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Pomona Station

The future Pomona 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 the existing Metrolink platform, west of Garey Avenue and will be a center platform station (with tracks on either side of a single platform). Access to the Gold Line station will be from the west end and a pedestrian walkway is planned to provide circulation between the Gold Line station, Metrolink platform, and the future 980-space parking facility. Accommodations for bus, bike and pedestrian amenities will also be provided.

Once completed, five tracks will run through the city of Pomona – the freight track will be relocated to the north, the two light rail tracks will be located in the middle for the Gold Line, and the two Metrolink tracks will be relocated to the southern portion of the right of way.

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 his public art concept for the station, as well as deciding on colors and materials.

The Pomona 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

A native of Pomona Valley, Stephen Farley is an accomplished artist based in Tucson, Arizona. He has an extensive resume of community-based public art projects across the U.S. His current work includes creating varied art features at the two main light-rail stations in Downtown Phoenix. He invented a new process for translating photographs to ceramic tile called tilography, which he has used for two four-story murals at the One University Government Center in Broward County, Florida, and 18 large vertical murals at the Gardner Community Center in San Jose, California.

Stephen graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts with a B.A. in political science. He studied abroad his junior year at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Based on his preliminary design concept, Stephen was selected by the city of Pomona’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, Stephen will take his preliminary design concept and work with the SDAR Committee and Pomona community, to advance his 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 Pomona (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.

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 Pomona

Long recognized as a major center of the citrus industry, the City of Pomona was actually named after the Roman Goddess of Fruit. Today, Pomona is entering its 3rd century as one of the major cities in Southern California, having first been incorporated in 1888. From its agricultural beginnings as a prime citrus product provider, to its development as a major railway and freeway corridor, Pomona has been a quality location for people to live and work for well over one hundred years.

The city is well known as the home of the LA County Fair and California Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Pomona every year to enjoy the L. A. County Fair (at the 43-acre Pomona Fair Grounds), as well as the many annual events that take place at the fairgrounds. Today, the city prides itself on its history, diversity, community partnerships and commitment to continuous improvement in services for all residents and businesses.

Learn more:
Adobe de Palomares - http://www.pomonahistorical.org/palomares/
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona - http://www.pomonaraceway.com/
Cal Poly Pomona – http://www.csupomona.edu
City of Pomona – http://www.ci.pomona.ca.us
Los Angeles County Fairgrounds - http://www.fairplex.com/fp/  
Pomona Chamber of Commerce – http://www.pomonachamber.org
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center - http://www.pvhmc.org/
Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum - http://museum.nhra.com/
Western University of Health Sciences - http://www.westernu.edu/