- Stephanie Mkhlian
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Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden responds to the California State Transportation Agency’s Cycle 6 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) award announcement.
“The news that the Metro Foothill Gold Line will not be considered for funding is disappointing but the advocacy for the completion of the Gold Line continues,” said Assemblymember Holden. "We have seen how the Gold Line has transformed the communities of the San Gabriel Valley and we hope those benefits will continue to be extended to more residents and visitors in our region as the Gold Line connects more communities from Azusa to San Bernardino County. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature, the Governor, CalSTA, Metro, the Gold Line Authority and other regional stakeholders to find a way to deliver on this promise of equitable transit throughout our foothill communities. Together, we will get this done.”
For over 30 years, Holden has been a lead advocate for planning and funding the Gold Line and creating regional partnerships to support the extensions to more communities. In his career, Assemblymember Holden served on the Pasadena Light Rail Alignment Task Force established in 1985 to identify the light rail route alternatives in Pasadena. He is a former board president of the Burbank- Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority, where he served as a commissioner for 20 years.
Holden is currently chair of the Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions. This committee explores solutions to improve multi-modal interconnectivity between communities, establish sustainable transportation infrastructure, and relieve traffic congestion.