The ribbon cutting was held this morning for the new El Monte Station — and it's certainly an impressive building. “Has anyone ever seen a more beautiful bus facility?,” asked Metro CEO Art Leahy.
Riders will get a chance to answer that question on Sunday when the station opens to the public. I'm looking forward to hearing taxpayer reactions!
County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Gloria Molina served as master of ceremonies and offered some brief remarks. “The passenger experience at El Monte Station has been brought into the 21st century,” she said, noting the many amenities — including real-time signage with bus information.
Here are a few photos I took with my now ancient iPhone. Those who believe in photographic integrity should note that I do use filters to make it appear that I know what I'm doing.