East LA College gets a transit center upgrade

Grand opening of East L.A. College Transit Center. Photo by Michael Richmai/Metro

Grand opening of East L.A. College Transit Center. Photo by Michael Richmai/Metro

Metro yesterday participated in the opening ceremony of the East L.A. College Transit Center in Monterey Park. The new center will provide students with improved access to buses, making travel to campus easier and safer since bus boardings no longer need occur in mixed traffic. A new transit information kiosk also will display schedules and other information for the various bus lines that serve the immediate area — including Metro, Montebello Bus Lines and the City of Monterey Park Spirit — as well as the Metro Gold Line a few blocks away.

Metro partially funded the project with $150,000 through a Call for Projects and local match. While this project may seem small, it has the potential to affect as many as 2,000 riders a day who have been boarding buses at nearby Metro stops.

2 replies

  1. This is good news. I hope Metro to move the eastern terminus of Metro Rapid 720 to the new transit center. Another reason is that Line 720 can sere directly to the Gold Line passenger without having to make another transfer.

    In a separate matter, will the Line 770 stop at this transit center?

  2. Too bad this came years after the Metro 30 & 31 were cancelled. This center would have served a great deal for those and other lines.
    Making it a great transit hub in monterey park.