gold line foothill extension
The Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2B is a 12.3-mile-ong extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system from its current terminus in Azusa to Montclair. Once completed, a trip from Montclair to downtown Pasadena will take just over 40 minutes and further to Los Angeles will take approximately 75 minutes.
The extension includes six stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. The locations for the future stations and associated parking facilities were selected by the corridor communities and approved as part of the environmental review process, completed in March 2013. Currently, the project is undergoing advanced engineering and design to prepare for construction in October 2017.
The AA team supported the Gold Line Authority with the implementation of a comprehensive outreach program during the preliminary engineering phase. This program included communication strategies for project messaging, development of collateral materials and presentations, participation in key community events, meetings and open houses within the corridor. Our firm focused on re-energizing the previously engaged stakeholders along the Azusa to Montclair corridor, as well as broadening public awareness of the project process to ensure widespread understanding of project development and implementation. Outreach efforts focused on messaging that clearly identified the project purpose and benefits which include direct links between the current end of line at Azusa, to cities, major activity centers, and universities within the corridor.