The objective of the Bus Stop Improvements Program is to bring all Transfort bus stops into Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance so that transit is accessible and comfortable to people of all abilities and ages. Transfort’s Bus Stop Design Standards and Guidelines, adopted by City Council in 2015, is the guiding document for establishing ADA bus stops and accessible connections. Dedicated funding for ADA upgrades became available starting in 2016. The goal is for all Transfort bus stops to be ADA compliant by 2026.
Bus stop upgrades will be funded through a combination of a Federal Transit Agency (FTA) grant and local CCIP funds. The grant will enable Transfort to upgrade approximately 90 bus stops in 2019 through 2021. Additionally, bus stop amenities, including shelters and benches will be acquired with this grant and installed starting in 2021.
Planned and completed upgrades for 2019 and 2020 are included in the list below. Notifications will be sent to properties adjacent to planned upgrades. As we move through the schedule this year, it may be necessary to temporarily move stops, close sidewalk sections, and do landscaping work. 2021 work will focus on restoring and repairing pads that already exist. Additionally, door hanger notices will also be distributed in advance of the work. If you have any questions or concerns contact Kaley Zeisel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority is given to stops meeting certain considerations such as, but not limited to:
Sometimes certain stops may move up or down on the prioritization list for various reasons such as right-of-way challenges or to coordinate with other capital projects.
Note: Due to the funding source in 2019 and 2020, Transfort was only able to upgrade stops in the City's right-of-way.
If you have any questions about the program or a specific project, please contact Kaley Zeisel at email@example.com