Cal State LA (officially Cal State Los Angeles) is a Metrolink station serving the San Bernardino Line and also a station for the Metro Silver Line and other bus rapid transit services which run on the El Monte Busway. Local bus services operate from outside the station. The Silver Line station is heavily used by Cal State LA students. With the "Silver 2 Silver" program, patrons who have Metro passes can use the Foothill Transit's Silver Streak bus between Downtown Los Angeles and El Monte Station at no additional charge. Similarly, Foothill Transit Silver Streak riders may use their passes on the Metro Silver Line between El Monte Station and Downtown Los Angeles.
Just west of this station the transitway lanes "crossover" (the westbound lanes are south of the eastbound lanes), and they stay that way until the end near Union Station, and just east of this station the transitway moves off the separate right of way and move into the middle of Interstate 10.
Metro Silver Line stops on the Silver Line platforms. The station is split into two platforms. One platform is for the eastbound Metro Silver Line buses and the other one is for westbound Silver Line buses. All transitway buses stop at the same Silver Line platforms.