The Metro’s new Gold Line opened Saturday, March 5, 2016, with thousands riding it the first day through the San Gabriel Valley from Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa. The Gold Line extension is 11.5 miles long, it cost one billion dollars, funded by Measure R. Measure R, with its half-cent sales tax rate, was approved in 2008 for transportation projects. It was reported in the L.A. Times that a one-way ride from Azusa to Union Station will cost $1.75 and take approximately 49 minutes.
With its 11.5 mile extension, the Gold Line is now 31 miles long and Los Angele County’s longest rail line. It was reported that about 3500 people each hour rode the new Gold Line this past Saturday. The only complaint heard was it should have been built years sooner.
It is anticipated that this gold Line extension will save commuters much time, money in transportation expenses and help free up the crowded 210 Freeway.
There are safety concerns, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been hit by many claims and suits, including for its trains crashing into cars, trucks, pedestrians and one of our own cases, where our client was severely injured when a train car left the station as our client was attempting to board the train. Our client was severely injured, suffering a partial leg amputation and a Los Angeles jury awarded a multi million dollar judgment for our client.
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