Construction of the US$129 million modernization project at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station has been completed and celebrated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro). An extended platform for A Line (Blue) trains, an expanded mezzanine to expedite transfers between the A and C (Green) Lines, digital signs with real-time transit information, a new southern at-grade pedestrian crossing, enhanced security systems, and renovated stairs and elevators were among the enhancements. These enhancements help one of Los Angeles County’s most underprivileged populations. The Federal Transit Administration awarded L.A. Metro a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant for the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Master Plan implementation.
The nationwide competitive grant program supports job creation by investing in transportation infrastructure through local governments and transit organizations such as L.A. Metro. Additionally at the Los Angeles Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station, a new public plaza, the Rosa Parks Customer Center, Transit Security, and Transit Court, a full-service Mobility Hub, wayfinding and signage upgrades, a new pick-up and drop-off zone, nine new regional and local bus bays, a new protected bike lane, a modernized park-and-ride lot with new electric vehicle charging stations, and a pedestrian promenade connecting busy Wilmington Avenue to the station are among the other station enhancements. Two new site-specific artworks now celebrate the area’s heritage while also providing a welcoming transportation experience for the Wilmington and South L.A. neighborhoods.
Commentary on the Los Angeles Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station
“This transit hub has been converted by Metro into a secure, easy-to-navigate, and comfortable facility that has become the pride of this town. We will continue to invest in transit facilities as part of our State of Good Repair Program, which directly benefits communities in need of improvements, as well as our regular customers who rely on our services every day for work, medical services, education, shopping, and entertainment “Hilda L. Solis, Chair of the Los Angeles Metro Board of Directors and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.