Press Releases

Aug 26, 2020 - Foothill Gold Line Issues Public Call for Pomona Residents to Be Featured in Future Pomona Station Artwork

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) is issuing a public call for nominations for Pomona residents, past and present, to be featured in the artwork of the future Pomona Gold Line station, which is part of the 9.1-mile, four-station Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Pomona. The campaign is part of the public artwork plan developed by the city-selected station artist, Stephen Farley, who seeks to highlight Pomona residents who served as inspirations in the community.

Aug 12, 2020 - Foothill Gold Line Launches Interactive Construction Map Webpage

Today, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) is launching a new interactive construction map page on the agency website – foothillgoldline.org. In support of major construction now underway on the 9.1-mile, four-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Pomona, the new webpage is a one-stop destination for all of the project’s construction-related information; keeping residents, businesses and interested stakeholders updated on where construction is active and areas to avoid due to long-term street closures.

Jul 10, 2020 - Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Pomona Begins Major Construction

Today, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) begins major construction on the 9.1-mile, four-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Pomona. The project is anticipated to be completed in 2025 and will add new stations to the Metro Gold Line system (currently known as the L Line) in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona. If additional funding is secured by October 2021, the entire 12.3-mile project from Glendora to Montclair will be completed altogether by 2028, adding additional stations in Claremont and Montclair.

Mar 20, 2020 - Media Statement on Construction Authority Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority is responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by following all local and state recommendations and orders.

Dec 5, 2019 - Foothill Gold Line Board Re-Elects Chair and Vice Chair

At their December meeting, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) Board of Directors voted unanimously to re-elect Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval as Chair, and La Verne Council Member Robin Carder as Vice Chair, to lead the agency’s nine-member board. The continuing leadership of Chair Sandoval and Vice Chair Carder comes at a critical moment for the Foothill Gold Line, as the $2.1 billion, 12.3-mile Glendora to Montclair light rail extension heads into major construction.

Oct 4, 2019 - Construction Authority Signs Contract and Marks the Start of Major Construction for the $2.1 Billion Foothill Gold Line Light Rail Project from Glendora to Montclair

Today, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) held a press conference on the steps of Pomona City Hall to sign the Alignment Design-Build Contract for the 12.3-mile, six-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair. 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.

Aug 14, 2019 - Construction Authority Board Awards Design-Build Contract for Glendora to Montclair Extension

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority Board of Directors awarded the main design-build contract for the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension to Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture. The 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 amount of $1,186.9 million if additional funds are secured by September 2021.

Jan 24, 2019 - Announcement: Metro Board Commits to Fund Estimated Shortfall to Build the Gold Line to Pomona

The Metro board of directors unanimously agreed to finalize negotiations with the Construction Authority and ensure sufficient funding to be able to build to the Pomona Station as part of the base contract for the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair. This commitment by Metro closes the recently identified shortfall to extend the project to Pomona, while the Construction Authority and Metro continue to seek the estimated $360 million needed to be able to build to Montclair. The final cost of the project will be known when revised bids are received this coming May.

Jan 11, 2019 - Foothill Gold Line Board Welcomes New Leadership from Pomona and La Verne

At their January meeting, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) board of directors welcomed two new members: Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval and La Verne Council Member Robin Carder. These new appointments come following last month’s retirements of longtime board members Doug Tessitor and Sam Pedroza, after having served on the board for nearly a decade. Following the swearing in of the two new members, the board voted unanimously to have them lead the nine-member board: Mayor Sandoval as Chair and Council Member Carder as Vice Chair.

Nov 14, 2018 - Construction Authority Board Receives Report on Plan to Deliver Majority of Foothill Gold Line Light Rail Project Two Years Ahead of Schedule

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority board of directors received a report on how the agency can deliver nearly 70% of the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair at least two years ahead of schedule and avoid tens of millions of dollars annually in market escalation and risk money proposed by the four design-build teams competing for the Glendora to Montclair Alignment contract; while also approving an increase in the overall project budget for the 12.3-mile, six station light rail extension of $570 million (to a total project budget of $2.1 billion).

