La Verne

City of

Foothill Gold Line

The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair is a 12.3-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system. The project will add new Gold Line stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair - and may be built in phases.

The project broke ground in December 2017 and has completed two of four contracts. In August 2019, the Construction Authority Board of Directors awarded the main design-build contract to Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture. Major construction will begin in 2020 and take five years to complete to Pomona (eight years to Montclair if additional funds are secured by September 2021).

The project is being funded by Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties and the State of California. The portion of the project within Los Angeles County is being funded mostly by LA Metro’s sales tax measures (Measure M and R); San Bernardino County is funding the majority of the portion in their county. The project also received a nearly $300 million greenhouse gas reduction grant from the State of California to be used in both counties.

Updates and Announcements:

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2B Project, also known as the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair (Project), is undergoing a supplemental environmental review and the public is invited to review the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Draft SEIR) and provide comment between now and November 9, 2020.
   

The Construction Authority is considering modifications to the Project to construct surface parking lots (instead of enclosed parking structures, as previously approved) at the Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, and Pomona Stations. Constructing surface lots would reduce the number of available parking spaces. To accommodate the reconfigured parking conditions, the Authority proposes increasing the property size of the Glendora and San Dimas Station parking facilities, and a property location change is proposed for the Pomona Station parking facility. No changes are proposed for the location or property size of the parking facility at the La Verne Station. Changed vehicle and pedestrian access and new or relocated turnabouts are also proposed. Additional changes are proposed that will result in a reduction of parking at the Claremont Station. Two Claremont options will be considered wherein reduced parking is accommodated either fully in a parking structure or via parking surface lot combined with leasing of additional parking spaces from available locations within 1/4 mile of the Claremont Station. Provision for parking structure or surface lot at the Claremont Station will occur within the previously approved location and footprint. In response to these proposed changes, a SEIR has been prepared to evaluate the potential for significant impacts that may result from the potential changes at the five stations. Multiple scenarios that include interim and full build terminus station conditions have been evaluated.
   

The proposed changes do not alter the scope of the Project as previously approved by the Construction Authority. The Draft SEIR has concluded construction of the Project Modifications would not have new or more severe significant impacts or require new mitigation measures.
   

DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD

September 25, 2020 – November 9, 2020

The Draft SEIR is being made available for public review for a 45-day comment period. Public comments on the Draft SEIR will be received during this period. The Draft SEIR, along with other project information, is available for review and download online at the Construction Authority's website at www.foothillgoldline.org. Hard copies or CD versions of the document can be made available upon written request to the Construction Authority and mailed to recipients for the cost of printing and shipping. A hard copy of the document will also be available for public review at the Construction Authority's office and can be accessed by requesting an appointment with Lisa Levy Buch at the address and e-mail below. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, viewing of the document in person will only be available by pre-arranged appointment.  
   

Please submit comments on the Draft SEIR in writing to the address or email address below by close of the comment period. All submitted comments concerning the Draft SEIR must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2020 and should be directed to the following Construction Authority representative:
  

Ms. Lisa Levy Buch, Chief Communications Officer
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
406 East Huntington Drive, Suite 202
Monrovia, CA 91016-3633
Phone: (626) 471-9050
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To review the Notice of Availability and the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report please visit the Construction Authority’s website at https://www.foothillgoldline.org/ or follow the links below:

Draft SEIR page link: https://foothillgoldline.org/default/metro-gold-line-foothill-extension-azusa-to-montclair-draft-environmental-impact-report/ 

Foothill Gold Line Contact