The HLA Group provided site design services for four intermodal facilities as part of Sacramento Regional Transit’s South Sacramento Corridor Phase 2 Light Rail Extension. Graphical simulation of three different designs were presented to the community, Regional transit, and other stakeholders for review and comment. This interactive and participatory process resulted in the selection of one design to be implemented for all stations. Additionally, public artwork was coordinated with the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and incorporated into the site design.
Morrison Creek Light Rail Station
Located within a future planned mixed-use development, the station provides for safe and efficient transfers to light rail by bus patrons, pedestrians, drop-off patrons, and users of the included 50 stall park and ride lot. The compact site led to an innovative approach that combines bus and vehicular circulation, while allowing the efficient movement of both.
Franklin Light Rail Station
Located at the confluence of major bus routes, bikeways, and pedestrian connections to adjacent residential neighborhoods, this station represents the gold standard of multi-modal transit facilities. Improvements for the station include a 650-stall park and ride lot, four-berth bus transfer area, and light rail platform. The HLA Group worked with the City, stakeholders, and regional transit to carefully integrate programming requirements and approve traffic standard variations that were crucial to maximizing the potential of the lot, while ensuring safe and efficient traffic patterns. Low impact design principles minimize stormwater runoff and increase user safety as a visual and physical barrier between the park and ride lot and the light rail tracks.
Center Parkway Light Rail Station
This urban station serves local neighborhoods, an adjacent community college, and local bus routes. Existing bus pull-outs have been relocated to facilitate access to the station and mitigate safety concerns by directing pedestrians to signalized street crossings. The HLA Group worked extensively with the City of Sacramento, Regional Transit, sanitation districts, and local community members to resolve existing underground utility maintenance concerns while creating an attractive and usable urban plaza.