Foothill Gold Line E-News

October 2019


Recap of Friday’s Historic Contract Signing Press Conference

On Friday, October 4, 2019, the Construction Authority signed the Alignment Design-Build Contract for the 12.3-mile, six-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair at a press conference held on the steps of Pomona City Hall. The contract with the Joint Venture team of Kiewit-Parsons includes an $805.6 million base scope for the first nine miles of the project from Glendora to Pomona, with a two-year contract option to complete the full project to Montclair for a total contract amount of $1,186.9 million if additional funds are secured by October 2021. The contract signing officially marks the beginning of major construction for the Glendora to Montclair project, and also starts the clock ticking on the contract option.

The Glendora to Pomona segment is anticipated to be completed in 2025, and the entire project to Montclair by 2028 if the contract option is initiated.

The historic signing event was attended by elected officials at all levels of government, members of the boards of directors for the Foothill Gold Line and LA Metro, transportation officials – including Construction Authority CEO Habib F. Balian, Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington and California State Transportation Agency Undersecretary Elissa Konove – and San Gabriel Valley stakeholders.

Below is a short video with highlights from each of the speakers at the signing event, as well as a link to the photo gallery.

VIDEO

(click here or above to play the video)

PHOTO GALLERY

To see the full gallery, click here.


Media Coverage of Contract Signing

Below are links to TV, print and blog media coverage of Friday’s press conference:

TV Segment: CBS 2/KCAL 9 Coverage of Contract Signing
https://youtu.be/HdAh3CZx2HU

TV Segment: NBC 4 Coverage of Contract Signing
https://youtu.be/el8ZfRVyX44

TV Segment: ABC 7 Coverage of Contract Signing
https://youtu.be/2oWUkkMhZR8

Radio Segment: KNX 1070 AM Coverage of Contract Signing
https://youtu.be/YADxBvDIsFk

Contract signed to bring Gold Line to Pomona, but funds and full support don’t extend to Montclair – San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
https://www.sgvtribune.com/2019/10/04/contract-signed-to-bring-gold-line-to-pomona-but-funds-and-full-support-dont-extend-to-montclair/

Foothill Gold Line to Pomona Is Officially Under Construction – Streetsblog LA
https://la.streetsblog.org/2019/10/04/foothill-gold-line-to-pomona-is-officially-under-construction/

Construction Authority signs construction contract for $2.1-billion Foothill Gold Line project – The Source
https://thesource.metro.net/2019/10/04/construction-authority-signs-construction-contract-for-2-1-billion-foothill-gold-line-project/

Garcetti Celebrates Signing of Metro Gold Line Extension Contract – My News LA
https://mynewsla.com/crime/2019/10/04/garcetti-celebrates-signing-of-metro-gold-line-extension-contract-2/

Metro Gold Line Extension Contract Signed In San Gabriel Valley – Patch
https://patch.com/california/claremont-laverne/metro-gold-line-extension-contract-signed-san-gabriel-valley

Foothill Gold Line construction authority signs design-build contract – Railway Technology
https://www.railway-technology.com/news/foothill-gold-line-construction-authority-signs-design-build-contract/

Metro Gold Line Extension contract signed – The Hub LA
https://www.hub-la.com/news/metro-gold-line-extension-contract-signed/

At Milestone Signing For Gold Line, Divergent Intentions Show – San Bernardino County Sentinel
http://sbcsentinel.com/2019/10/gold-line-extension/

FOOTHILL GOLD LINE WILL EXPAND FROM GLENDORA TO MONTCLAIR – Citrus College Clarion
http://www.ccclarion.com/2019/10/05/foothill-gold-line-to-expand-from-glendora-to-montclair/


Upcoming Community Events

Construction Authority staff be will speaking and hosting information booths at upcoming community events. Stop at any of the events below to talk to Construction Authority staff and learn the latest on the Foothill Gold Line.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

3rd Annual Pomona 5K & 10K
8:00 AM to Noon
Shaun Diamond Plaza in Pomona
Click here for more information

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Perspectives on Green Transportation
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
La Verne Library Community Room
Click here for more information

Saturday, October 26, 2019

2019 Claremont Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Claremont Village
Click here for more information

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