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El Monte Busway and Transit Pavilion

El Monte, California

The El Monte Busway and Transit Center provides a new bus transit center and busway access to the I-10 freeway for the LA Metro. The two-level bus terminal features transit retail stores, surface parking, and a passenger service center. The LEED Gold, $50.0 million transit project replaces the existing busway and provides an enhanced experience for 40,000 daily commuters of the Foothill Transit System, Greyhound Bus, and Metro bus systems.

The design-build team was tasked with constructing the project on a “postage stamp”-sized site while operations were maintained at the temporary bus station, supporting three transit agencies and daily rider volumes. At the groundbreaking, Metro Board Member Gloria Molina challenged the KPRS-Gensler design-build team to: “Build us a successful project.” Despite unforeseen subsurface conditions, County Supervisor Molina acknowledged that the team had indeed accomplished this goal at the opening ceremonies.