FOOTHILL GOLD LINE
The 12.3-mile, six-station Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair is breaking ground in October 2017 and will take about 8-9 years to build. Six new stations will be added to the Metro Gold Line System, including one in Claremont. Each station will connect to the expanding rail network throughout Los Angeles County, as well as the Inland Empire.
Building Foothill Gold Line Video
Foothill Gold Line Community Meetings
The City of Claremont and the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority will be hosting a series of community meetings to discuss the Gold Line Project and receive community input on the Claremont station and crossings. Come to a meeting to learn the latest about the project's timeline, public art, and how to stay updated. Following is a schedule of the community meetings:
Monday, September 11
Blaisdell Community Center (tentative location)
Thursday, September 28
Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting
Tuesday, October 10
City Council Meeting
The Foothill Gold Line is being funded by Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. The portion of the project within L.A. County (Glendora to Claremont) is being funded by Metro's Measure M half-cent sales tax approved by voters in November 2016, as well as Measure R. The portion from Claremont to Montclair is being funded by San Bernardino County.
Learn more at: www.foothillgoldline.org
Indian Hill Grade Separation News
On July 26, 2016, the City Council requested that the crossing at Indian Hill Boulevard should be At-Grade. During diagnostic meetings for the quiet zone study, the PUC staff shared that it was unlikely the PUC would approve an At-Grade Crossing at Indian Hill Boulevard due to the following:
- Number of trains
- Number of vehicle trips
- Number of pedestrians
- Number of tracks
- Configuration of the crossing and proximity to First Street
In addition, Metro completed a grade crossing study, which ranked Indian Hill Boulevard as the third worst crossing out of more than 100 grade crossings in the county. Based on these factors, staff believes it is prudent to begin additional community discussion about the possibility of a grade separation and what type of design for a grade separation might be acceptable to the community and within the budget constraints to build such a separation, prior to PUC review.
Feedback from these community meetings will be presented to the City Council for final recommendation to the Gold Line Authority. To begin this conversation, staff has enlisted the Contract Architect to prepare some conceptual designs to work with the Authority staff on what is feasible. Conceptual designs will be on display at the Community meeting on Monday, July 24 for community feedback.
Foothill Gold Line - Claremont Project Update and Background - Power Point Presentation - presented at the 6/26/17 Traffic and Transportation Commission Meeting
PROJECT DOCUMENT ARCHIVE:
Foothill Gold Line Grade Separation Proposal
On January 12, 2016, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority proposed a grade separation at Indian Hill Boulevard to accommodate train traffic from the Gold Line to the City Council. The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority requested the City and community’s input on this proposal to assist them in the planning and environmental process.
Gold Line proposed the bridge concept to elevate the increased trains and traffic impacts on Indian Hill Boulevard. The Gold Line trains will run on 10 minute headways in each direction, for a total of 12 additional train crossings each hour.
To gather Village the community's feedback, the City held two community meetings and provided information on the proposal to local papers, on the website, and in the City Manager's Weekly Update.
At its February 23, 2016 meeting, the City Council unanimously voted to support the Gold Lines requested to do additional environmental review on the bridge concept and directed staff to work with Gold Line to develop design concepts for review by the City's commission, community and City Council. the City will have until February of 2017 to develop a conceptual design. Should the City not agree on a design, the crossing will revert to an at street crossing.
Watch video simulation - https://vimeo.com/ursci/review/152320301/ac6a2a837a
Gold Line Grade Separation Council Presentation - presented at the 2/23/16 Council Meeting
Gold Line Grade Separation Staff Report - 2/23/16 Council Meeting
2016-01-25 Indian Hill Grade Separation Presentation