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Engineering phase of Claremont Gold Line launched at meeting

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) recently hosted a kick-off meeting for the much-anticipated Azusa to Montclair segment of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail line.

The 12.3-mile project will extend light rail service from the current terminus under construction in the city of Azusa, to the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair.

Presenting to a capacity-filled room of federal, state and local officials, station artists and key stakeholders, a panel of four speakers provided details on the next steps in the process to advance engineering and station art for the project.

The panel—consisting of Construction Authority CEO Habib Balian, Chief Project Officer Chris Burner, Station Environment Coordinator Tanya Patsaouras, and Public Art Program Manager Lesley Elwood—provided updates on the latest station design criteria, choices cities will have regarding station colors and materials, the schedule for advanced conceptual engineering and station art development.

“We want the cities to understand what they can expect during this next phase of work for the project,” Mr. Balian explained. “We want them to start envisioning what their station could look like, as well as what they can be doing now to plant the seeds for future land development and connectivity to local points of interest from their future stations. It all starts now.”

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