pennsy wrote:Still at the discussion stage. Local politicians are having a good time.uh hello?
Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved the terms for the Funding Transfer and Master Cooperative Agreements between the agency and Foothill Extension Construction Authority, setting the stage for construction to begin on the first new rail project funded by Measure R.rest at http://www.foothillextension.org/PDF/Pr ... -03-25.pdf
This $810 million funding agreement provides the guidelines and mechanism by which Metro will fund the project through Measure R and other local funds; while the cooperative agreement defines the roles and responsibilities of the two agencies during design and construction. Importantly, these agreements ensure efficient and cost-effective oversight of the long-awaited light rail project, and guarantee significant coordination and information sharing between agencies.
L.A. Metro's Foothill Gold Line extension to open in spring 2016
The first segment of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (Metro) Gold Line Foothill Extension is slated to open to the public on March 5, 2016, the agency announced yesterday.
Funded by the 2008 Measure R countywide sales tax, the $1 billion project will extend the Metro Gold Line 12 miles east to Azusa, Calif., with new stations in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, downtown Azusa, and near the campuses of Azusa Public University and Citrus College.
The line has taken about five years to build, with major construction completed in September 2015.
Metro has now accepted delivery of the rail line extension and will perform pre-revenue operations testing over the next several months.<SNIP>