As construction workers build the next leg of the Gold Line, from Pasadena to Azusa, San Gabriel Valley officials are keeping up the pressure to build the once-certain extension to Montclair--the $950-million light rail project has been in jeopardy since Metro pulled funds last spring. The Gold Line Construction Authority's recent newsletter notes that this month they'll host a meeting with city staff members along the route to discuss moving the project to the engineering phase--the last step before construction. "The [Advanced Conceptual Engineering] work, which is expected to begin next year, will advance the design and engineering for the 12.3-mile, six-station project to a point where it will be ready for a future design-build procurement." As far as money goes, the Construction Authority continues "to work with Metro to identify potential funding opportunities." If money become available in 2015 or '16, the project could open in 2021 or '22, according to the Authority.
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