MONROVIA, Calif., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following media advisory is being released by Foothill Gold Line:
WHO: Residents / Businesses / Future Riders in the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa
WHAT: The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority has announced the dates for the upcoming station dedication ceremonies, taking place in August and September 2015. The station dedications will celebrate the upcoming substantial completion of construction for the six station, 11.5-mile light rail project from Pasadena to Azusa. The full project is on time and on budget to be turned over to Metro for pre-revenue service in late-September. Metro anticipates starting pre-revenue service this Fall, and passenger service in 2016. An opening date has not yet been determined.
Join the cities, elected officials at all levels of government, the Construction Authority, Metro, and special guests as we dedicate the Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa stations and celebrate the Foothill Gold Line's overall upcoming completion.
Duarte/City of Hope
Saturday, August 15 (10 AM)
1777 Duarte Road
Station Parking Lot - Highland Ave at Business Center Dr. (access the parking from Business Center Dr.)
Arcadia Station Dedication
Saturday, August 22 (10 AM)
201 N. First Avenue
Station Parking Structure - Santa Clara Ave, between First Ave and Santa Anita Ave
Irwindale Station Dedication
Friday, August 28 (5 PM)
16027 Avenida Padilla
Station Parking Structure - Irwindale Ave/Adelante St., just south of the
Monrovia Station Dedication
Saturday, September 12 (10 AM)
1651 S. Primrose Avenue
Station Parking Structure - Primrose Ave, just south of Pomona Ave (Primrose Ave is one block west of Myrtle Ave)
Azusa Downtown & APU/Citrus College Stations Dedication*
Saturday, September 19 (10 AM)
Azusa Downtown Station
780 N. Alameda Avenue
Public lots and street parking are available on Azusa Ave, Alameda Ave and Dalton Ave, one block north of Foothill Blvd.
* Both Azusa stations - the Azusa Downtown Station and APU/Citrus College Station - will be dedicated at this combined ceremony. The dedication ceremony will take place at the Azusa Downtown Station.
The community and media are invited to attend these milestone events.
For information on how to get to a station dedication by bus, please contact the appropriate service provider:
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- Visit www.foothillgoldline.org
About the Foothill Gold Line - The Foothill Gold Line is a nearly $2 billion, 12-station extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system, being overseen by the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority, an independent transportation planning and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature. The project is planned in two segments – Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair. The Pasadena to Azusa segment is fully funded by Los Angeles County's Measure R and is on budget and on schedule to be substantially complete in late-September 2015 when it will be turned over to Metro for pre-revenue service. Measure R is funding the majority of the cost associated with the advanced engineering and environmental work currently underway for the Azusa to Montclair segment, which will ready the project for a design-build procurement in 2017. The Construction Authority is currently seeking the $1 billion needed to construct the Azusa to Montclair segment.
SOURCE Foothill Gold Line