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12/15/2020



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Foothill Gold Line Authority's board reelects Sandoval, Carder


Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval has been elected to a second term as chair of the Foothill Gold Construction Authority's board.
Photo – ci.pomona.ca.us

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The Foothill Gold Construction Authority's board last week reelected Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval as chair and La Vern Mayor Pro Tem Robin Carder as vice chair, and named Claremont Council Member Ed Reece as its newest member.

Reece was sworn in for a two-and-one-half-year term after being appointed to the board last month by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, authority officials said in a press release.

"This past year has been filled with uncertainty. But as we look to the future, it is as important as ever to ready our region for growth and prosperity," Sandoval said.

The authority oversees the $2.1 billion, 12.3-mile Foothill Gold Line light-rail project in Southern California. The westernmost 9.1 miles of the project, from Glendora to Pomona, is undergoing major construction, and the authority is seeking the additional funding needed to complete the entire project segment to Claremont and Montclair.

Sandoval and Carder have led the board since late 2018. During their tenure, the project's alignment design-build contract was awarded to Kiewit-Parsons, a joint venture. Also, the project segment from Glendora to Pomona has advanced from final design to major construction. Major construction activity is underway throughout the project corridor, and the project segment is anticipated to be completed in 2025, authority officials said.



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