The Cesar Chavez Bus Stop Improvements project, funded by an FTA Ladders of Opportunity grant, will add amenities at four 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.
Project design is complete. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2019 and is expected to be completed in early 2020.
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 now a discharge-only bus stop will remain as-is with connection information for patrons.
- 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
The underpass is no longer included in the project scope.