La Verne Mayor Tim Hepburn is joining the nine-member Board of Directors of the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority, after he named by the City of Pasadena as its appointee for a four-year term.
Mayor Hepburn was sworn in Wednesday as the board’s newest member at the beginning of the Authority’s monthly board meeting. Montclair Mayor Pro Tem Bill Ruh was appointed as the Alternate member.
The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority is an independent transportation planning and construction agency created by the California State Legislature in 1998 to plan, design and build the Metro Gold Line (currently called the L Line) from Union Station to Montclair.
The Board of Directors is made up of elected and appointed representatives from throughout the project corridor. Pasadena City Councilmember Gene Masuda is a non-voting Board member.
“We are happy to welcome Mayor Hepburn to our board,” Claremont Mayor Pro Tem Ed Reece, the Construction Authority’s Board Chair, said. “Mayor Hepburn brings years of local and regional leadership experience to the board, which will be helpful as he gets quickly up to speed on the project during this very busy period.”
Work is currently underway throughout the 9.1-mile project segment from Glendora to Pomona that will add four new stations to the Metro rail system – one each in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona. The fully funded segment is nearly 60 percent complete and could be turned over to Metro for pre-revenue operations by January 2025.
“I am honored to be serving on this board with such an accomplished group of leaders,” Mayor Hepburn said. “Completing the project to not only Pomona, but to Claremont and Montclair, is a critical step to improving mobility and the quality of life for all of our corridor cities and the region.”
For more information, visit www.foothillgoldline.org/construction_authori/construction-authority.