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Gold Line Foothill Extension En Route to June Groundbreaking

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It looks like June is when we'll see the groundbreaking for the MTA Gold Line's Foothill Extension, which will take the tracks from its current terminus in Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border, reports the Pasadena Star-News.

Up until meeting held recently there was contention between the various involved parties, including the MTA and San Gabriel Valley officials, who have been working for several years on a plan to expand the transit service in the region. The push to extend the Gold Line eastward from Pasadena was emphasized last October, when the MTA included "a commitment to try to open the Gold Line Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa before 2017," as part of their long-range 30-year plan for improving transit in greater Los Angeles.