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Foothill Gold Foothill Gold Line Groundbreaking

The extension of the Foothill Gold Line light rail has officially broken ground, becoming the first Measure M project since the infrastructure measure passed in November 2016, and will cost an estimated $1.5 billion. The project will extend the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair with six stations. The groundbreaking ceremony took place in early December and welcomed city leaders, including Glendora Mayor Gary Boyer, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff, Grace Napolitano, Judy Chu and Norma Torres, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The beginning of construction will focus on pre-construction and site prep work, while major construction will take place in 2020. The extension will be complete in 2026. We sat down with Albert Ho of the Construction Authority to talk about how Measure M has impacted the project and why it is significant that this is the first Measure M project to begin construction.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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