Foothill Gold Line 8 months from completion

The Foothill Gold Line project under construction last year. Courier file photo

The 9.1-mile Foothill Gold Line extension project that would link Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona to the existing Gold Line via a new light rail system is less than eight months from completion and 85% complete, according to an email from Habib F. Balian, CEO of the FGL Construction Authority.

Crews are nearing completion on installation of the power system elements, and are underway with systems testing. The four new stations are also nearly 70% complete overall, and work is underway on the four intermodal parking facilities.

Balian’s email also provided a funding update on the Pomona to Montclair segment, which noted funding for the segment from the California State Transportation Agency, the agency responsible for distributing state funding to counties, did not materialize on April 30.

“… [T]here is a temporary freeze on the funding distribution through the current budget cycle that should end by July 1,” Balian’s email read in part. “We do not consider the temporary freeze bad news, and we expect the funding to be released in time to meet the needs of the current procurement schedule to hire the design-build team for the final segment which was initiated in March. We will continue to closely monitor the state budget negotiations, and keep you apprised of any changes.”

In April, crews completed installation of the train control system. For more Foothill Gold Line updates, visit


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