As part of the El Monte Station reconstruction project, all bus service will be moved from the existing bus terminal to a new temporary terminal beginning Sunday, September 12. The new temporary terminal includes 20 bus bays and is located near the intersection of Santa Anita and Ramona.
The temporary terminal will be used for the duration of the construction process, which is estimated to last approximately 20 months. All bus service currently serving the El Monte Station will continue to operate using the new temporary terminal.
Customers should also be aware that beginning at 11 p.m. on Friday, September 10, the El Monte Station parking structure at the rear of the property, and the adjacent parking lot, will be closed throughout construction. Parking will be available to the north and south of the temporary bus terminal, including a recently added parking lot.
The $45 million El Monte Station construction project is part of the Congestion Reduction Demonstration Program know as ExpressLanes and is funded by a $210 million federal grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Metro and Caltrans District 7, along with Foothill Transit, Gardena Transit, The Los Angeles Department of Transportation, MetroLink and Torrance Transit are partnering in a one-year demonstrration project during which existing carpool lanes on the I-10 El Monte Busway and the I-110 Harbor Transitway will be converted to High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes called ExpressLanes.
The current El Monte Station will be torn down and replaced with a new two-level public bus and terminal station twice the size of the current facility to accommodate an increase is bus service as part of the ExpressLanes project.
The new El Monte Station will include more bus bays, green technology, a large public plaza, a bike station, and a modern regional transit store. The station is being expanded to serve approximately 40,000 patrons daily that use Metro, Foothill Transit, Greyhound, El Monte Transit and Metrolink Shuttle services.
For more information about the El Monte Station project the public can visit Metro’s web site at http://www.metro.net/elmonte