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Metro Gold Line Foothill authority issues RFP for light-rail project engineering work

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority has issued a request for proposals for qualified teams to provide engineering and environmental consulting services for the Azusa-to-Montclair light-rail project in California.

Over the next few years, the contract will advance the design and engineering for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light-rail project from Azusa, Calif., to Montclair, Calif., to a point where it will be ready for a design-build procurement, authority officials said in a press release.

Proposals are due March 5, and a contract award is anticipated in April. The selected team will work with authority staff to advance the design of the project to the level of "advanced conceptual engineering," as well as conduct additional environmental analyses as necessary, authority officials said.

"The construction now under way is on budget and on schedule, and the time is right to ready the next phase of the Foothill Gold Line for future construction," said Habib Balian, the authority's chief executive officer. "Through this effort, we will make the Azusa to Montclair segment shovel ready as we continue to seek out construction funding."

The 12.3-mile Azusa-to-Montclair project will extend light-rail service from the APU/Citrus College Station in Azusa to future stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair.

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