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The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority earlier this week issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) seeking a design-build team for the alignment of its light-rail project between Glendora and Montclair, California.The $1.5 billion project involves extending the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (Metro) Gold Line through communities in the San Gabriel Valley and into San Bernardino County.The RFQ requires interested teams or firms to detail their qualifications to complete all elements of the project, as well as their experience completing similar projects. The teams also must demonstrate financial and legal qualifications to complete the work, construction authority officials said in a press release.Statements of qualifications are due in January. A committee will then recommend a short list of the most qualified teams to the construction authority's board. Only teams on the short list will receive a request for proposals, which is slated to be released in spring 2018.Major construction on the extension is slated to begin in 2020 and wrap up by 2026. The Glendora-Montclair route is theGold Line extension's final phase.In late September, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority awarded a design-bid-build contract for utility relocation to W.A. Rasic Construction Co. Inc.