Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called the Foothill Gold Line extension a “down payment on a more connected, dynamic, and equitable future for Angelenos.” On July 10, that down payment was already generating a lot of interest—at least from the public perspective. Crews began work on the line, which will be completed in 2025.
The extension will connect APU/Citrus College to Pomona and will have stops at Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona.
A familiar joint venture is handling the work. Kiewit and Parsons are working together, and the two paired to build the first two sections of the Gold Line in 2003 and 2016. The Foothill extension light-rail line will parallel an existing BNSF corridor that also is used by Metrolink commuter rail services. The project entails relocating freight tracks, installing a pair of electrified light-rail tracks, reconstructing 21 rail crossings, and building or reconstructing 19 bridges.
Los Angeles is hoping to land additional federal funding for an extension involving Claremont and Montclair, which is targeted to be completed by 2028.