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Vote to Fully Fund Gold Line Foothill's 1st Extension is Tomorrow

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A Metro committee Thursday is poised to vote on a move that would fully fund the first of two phases extending the Gold Line along the 210 Freeway. If the $690 million transfer is approved, Phase IIA would extend the light rail line 11.3 miles from Pasadena to Azusa, mostly along the 210 freeway, by 2014. There would be six stops in the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, and Azusa. The vote is to transfer Measure R dollars from Metro to the Goldline Construction Authority so it can break ground in June. “This historic vote will secure victory for the San Gabriel Valley and move us toward our goal of a truly regional transit system,” said County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who has been pushing for this project. The move then must be approved by the full board next week. Correction: The committee vote was last week and the full board vote is Thursday.