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Gold Line Montclair Extension Will Need a Lot of Parking

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The first community meeting for the Gold Line's twelfth third extension, east into Montclair, took place Thursday to provide updates on the project and its recently-released environmental impact report, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports (the Gold Line is being built out to Azusa right now). While currently unfunded, Metro already owns the right of way for the $810 million project and San Gabriel Valley officials and locals are on board (though a paltry 10 people showed up to the Gold Line meeting, the crowd seemed more genial than the screaming Beverly Hills hordes who attend Purple Line subway extension meetings). The extension's EIR showed that at least five large parking garages will need to be built for the line--in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont--since the extension is more of a suburban commuter line than inner-city rapid transit like the Red Line. The Claremont and Montclair stations would be adjacent to Metrolink tracks, with the Montclair station placed "just north of the existing Metrolink platforms with pedestrian access to Metrolink trains via a pedestrian tunnel." There's another community meeting tonight in Arcadia.
· Gold Line environmental report details need for significant new parking buildings along the route [Daily Bulletin]
· Gold Line Foothill Extension Archives [Curbed LA]