora to Montclair and/or the environmental review process should be directed to:

Lisa Levy Buch
Director of Public Affairs
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
(626) 305-7004
llevybuch@foothillgoldline.org

Funding Status

The majority of the $1.2 billion needed to build the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair will come from the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan, a half-cent sales tax measure (Measure M) from Los Angeles County Metro that was approved by voters in the November 2016 election.

Measure M includes construction funds to build the Foothill Gold Line to the county line in Claremont and fulfills Los Angeles County Metro’s commitment to complete the line as a top priority. The Foothill Gold Line is listed in the expenditure plan as one of the first projects to break ground under the ambitious Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan that includes 40 major highway and transit projects county-wide over the next four decades.

The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to the county line in Claremont has been earmarked just over $1 billion in the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan and will add stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont. The extension from Claremont to Montclair would need to be funded separately by San Bernardino County.

Detailed information about Metro’s Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan can be found at theplan.metro.net.

Questions about the plan should be directed to Metro at 1-323-466-3876 (1-323-Go Metro) or via email at customerrelations@metro.net. Metro is a separate agency from the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority.

Additional links:

2016 Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan Sales Tax - Expenditure Plan, June 10, 2016

Metro Board Report: Long Range Transportation Plan - Potential Ballot Measure, June 23, 2016

Metro Board Presentation: Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan Staff Recommendation, June 10, 2016

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