Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials Monday announced the completion of the Chavez Bus Stop Improvements Project, which upgraded the transit pavilion.
The Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion is located on the southeast corner of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Vignes Street adjacent to the east portal entrance to Union Station. The corner is the second-most active bus stop in the Union Station campus, Metro officials said.
“Metro’s bus riders deserve a state-of-the-art system, designed to ease traffic, cut emissions and get Angelenos where they need to go,” Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti said. “The Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion builds on our historic investments in public transit with new features that will turn one of our most popular transit hubs into a model of convenience and sustainability.”
The pavilion now includes bus shelters, a bikeshare station and its features “showcase environmental stewardship,” Metro stated.
The Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion is a popular stop for riders on several Metro bus lines, which — combined — serve an average of 6,000 daily boarding passengers. Metro lines servicing the new transit pavilion include Lines 68, 70, 71, 78, 79, 378 and 770, the agency stated.
“Metro is heavily focused on improving all aspects of our bus system, from speeding up buses to improving conditions at our stops,” Metro CEO Phillip Washington said. “The Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion will greatly improve the customer experience on some of Metro’s busiest bus lines.”
The nearly $4 million project was funded in part through the Federal Transportation Administration’s “Ladders of Opportunity” grant, and Metro installed solar panels on top the structure and installed native, drought-tolerant landscaping and a storm water capture system.
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