The Cesar Chavez Bus Stop Improvements project, funded by an FTA Ladders of Opportunity grant, will add amenities at five locations near Union Station on Cesar E Chavez Avenue between Alameda Street and Vignes Street to help improve the ridership experience and strengthen connections to other modes of transit throughout the area.
The design for Sites 1-5 of the project is complete. The design of Site 6 is in progress. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2019 and is expected to be completed in early 2020 for all sites.
Project Improvement Sites
Cesar E. Chavez Ave Bus Stop Improvements Site Map. View larger version.
Draft rendering showing transit pavilion design looking west towards Cesar E. Chavez Ave/ Vignes St. intersection.
Draft rendering showing southwest view of transit pavilion design.
Site 1: New Transit Pavilion and Bicycle Amenities
Metro owns a rectangular parcel of land on the southeast corner of Cesar E. Chavez Ave/Vignes St. where a transit pavilion to shelter transit riders, real time and static transit information, lighting, bicycle amenities, enhanced drought tolerant landscaping, and rainwater catchment will be added. The transit pavilion will house innovative sustainability features that will create a self-sufficient and energy generating site. The shelter structures will be fitted with photo voltaic solar panels, and a path along the pavement will incorporate piezoelectric tiles that generate energy when stepped on.
- Location: Southeast corner of Cesar E. Chavez Ave/Vignes St
Site 2: Connecting Path
The shelter and real time signage on Site 2, now a discharge-only bus stop, have been moved across the street to Site 1 to serve passengers in the interim. Site 2 will continue to function as a connecting path for riders transferring to and from Patsaouras Bus Plaza and Union Station beyond.
- Location: Southwest corner of Cesar E. Chavez Ave/Vignes St
Sites 3, 4 & 5: New Bus Shelters
Bus shelters, trash cans and benches will be replaced in coordination with the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services.
- Northwest corner of Cesar E. Chavez Ave/Vignes St
- Northeast corner of Cesar E. Chavez Ave/Alameda St
- Southeast corner of Cesar E. Chavez Ave/Alameda St
Site 6: Underpass Improvements
Pedestrian lighting in the underpass below the train tracks entering Union Station will be improved to enhance security and walkability and improve connectivity for passengers. Metro is coordinating with the City of Los Angeles to explore options for this lighting.
- Location: Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Underpass between Alameda St. and Vignes St.