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Foothill Gold Line Board Unanimous on 2015 Leadership

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Government Foothill Gold Line Board Unanimous on 2015 Leadership Published on Monday, December 22, 2014 | 11:00 am Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy At their December meeting, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) Board of Directors voted unanimously to re-elect Glendora City Councilman Doug Tessitor as Chairman, and Claremont City Councilman Sam Pedroza as Vice Chairman, of the nine-member Foothill Gold Line board of directors.This is a labor of love for Sam and I,” commented Chairman Tessitor after the board’s unanimous vote and Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard thanked the two board members for their leadership and continued dedication to the project.Vice Chairman Pedroza added, “This is a beloved project in the San Gabriel Valley and in my city of Claremont and a very exciting project for an elected official to work on.”The continued leadership of Chairman Tessitor and Vice Chairman Pedroza comes at a time when the Construction Authority is completing construction on the next 11.5-mile segment of the project from Pasadena to Azusa. The six station extension broke ground in June 2010 and is on schedule to be completed in late-September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for pre-revenue service.The Construction Authority is also overseeing the final planning and design for the next 12.3-mile segment of the line, from Azusa to Montclair. The agency is currently undergoing advanced engineering for the six station extension, and is preparing the project for ground breaking in 2017. Construction funding for this segment of the light rail line is being sought at this time.The Foothill Gold Line board is made up of elected and appointed representatives from throughout the project corridor, including representatives from the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Duarte, Glendora, Claremont and Ontario. Representatives of the Governor and the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) also sit on the board as non-voting members.About the Foothill Gold Line – Planning, design and construction of the Foothill Gold Line light rail system is overseen by the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, an independent transportation planning and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature. The agency completed the first segment of the line – Los Angeles to Pasadena – in 2003 on time and under budget. The second phase of the project is planned in two segments – Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair. The Pasadena to Azusa segment is fully funded by Los Angeles County’s Measure R and is on budget and on schedule to be completed in late-September 2015 when it will be turned over to Metro for pre-revenue service. Metro will determine when passenger service begins on the line. The Azusa to Montclair segment is currently undergoing advanced conceptual engineering, and will be shovel-ready in 2017. The Construction Authority is currently seeking approximately $1 billion to construct the Azusa to Montclair segment.To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribelast_img read more


Trump Cheers Record Jobs Numbers

first_img(Washington, DC) — President Trump is cheering the latest record-setting jobs report, calling it “spectacular news.” Four-point-eight million jobs were restored in June and the unemployment rate fell to eleven-point-one percent. It was 13-point-three percent in May. Trump told reporters that the new figures shattered expectations and argued that the U.S. economy is roaring back. He noted that consumer confidence is on the rise and said the U.S. stock market is soaring. Trump also said 80% of small businesses are back open.Trump repeated a prediction that next year will be an incredible year. The economy was devastated by the coronavirus outbreak and the virus is surging again in more than a dozen states. Trump said the coronavirus “hot spots” will be tamped down quickly. “Today’s announcement proves that our economy is roaring back,” Trump said, rattling off different sectors that saw job gains according to the monthly report. “These are historic numbers.”Thursday’s report, Trump said, “suggests that workers are confident about finding a new job.” He added, though, that the White House and Congress continue to negotiate on another round of stimulus, frequently called “Phase 4,” to help the economy withstand a pandemic now in its fourth month.last_img read more


Mikel Confirmed for Rio Olympics

first_imgChelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi will feature at the Rio Olympics after initial fears he will not, according to Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia.Siasia himself had raised fears over the availability of the Chelsea midfielder as one of the over-aged players for the Olympics in August.But he has now confirmed Mikel will feature in Rio in August.“Mikel has confirmed his availability,” Siasia disclosed. “We have some other players who have promised to join us and they have shown commitment like Wilfred Ndidi, who has assured us that he will join us in America.“Other players who will be available are goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and Kenneth Omeruo. These are the players who are confirmed for now.”This should be some cheering news for Siasia, who will be without several players not released by their foreign clubs.Siasia is however disappointed that after Alex Iwobi and his father failed to keep the promises they made to him over the Arsenal forward’s participation at the Rio Olympics.“Alex Iwobi is not coming. I tried to call his father, but he wasn’t picking my calls. He used to call me frequently when he wanted his son to play for the country, but now that we need his son for the Olympics football tournament, he is not picking my calls,” lamented Siasia.“But there is no problem, Alex remains my boy, I love him like my own son, but I am just disappointed that he and his father couldn’t keep the promises they made to me.”Incidentally, the 20-year-old Iwobi first trained with Siasia’s Under-23s before he changed his international allegiance from England to make his debut for the Super Eagles last year.Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Watford striker Odion Ighalo and Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City opted out of the tournament after their clubs blocked them as the Rio2016 football tournament is not on the FIFA calendar.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more