Press Releases

Jun 29, 2022 - Foothill Gold Line Releases New Video Detailing Construction of Largest Light Rail Bridge from Glendora to Pomona

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) today released a new and informative video, entitled: “Building the Lone Hill Ave. Light Rail Bridge.“ The video, which is now available on the Construction Authority’s website (foothillgoldline.org) and YouTube channel (youtube.com/foothillgoldline), provides an overview of the design and ongoing construction of the largest light rail bridge being built as part of the 9.1-mile, four-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Pomona. Featured in the video are interviews with staff from the Construction Authority and the project’s design-builder, Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture (KPJV), as well as commentary by Glendora Mayor Karen K. Davis and Foothill Gold Line Board Member and Glendora Council Member Mendell Thompson on the bridge and future light rail service coming into the city of Glendora.

Jun 17, 2022 - Foothill Gold Line Light Rail Project from Glendora to Pomona Reaches 50% Construction Completion

Today, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) held a press conference to celebrate the 9.1-mile, four-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Pomona reaching 50% construction completion. The celebration took place at Rhoads Park in San Dimas, Calif., just steps away from the project corridor and one of four new light rail bridges being constructed to carry future light rail trains and passengers over major streets. Construction on the project began in July 2020 and, despite building in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to remain on schedule to be completed in early 2025, when it will be turned over to LA Metro for training and pre-revenue service (Metro determines when passenger service starts).

Jan 12, 2022 - Foothill Gold Line Swears in New Board Leadership

At their January meeting today, Claremont Mayor Pro Tem Ed Reece and La Verne Council Member Robin Carder were sworn in as the incoming Chair and Vice Chair of the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) Board of Directors, after being unanimously elected last month. The two local elected representatives will lead the agency at a critical time. The westernmost 9.1-mile, four-station project segment from Glendora to Pomona is currently undergoing major construction; while the Construction Authority seeks the additional funding needed to complete the final three miles of the project that include stations in Claremont and Montclair.

Aug 12, 2021 - Foothill Gold Line Project Reaches Major Milestone in August

Today, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) announced that the 9.1-mile, four-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project segment from Glendora to Pomona reached a major milestone. As of August, the design for the $1.5 billion light rail project reached substantial completion. The design-build project was awarded to Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture (KPJV) in October 2019, and the first year of the contract was spent focused on completing enough design to start major construction. Major construction began in July 2020; and as of this month, the project is now 36 percent complete overall.

May 12, 2021 - Foothill Gold Line Board Welcomes New Member, Caltrans 7 District Director Tony Tavares

At their May meeting today, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) Board of Directors welcomed its newest member – Caltrans District 7 Director Tony Tavares. Appointed by Governor Newsom for a four-year term, Mr. Tavares joined the nine-member board as its newest member following his swearing in at the beginning of the monthly board meeting.

Mar 11, 2021 - Foothill Gold Line Board Welcomes New Member, Glendora Council Member Mendell Thompson

At their March meeting yesterday, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) Board of Directors welcomed Glendora Council Member Mendell Thompson to the board. Councilman Thompson was sworn in for a two-year term during the meeting, after being appointed by the City of South Pasadena earlier this month.

Feb 16, 2021 - Foothill Gold Line Receives Diverse Nominees to Be Featured in Future Pomona Station Artwork, Nomination Deadline Approaching

Today, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) announced that it has received nearly 50 submissions following the start of a public Call for Nominations for inspirational Pomona residents to be permanently featured in the artwork of the future Pomona Gold Line Station. The future Pomona station is part of the 9.1-mile, four-station Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Pomona. The campaign - developed by the city-selected station artist, Stephen Farley - will highlight Pomona residents, past and present, who served as inspirations in the community. To date, a diverse range of nominations have been received for individuals from all walks of life and across ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, races, occupations and generations. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2021, and the Construction Authority is seeking additional nominations.

Dec 10, 2020 - Foothill Gold Line Board Re-Elects Leadership, Welcomes New Member

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 Mayor Pro Tem Robin Carder as Vice Chair. In addition, the board welcomed Claremont Council Member Ed Reece to the board. Councilman Reece was sworn in for a 2 ½-year term during the meeting, after being appointed by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments last month.

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.

Media Resources

Announcement – Press Release
Ceremony Photo
Media Kit (Construction Progress Photos, Project Maps, Bridge Simulations, Artist Renderings of Stations, Fact Sheets)
Press Conference Photo Gallery


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


 

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

Media Relations Manager
Albert Ho
626.305.7038
aho@foothillgoldline.org

Current Fact Sheets and Newsletters:

Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair Newsletter: Q1 2022


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