MONROVIA (AP) — Another step has been taken toward further expansion of Los Angeles County’s growing commuter rail system.
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority directors this week approved advanced engineering plans for a 12.3-mile extension of the light-rail system to the city of Montclair on the eastern edge of the county.READ MORE: Aiden Leos, Boy Killed In Road Rage Shooting, To Receive Plaque At Orange County Zoo
The extension’s cost is estimated at $1.2 billion. Most of the funds would come from a half-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot.READ MORE: Southland Braces For Triple-Digit Temperatures, Wildfire Risk
The most recent previous Metro Rail expansion was westward. In May, a 6.6-mile extension of the Expo Line opened to Santa Monica, linking the system to the seaside. The line was immediately swamped with riders.MORE NEWS: Dr. Dre Partners With LAUSD To Open New High School In South LA
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