Light Rail from Los Angeles to the Inland Empire on Track
Thursday, October 15, 2015
After two-thirds of a century, light-rail transit could be making a comeback in the Inland Empire, if funding is secured from Los Angeles County.
But if everything goes well for supporters and the agency planning the project, it could be another eight years before Inland Empire residents could take a light-rail system to Los Angeles or Pasadena from cities like Montclair or Claremont.
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority is in the midst of advanced engineering for the third phase of its light rail system, which would bring the line from Los Angeles, through San Gabriel Mountain foothill communities, to the Montclair transit center. Officials have been meeting with local Inland foothill residents about the plan, in addition to discussing designs and layouts for the proposed stations and parking.