The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has completed the agency’s Cesar Chavez Bus Stop Improvements Project that creates a new state-of-the-art transit pavilion as part of the near-term recommendations of Metro’s Union Station Master Plan.
The Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion opened to the public on Oct. 19 and 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 reportedly the second most active bus stop in the Union Station campus.
The transit pavilion will service riders on several Metro bus lines, which combined total 6,000 daily boarding passengers. The project will improve the customer experience and the safety of riders with bus shelters, a bikeshare station, and innovative sustainability features.
The $3.995-million project was funded in part by a Federal Transit Administration Ladders of Opportunity Grant. Metro funding included sustainability elements such as solar panels built into shade structures along with the integration of native, drought-tolerant landscaping and a storm water capture system. Construction on the project started in December 2019.
Watch a video of the new Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion.