La Verne

City of

Transportation

FREEWAYS

Access to the I-210 (Foothill Freeway), just east of the 57 Freeway
The I-210 goes through La Verne in the northwest with exits at Foothill Ave. and Fruit St. Access to Interstate 10
The I-10 (San Bernardino) freeway is a mile south of La Verne's southern border at McKinley and Fairplex Drive. 

RAIL

Metrolink La Verne commuters can travel to downtown Los Angeles on the new Metrolink line which offers round-trip train service Monday through Saturday. The closest station is at 205 Santa Fe Street (off of Garey, south of Bonita) in Pomona. Discounts are available for seniors, students and off-peak travel. For information and schedules, call 800-371-LINK (800-371-5465). Amtrak travelers can make connections at Union Station in Los Angeles. Visit their website at http://www.metrolinktrains.com/

Amtrak
2701 North Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
(800) 872-7245
http://www.amtrak.com/
 
Metro Gold Line
The Metro Gold Line Construction Authority was formed in 1999 to design and build a light rail line from Los Angeles to Montclair. The first phase of the project was fully funded with state and local money at the beginning of construction and was completed on time and under budget. The first phase connects the cities of Los Angeles, South Pasadena and Pasadena. The Metro Gold Line links commuters to the regional transportation network at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and opened to the public on July 26, 2003. More than 150,000 riders boarded Metro Gold Line trains during its first weekend of operation.
 
The Foothill Extension of the Metro Gold Line will continue to the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. A trip from Montclair to downtown Pasadena would take a little over 40 minutes and further to Los Angeles would take approximately 75 minutes. Light rail will assist with the planning goals of redistributing growth and strengthening established downtowns in the foothill communities. It will offer shorter commuting trips, increased energy savings (estimated 1.5 million gallons of gasoline each year) and reduced levels of pollution (estimated 4 tons of carbon monoxide).
 
In June, the Los Angeles County Metro Board of Directors approved the Funding Agreement (FA) and Master Cooperative Agreement (MCA) for the Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair – making the project the first Measure M rail project to move forward.

The 12.3-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line system, will include six new stations, including one in the City of La Verne (see artist rendering below). The FA and MCA lay the framework for $1.4 billion to be available to complete the Los Angeles County portion of the project (from Glendora to Claremont), and the roles and responsibilities of the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) and Metro as partners to complete the line in the coming years. The Construction Authority continues to work with San Bernardino County to fully fund the portion of the project from Claremont to Montclair.

La Verne Metro Gold Line Station Rendering

The Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair broke ground in December 2017. The first few years of the project is being spent relocating utilities along the 12.3-mile rail corridor and hiring the design-build team to build the $1.5 billion, six-station project. 

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (the agency responsible for overseeing the project) is currently underway with a multi-step, competitive process to hire the design-build team. Already, the initial seven interested teams have been narrowed to the four most qualified. These four will propose on the project, and the team providing the best value will be hired (the contract award is anticipated in October 2018). The winning bidder will spend the first year finalizing the engineering drawings and preparing a construction schedule. Major construction is expected to begin in 2020 and take six years.

Major changes expected in the city of La Verne will include a new light rail station and parking facility located north of Arrow Highway and east of E Street, between the University of La Verne and the Pomona Fairplex. As part of the project, permanent changes will include: safety enhancements at all street crossings (raised medians, red curbing and turn restrictions within 100 feet of the rail corridor), the existing freight track will be relocated to the northern half of the rail corridor, new fencing and walls along the entire rail corridor, and new overhead lines to power the more than 200 Gold Line trains anticipated to run daily. Additionally, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority is coordinating with city of La Verne and California Public Utilities Commission to identify the best configuration for the White Avenue rail crossing (more information will be known in the coming months). Freight and Metrolink tracks will remain at-grade (street level) through the city of La Verne.

For more information go to http://www.foothillgoldline.org

 

 
AIRPORTS

Ontario International Airport. Commercial flights on major airlines are 10 miles away at Ontario Airport, Airport Drive at Archibald Avenue (Archibald Exit on the 10 freeway). Call individual airlines for flight information. Find more information at the website http://www.flyontario.com

Brackett Airport. Privately owned planes can utilize Brackett Airport, a Los Angeles County airport located at 1615 McKinley Avenue west of the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds on Fairplex Drive. Their number is (909) 593-1395.
 
BUS AND VAN SERVICE

Foothill Transit. This company provides bus service for the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. It is a component of the METRO system, the region's integrated transportation system. Lines traverse Foothill Boulevard and Bonita Avenue to points outside the city. For routes and schedules, call 1-800-RIDEINFO or 1-800-COMMUTE or visit their website at http://www.foothilltransit.org/

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
1 Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
https://www.metro.net
 
Area Information for La Verne (909) 620-1871
 
Get-About Service. The Pomona Valley Transportation Authority provides van service for the handicapped and residents over 60 years old who need transportation to shopping centers, medical appointments and similar trips. Their office number is (909) 621-9900.
http://www.pvtrans.org/
 
Van Shuttle Service. Two shuttles purchased by the city are available for use by residents. A free University of La Verne shuttle travels on weekdays between the university located in downtown La Verne, and a child care center at the Fairplex in Pomona. Call (909) 593-3511, Ext. 4950 for information.
 
A van available to seniors over 60 operates from Brethren Hillcrest Homes located on Magnolia Avenue north of 5th Street. Reservations are necessary; call (909) 593-4917.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION

City Transit Store. La Verne's Parks and Community Service Office provides transportation information and sells transit passes. For more information, call (909) 596-8700 Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Information Kiosk. A transit information kiosk is located in a pocket park at the south east corner of D Street and Bonita Avenue in downtown La Verne. The kiosk contains a full color transit map and informational brochures, as well as plaques commemorating transportation in La Verne's history.