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Work Begins on $1.5B Metro Gold Line Extension To Montclair

September 11, 2019


THE CHP SAYS THERE IS NO INDICATION THE CRASH WAS ANYTHING BUT AN ACCIDENT. ANDREA: GROUND WAS BROKEN TODAY FOR A 12-MILE STRETCH OF LIGHT RAIL FROM MONTCLAIR TO GLENDORA. SUPPORTERS SAY THE PROJECT IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN EASING TRAFFIC CONGESTION. HERE’S CBS 2’S LAURIE PEREZ. REPORTER: IN A MOVE BOTH PRACTICAL AND SYMBOLIC, ERIC GARCETTI RODE THE METRO TO THE FOOTHILL GOLD LINE GROUNDBREAKING AT CITRUS COLLEGE IN GLENDORA. WHEN IT’S DONE, HE AND OTHERS WILL TAKE THE TRAIN FARTHER FROM DOWNTOWN L.A. TO MONTCLAIR. A GREAT WAY TO GET AROUND. I WAS ABLE TO READ A BOOK FOR AN HOUR INSTEAD OF HEARING ABOUT TRAFFIC. REPORTER: WHILE IT CARRIES RIDERS FROM GLENDORA TO MONTCLAIR, IT WILL BRING SMART GROWTH TO THE AREA. CONSTRUCTION ALONE IS EXPECTED TO CREATE 17,000 JOBS AND 40 MILLION DOLLARS IN TAX REVENUE FOR LA COUNTY. A GOLD LINE GOLD MINE, THE PROJECT IS FUNDED IN LARGE PART BY THE MEASURE AND HALF-CENT SALES TAX VOTERS APPROVED IN 2016. IT’S TAKING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT OF CARS, HUNDREDS OF MILES OF AIR POLLUTION OFF OF OUR CITY STREETS AND JUST A WONDERFUL ECONOMIC DRIVER FOR THE REGION ALSO. REPORTER: ALREADY NICKNAMED THE BRAIN TRAIN, THE GOLD LINE WILL BE WITHIN A WALK, BIKE OR BUS RIDE TO NEARLY TWO DOZEN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES. NOT ONLY BRINGING PEOPLE PLACES, BRINGING THEM TOGETHER.

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