(SACRAMENTO)- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, this week, introduced Assembly Bill 2417 to add one additional seat to the Metro Foothill Construction Authority for representation from the City of Montclair.
“The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority and the public transit system it builds have changed dramatically over several decades. The train is rolling forward and it’s now time to update the membership of the Authority to reflect the communities it is serving and building new public transit options in. I am excited by the progress made by the Authority on extending the Metro Gold Line into Montclair and look forward to continue supporting its efforts.”
Mayor of Montclair Paul Eaton said the following in support of Assembly Bill 2417.
“Proposing voting representation for Montclair on the Foothill Gold Line Extension Construction Authority Board is a logical, next-step to regionalization of transit service. Without a voting voice on the Construction Authority, San Bernardino County would remain as an observer of regional transit policy development, not an active participant. Assembly Bill 2417 gives San Bernardino County a significant opportunity to promote public transit service as a vital tool to address highway congestion, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and regional access to essential programs and services.”
Assemblymember Rodriguez (Twitter) represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana. He is Chair of The Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security.