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La Verne Station

The future La Verne Station is part of the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair, currently in the advanced engineering phase. The station will be located north of Arrow Highway and east of E Street, between the University of La Verne and Fairplex. The station will be a center platform station, with tracks on either side. Entrance to the station will be from both E Street and the future 600-space parking facility. Accommodations for bus, bike and pedestrian amenities will also be provided.

Over the next two years, the project will be readied for a design-build procurement. During this period, engineers are reviewing all elements of the project to refine the information needed to finalize design and build the light rail extension. In 2015-16, the city-selected station artist will be developing her public art concepts for the station, as well as deciding on colors and materials.

The La Verne station location was approved through the environmental review process, which was completed and certified in March 2013 (click here to view Final EIR). The current engineering phase will result in us knowing more details about the design for the future station and parking. Learn more about the current phase for this and other Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair stations - click here.

For more information on the artist and artwork, click here for the latest station fact sheet.

About the Artist

Blue McRight is an accomplished local artist. Some of her existing commissioned public artwork are a piece titled Luminaries for the California Dept. of Health Services in Sacramento; a light sculpture for the Port of Portland; and artwork for the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Blue attended Rhode Island School of Design and Evergreen State College. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Downtown Cultural Trust Fund Grant through the L.A. County Redevelopment Agency, a Cultural Grant from the City of Los Angeles, and two Artist Grants from the Santa Fe Arts Council in New Mexico.

Based on her preliminary design concept, Blue was selected by the city La Verne’s Station Design and Art Review (SDAR) Committee, later ratified by the city council, in 2005. As the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair continues to move from planning to reality, Blue will take her preliminary design concept and work with the SDAR Committee and La Verne community, to advance her design concept further.*

For more information on the artist and artwork, click here for the latest station fact sheet.

Funding Status

As currently planned, the majority of the $1.2 billion needed to build the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair will come from the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan, a half-cent sales tax measure (Measure M) from Los Angeles County Metro that was approved by voters in the November 2016 election.

Measure M includes construction funds to build the Foothill Gold Line to the county line in Claremont and fulfills Los Angeles County Metro’s commitment to complete the line as a top priority. The Foothill Gold Line is listed in the expenditure plan as one of the first projects to break ground under the ambitious Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan that includes 40 major highway and transit projects county-wide over the next four decades.

Click here to learn more about funding for the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair.

Future Plans

During 2006-7, the Construction Authority worked with the City of La Verne (along with all other Foothill Gold Line cities from Pasadena to Montclair) to explore their visions for integrating transit oriented developments (TOD) near the future stations. The City of La Verne had invested significant time and money to update the General Plan, collaborate with major stakeholders to finalize the University of La Verne Master Plan and participate with the Construction Authority during the 2006-7 transit-oriented development study.

With the recent economic downturn, many development plans from 2006-7 have slowed or been put on hold. The Construction Authority and city began a new dialogue through another TOD study in 2010, which revisited the earlier concepts.

Click here to learn more about the 2006 and 2010 TOD Studies.

About La Verne

Founded in 1887, La Verne is a city of more than 30,000 residents and boasts a well balanced community with a good mix of residential, commercial and industrial features. The area was for centuries home to a number of Native American tribes whose artifacts have amazed archeologists. Today La Verne is a "close knit" community that is home to many fine institutions and facilities among which include the University of La Verne (founded in 1891), Brackett Airport and an array of highly rated public and private schools. As one of the most desirable communities in metropolitan Southern California, La Verne is a progressive city that has retained much of its small town charm. Long-range planning buttressed by a strategic vision provides La Verne with outstanding services at the lowest cost. With a tradition of planning that can be traced to the 1920s, La Verne today is a leader in municipal strategic planning.

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Brackett Field Airport -
City of La Verne -
La Casa de Carrion Historical Home -
La Verne Chamber of Commerce –
Old Town La Verne -
University of La Verne –