Gold Line Foothill Extension to Break Ground Saturday

Where there's a Will, there's a way. 10 years in the making, on Saturday the first phase of the Gold Line Foothill Extension — Pasadena to Azusa — will break ground (.pdf). The 11-mile light rail extension will go through five cities with six stations. Those cities are Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, and Azusa (where two stations will be built).

After Phase 1 is completed, sights will be set on the second phase, connecting the train to Montclair, which would make for an estimated 40-minute ride to Pasadena and 75-minute one to downtown Los Angeles. Cities served during the second phase would be Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, and Montclair. A link to the Ontario Airport, which is owned by the city of Los Angeles, is under study.