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Gold Line Foothills Extension board re-elects top leadership
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority's board recently voted to re-elect Doug Tessitor as chairman and Sam Pedroza as vice chairman.
Tessitor is a councilman for the city of Glendora, Calif., and Pedroza is a councilman for the city of Claremont, Calif. Their re-election comes at a time when the authority is completing construction on the next 11.5-mile segment of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa. The six-station extension broke ground in June 2010 and is on schedule to be completed in September, whien it will be turned over to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA).
The authority also is overseeing the final planning and design for the line's next 12.3-mile segment, from Azusa to Montclair. The agency is undergoing advanced engineering for the six-station extension, and is preparing the project for a groundbreaking in 2017, authority officials said in a press release.
The board includes elected and appointed representatives from throughout the project corridor, including representatives from the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Duarte, Glendora, Claremont and Ontario. Representatives of the governor and the San Bernardino Associated Governments serve on the board as non-voting members.
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