The Richard Moya Eastside Bus Plaza will be 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.
It is one of the first SITES Pre-Certified projects in Austin, and soon to be SITES Certified Silver. The goal of the project is to develop a place that is a hub for transportation and an enjoyable space that travelers and the surrounding community can use and enjoy. The existing site is an empty flat lot, previously used as a parking lot for large trucks, devoid of any ecological health. Through the design process the team is transforming this empty lot into a vibrant ecological hub for people and wildlife, one that echoes the ecological history of the central Texas Blackland Prairie. While the existing site is flat, our design has added a series of topographic features to capture stormwater and reuse excavated fill generated during construction. The series of rain gardens will have boardwalks over them to allow for people to interact with the collected water.