In Los Angeles, the Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) is responsible for overseeing and managing the L.A. bus shelter program with Outfront/JCDecaux, and they have recently added a new amenity for riders who use North Hollywood Station — a permanent sink and hydration station. After one month in operation, the newly installed sink+hydration station has been working well and has received many positive reviews from users.
The sink was added through a public private partnership between the city of Los Angeles, StreetsLA, the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and Outfront/JCDecaux. It’s certainly welcome given the pandemic and heat wave.
The amenities are located next to an existing Outfront/JCDecaux public toilet and smart bus shelter, which includes a USB charging port, free Wi-Fi and Metro real-time bus arrival information display.
Outfront/JCDecaux is responsible for the design and ongoing operational costs of the new station, while the capital portion of the project was funded by StreetsLA. A second location is also being tested in Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.