The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair will extend the Metro Gold Line 12.3 miles and add 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 Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair began in 2003, and the Final Environmental Impact Report was certified by the Construction Authority under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in March 2013. The project completed advanced conceptual engineering in 2016 and broke ground in December 2017. To date, the Construction Authority has completed two of four construction contracts needed for the project. Both initial contracts relate to utilities and utility relocation.

In late 2018, as part of a multi-step competitive process to hire the Alignment Design-Build contractor to complete the main contract for the project, the Construction Authority received bids that were hundreds of millions of dollars above the amount of funding secured. As a result of the funding shortfall, the Construction Authority initiated the preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) in December 2018 to evaluate the environmental impacts of possibly phasing the construction and operation of the Glendora to Montclair project along with several other proposed Project Modifications. The Draft SEIR was published on March 22, 2019 for a 45-day review and comment period, which included a public hearing/meeting on April 16, 2019. The Final SEIR was published by the Construction Authority in June 2019, and was approved and certified by the Construction Authority board of directors in July 2019.

In August 2019, the Construction Authority awarded the Alignment Design-Build contract for the project to Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture. The awarded design-build contract 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 12.3-mile project to Montclair for a total contract award of $1,186.9 million if additional funds are secured by October 2021.

Major construction began in mid-July 2020 and is expected to be completed to Pomona in 2025 (and to Montclair in 2028, if funding is secured in time to move forward with the contract option). If the funding for the contract option is not secured before October 2021, the Construction Authority will continue to seek funding to complete the project to Claremont and Montclair using a future, separate contract.

Completion of the Glendora to Montclair segment is now estimated to cost $2.1 billion.

Click here to view the presentation slides from the Virtual Community Meeting on May 19, 2021.

Click here to read the latest fact sheet on the Glendora to Montclair segment.


Project Schedule

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NOW AVAILABLE: 2021 Update to the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Rules and Regulations for Implementation of the California Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Guidelines Adopted September 26, 2021

Planning for the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair began in 2003, and the Final Environmental Impact Report was certified by the Construction Authority under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in March 2013. The project completed advanced conceptual engineering in 2016 and broke ground in December 2017. To date, the Construction Authority has completed two of four construction contracts needed for the project. Both initial contracts relate to utilities and utility relocation.

In late 2018, as part of a multi-step competitive process to hire the Alignment Design-Build contractor to complete the main contract for the project, the Construction Authority received bids that were hundreds of millions of dollars above the amount of funding secured. As a result of the funding shortfall, the Construction Authority initiated the preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) in December 2018 to evaluate the environmental impacts of possibly phasing the construction and operation of the Glendora to Montclair project along with several other proposed Project Modifications. The Draft SEIR was published on March 22, 2019 for a 45-day review and comment period, which included a public hearing/meeting on April 16, 2019. The Final SEIR was published by the Construction Authority in June 2019, and was approved and certified by the Construction Authority board of directors in July 2019.

In August 2019, the Construction Authority awarded the Alignment Design-Build contract for the project to Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture. The awarded design-build contract 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 12.3-mile project to Montclair for a total contract award of $1,186.9 million if additional funds are secured by October 2021.

Major construction began in mid-July 2020 and is expected to be completed to Pomona in 2025 (and to Montclair in 2028, if funding is secured in time to move forward with the contract option). If the funding for the contract option is not secured before October 2021, the Construction Authority will continue to seek funding to complete the project to Claremont and Montclair using a future, separate contract.

Completion of the Glendora to Montclair segment is now estimated to cost $2.1 billion.

Questions about the Glendora to Montclair project or the environmental review process should be directed to:

Lisa Levy Buch
Chief Communications and Strategic Development Officer
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
(626) 305-7004
llevybuch@foothillgoldline.org

Click here to view the presentation slides from the Virtual Community Meeting on May 19, 2021.

Click here to read the latest fact sheet on the Glendora to Montclair segment.


Project Schedule

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Funding Status

The 12.3-mile, six-station Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair is budgeted to cost just under $2.1 billion. As of August 2019, the Construction Authority has committed funding of just over $1.6 billion; leaving a current funding shortfall to complete the full project to Montclair of approximately $450 million. Based on the current funding available, the Construction Authority is potentially completing the project in two construction phases – the first nine miles from Glendora to Pomona, and then from Pomona to Montclair.

Project funding is coming from both Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, as well as the State of California. The majority of the funds needed for the Los Angeles County portion of the project (Glendora to Claremont) is being funded by the Los Angeles County 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; these funds will be used in both Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. The Construction Authority is working with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority to finalize appropriation of funds to extend the line to Montclair (in San Bernardino County). The Construction Authority is currently seeking the additional funding needed to fill the gap and complete the project to Claremont and Montclair.

 One Line. Many Connections.