Torres Statement on Lack of Cap-and-Trade Funding for Foothill Gold Line
ONTARIO, CA –Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension project from Azusa to Montclair was not selected to receive cap-and-trade funding as a part of the 2016 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program.
“I’m extremely disappointed that the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) did not award cap-and-trade funding to the Gold Line Foothill extension project,” said Torres. “The second phase of the extension project from Azusa to Montclair will reduce traffic on the 210 and 10 Freeways and improve public transportation options for thousands of residents in the Inland Empire. CalSTA has missed an important opportunity to invest in public transportation and fund this promising project, which ultimately will reduce greenhouse gases and ease congestion in Southern California.”