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.