Now Available: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for Gold Line Phase 2B Project – Evaluating Relocation of the San Dimas Station Parking Facility (Certified in July 2022)

The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair will extend the Metro A Line 12.3 miles and add stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair – and will be built in phases. 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 October 2019, the Construction Authority initiated the main design-build contract with Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture (KPJV) to build the fully-funded 9.1-mile Glendora to Pomona project segment. Major construction started in July 2020 and is on track to be completed to Pomona by early-January 2025. The segment from Pomona to Montclair is not yet funded. The Construction Authority is currently seeking the additional funding needed to complete the full project to Claremont and Montclair.

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 October 2019, the Construction Authority initiated the main design-build contract with Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture (KPJV) to build the fully-funded 9.1-mile Glendora to Pomona project segment. Major construction started in July 2020 and is on track to be completed to Pomona by early-January 2025. The segment from Pomona to Montclair is not yet funded. The Construction Authority is currently seeking the additional funding needed to complete the full project to Claremont and Montclair.

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


Project Schedule

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Funding Status

The entire 12.3-mile, six-station project from Glendora to Montclair is not yet fully funded. The westernmost 9.1-mile, four-station project segment from Glendora to Pomona is fully funded by LA County’s Measure M and State of California greenhouse gas reduction grant funding. That segment began major construction in July 2020 and is on budget and on schedule to be completed in early January 2025. The remaining 3.2-mile, two-station segment from Pomona to Montclair (including the Claremont and Montclair stations) is not yet funded. The Construction Authority continues to seek the funding needed to complete this final project segment, which as of late 2022 is estimated to cost $798 million.

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.

 One Line. Many Connections.