The Richard Moya Eastside Bus Plaza is the new combined bus transfer station for the Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) and Capital Metro, bringing in people from Bastrop, Burnet, Blanco, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, and Lee counties into Austin.
The goal of this project was to develop a hub for transportation and an enjoyable space for travelers and the surrounding community to use and enjoy. The site was previously an empty and flat, used as parking a lot for large trucks, and devoid of any ecological health. Through the design process, the team transformed this empty space into a vibrant ecological hub for people and wildlife, one that echoes the ecological history of the central Texas Blackland Prairie. CARTS is now SITES Silver Certified, and one of the first SITES Pre-Certified projects in Austin.