Along with other public officials and community members, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, MTA Chairman and Metrolink Director, presided over the official groundbreaking ceremony of the new Metrolink station serving the Antelope Valley Line at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Friday, June 21. Located at San Fernando/Hollywood Way, the station will supplement and expand “plane-to-train” connectivity.
“Connecting our airports to our rail system is a top priority for the region and will increase mobility and provide faster, more seamless transit options for residents throughout Southern California,” said Antonovich who secured the funding necessary to contract the station.
“With this Bob Hope Airport Metrolink station, residents of the Santa Clarita, Antelope and North San Fernando Valleys will have convenient and economical Metrolink rail service to the national air travel and local employment opportunities available at, and around this regional airport,” Antonovich added.
Also in attendance were Glendale City Councilmen Ara Najarian and Frank Quintero, MTA and Metrolink Director Richard Katz, Pasadena City Mayor Bill Bogaard, Highland City Mayor Larry McCallon, Huntington Park Mayor Rosa Perez, Burbank City Councilmen Gary Bric and Jess Talamantes, Santa Clarita City Councilmember Marsha McLean, and Downey City Councilman Luis Marquez.