ANNOUNCEMENT: Foothill Gold Line Receives $300 Million from SB1

Funding Status

The 12.3-mile, six-station Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair was budgeted in 2019 to cost approximately $2.1 billion. As of August 2019, the Construction Authority had secured committed funding of just over $1.6 billion; leaving a funding shortfall to complete the full project to Montclair of approximately $450 million. Based on the available funding, the Construction Authority executed a design-build contract with the Kiewit-Parsons Joint Venture (KPJV) team for the first four-station, 9.1-mile segment from Glendora to Pomona. The segment from Pomona to Montclair, including the Claremont and Montclair stations, was included within the design-build contract with KPJV as a contract option for a fixed price that expired on October 7, 2021. The Construction Authority was not able to execute the contract option before it expired, and is now underway with evaluating the cost and schedule implications of the delay. The Construction Authority will continue to seek the funding needed to complete the entire project to Claremont and Montclair.

Current project funding for the segment from Glendora to Pomona is coming from Los Angeles County, with support by the State of California.  The majority of Los Angeles County funding is from the Measure M half-cent sales tax (approved by LA County voters in November 2016), along with nearly $100 million of residual funds from the Measure R half-cent sales tax not used to complete the Pasadena to Azusa segment. The project was awarded a nearly $300 million grant from SB1, through the State of California’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program in 2018; the majority of those funds will be used in to complete the Glendora to Pomona segment, with approximately $80 million set aside for the project once it reaches San Bernardino County. San Bernardino County will be responsible for funding the remaining portion of the project cost in their county.