OP-ED: If you want a cheap ride to school, you’ll have to pay for it

In August 2010, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (GLCA) made a landmark decision to open a bid to a public/private investment in the extension of the Gold Line rail to Azusa. This new hybrid business model allowed private contractors to work with a public entity on a major transportation system – one that would cost well over $450 million.