Media Resources

Announcement – Press Release
Contract Signing Photo
Photo Gallery
Project Map
Metro Rail Network Map
Project Fact Sheet
– Station Fact Sheets: Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, Montclair
– Artist Station Renderings: Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, Montclair
– Station Site Plans: Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, Montclair


Announcement – Press Release
Ceremony Photo
Video: Groundbreaking Ceremony
Photo Gallery
Groundbreaking Ceremony Program
Project Newsletter
– Station Fact Sheets: Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair
Aerial Video: Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair


Announcement – Press Release 
Report – “Economic Impact Study of the Foothill Gold Line Glendora to Montclair Segment”


Announcement – Press Release
Industry Workshop Presentation
Glendora to Montclair Segment Map
Project Newsletter


  

Announcement – Press Release, October 25, 2016
Report – “Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Transit Oriented Development at Gold Line Foothill Extension Pasadena Stations”, October 24, 2016
Report – “Foothill Gold Line Transit Oriented Development Update”, October 14, 2016
Video – TOD Panel Discussion: “A Decade Later – How Transit Oriented Developments are Reshaping the Gold Line Corridor and Providing Long-Term Local and Regional Benefits”, October 14, 2016


E-Book: Art of the Journey: the Foothill Gold Line

Station Art Audio Tour: art-tour.foothillgoldline.org

E-Book: Railroads of Change: The San Gabriel Valley Journey


Duarte/City of Hope Station Dedication – August 15, 2015
Announcement – Press Release
Ceremony Photo
Image Gallery
Station Art Video
Event Program Guide and Station Fact Sheet

Arcadia Station Dedication – August 22, 2015
Announcement – Press Release
Ceremony Photo
Image Gallery
Station Art Video
Event Program Guide and Station Fact Sheet

Irwindale Station Dedication – August 28, 2015
Ceremony Photo
Image Gallery
Station Art Video
Event Program Guide and Station Fact Sheet

Monrovia Station Dedication – September 12, 2015
Announcement – Press Release
Ceremony Photo
Image Gallery
Station Art Video
Event Program Guide and Station Fact Sheet

Azusa Downtown Station & APU/Citrus College Station Dedication – September 19, 2015
Announcement – Press Release
Ceremony Photo
Image Gallery
Event Footage
Station Art Video – Azusa Downtown Station
– Station Art Video – APU/Citrus College Station
Event Program Guide and Station Fact Sheet


Announcement – Press Release
Site Plan
Infographic
Newsletter
Ceremony Photo
Image Gallery


Image Gallery
Announcement – Press Release
Fact Sheet – Gold Line Operations Campus & Sustainability Features
Fact Sheet – Stormwater Management System
Presentation – Stormwater Management System
Fact Sheet – Solar Panels
Site Plan – Gold Line Operations Campus Sustainability Features
Bios – Press Conference Speakers and Experts


Image Gallery
Announcement – Press Release


Image Gallery
Announcement – Press Release


Kit Materials:

– Gold Line Bridge Wins Five Industry Awards in 2013 – Press Release
Image Gallery
Gold Line Bridge Illustrated Project Brochure
Announcement – Press Release
Project Details with Credits List
– Construction Authority CEO, Habib F. Balian – Profile and Interview
– Artist, Andrew Leicester – Profile and Interview
– Skanska Project Executive, Lawrence Damore – Profile and Interview
– AECOM Lead Architect, Rivka Night – Profile and Interview
– Construction Authority Public Art Program Manager, Lesley A. Elwood–Profile

Videos:

Artist Profile: Andrew Leicester’s design sketchbook at “Pages” Exhibition
Gold Line Bridge Concrete Pour Timelapse


Media Contacts:
Chief Communications Officer
Lisa Levy Buch
626-305-7004
llevybuch@foothillgoldline.org

Media Relations
Albert Ho
626.305.7038
aho@foothillgoldline.org

Current Fact Sheets and Newsletters:

Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair Newsletter: Spring 2020

Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa Newsletter: Fourth Quarter, 2015

Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus Newsletter

Gold Line Bridge Newsletter: January, 2013

 


Habib F. Balian, C.E.O.
JPG Image and PDF Bio

Construction Authority Logo
Available Format TIF PNG


Corridor Map
Available Format JPG | PDF

Glendora to Montclair Segment Map
Available Format JPG | PDF

Glendora to Montclair Segment Map: Funding Status
Available Format JPG | PDF