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Richard Moya Bus Plaza opens

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Tai Moses

Photo courtesy of the Austin Transportation Department

A former truck parking lot at the intersection of East Fifth Street, Cesar Chavez Street and Shady Lane has been transformed into a multimodal transportation hub. According to the Transportation Department, the new Richard Moya Bus Plaza in East Austin “links four Capital Metro routes with nine Capital Area Rural Transportation System routes, provides access to Capital Metro’s bike-sharing service MetroBike, offers paratransit services and connects riders with Capital Metro’s on-demand service called Pickup.” The bus plaza is named for Richard Moya, the first Mexican American elected to public office in Travis County. Moya served as county commissioner from 1970-1986 and was the founder of CARTS as well as its first board chair. The new bus plaza features native landscaping, rain gardens and a “new indoor facility for transit riders to enjoy while waiting.”

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