Station/Bus Interface Study

As Foothill Extension corridor cities plan for the future arrival of the Gold Line, the Construction Authority recently conducted a study to identify potential areas of improvement to ensure safe, convenient access for future riders arriving by various access modes. The study, funded by a grant from the federal government, analyzed how buses, pedestrians and bicycles will interface with the future stations, and made recommendations for improvements that could be implemented to provide better access between these modes.

The study, which began in late 2009 and concluded in August 2011, included extensive work with city staff and bus service providers. To receive information from future users, the study also included: open house meetings in all of the station cities (March 2010), on-board surveys of current Gold Line riders, surveys of bus riders on routes adjacent to the Foothill Extension, surveys of local cycling groups, and a telephone survey of corridor residents.

The final report, available below, provides the final recommendations. Recommendations for new bus services and modifications to existing routes to better integrate the bus systems with the future Gold Line stations were an important conclusion of the study. Additionally, routes of travel by Gold Line passengers arriving on foot or by bicycle at each station were also reviewed to identify potential constraints to convenient access and opportunities for enhanced pedestrian comfort.

Future Arcadia station interactive map Future Monrovia station interactive map Future Duarte station interactive map
Future Irwindale station interactive map Future Azusa-Alameda and Azusa-Citrus stations interactive map  

These findings serve as a planning guide for the transit agencies and stakeholder cities along the route, as well as the Construction Authority:

This study focused on the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa. In the future, the Construction Authority will be conducting a similar study for the next segment of the Gold Line, from Glendora to Montclair.