Yesterday, a Metro board committee signed off on a big new redesign of Union Station (which preserves the historic building, natch)--the recommended plan adds a new main passenger concourse running east/west, perpendicular to the station (which should free up the station itself for other, non-transit uses), and relocates the Patsaouras Bus Plaza to run north/south (to make for better connections to other kinds of transit). (Here are the four different plans that were considered.) The full board will vote on that plan next week and after that Metro "will move into development of the final master plan. This includes studies on implementation strategies, governance, financing and phasing," according to a press release. The plan is long-term and doesn't include final designs; it's unclear how long it'll be before any of this actually happens.
· Revealed: 4 Concepts For Major Union Station Makeover [Curbed LA]