Topic : bus stops

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Caution When Passing Other Buses In 'The Zone'

| March 9, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to view a video that captured what could have been a fatal pedestrian knockdown if contact had occurred. A bus overtaking another bus positioned in the bus stop zone occurs routinely and usually without incident, but if not performed correctly, this type of situation can end with catastrophic results.

Where is the 'Sorriest Bus Stop' in America?

Management & Operations| February 20, 2015

All contenders bore witness to a transportation system where no expense is spared to save highway commuters a few moments, but basic amenities for transit are seen as optional.

Bus| October 7, 2014

Woman struck, killed by SUV at Minneapolis bus stop

Witnesses of the crash say the woman driving the SUV that hit the shelter was backing out of a McDonald’s parking lot, accelerated, hit a parked car, careened off a tree and then crashed into the bus shelter.
Bus| May 8, 2014

No more 'million dollar bus stops' in Arlington, Va.

The County Manager launched a comprehensive review of the project last year after declaring that the Walter Reed station, formerly called a “Super Stop,” had cost too much and taken too long to build and had some functional problems, including poor weather protection.
Bus| January 16, 2014

N.Y. to get musical bus stops

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. plans to install “listening stations” at stops on the MTA’s elevated subway line in the Bronx to honor the borough’s rich musical history.
Accessibility| November 25, 2013

Illinois transit to make bus stops more accessible

Springfield MTD is beginning work to make 14 bus stops more accessible to people in wheelchairs. All of the stops will be equipped with a concrete pad and a shelter.
Bus| August 19, 2013

San Francisco Proposal Allows Muni, Private Carriers to Share Stops

By creating a pre-approved network of shared bus stops, SFMTA would be allowed to prevent private carriers from using Muni stops that have high frequencies, as well as those that are simply not long enough to share without creating additional traffic congestion.
Bus| May 20, 2013

IndyGo recycles stadium seats for bus stops

In partnership with Ecolaborative, Indianapolis Fabrications and Recycle Force, PUP is facilitating the refurbishment of the stadium seats, while a strategic relationship with IndyGo is bringing the rehabbed stand-alone benches to bus stops around Indianapolis.
University| May 6, 2013

Central Ohio transit removing campus stops

Will remove 71 bus stops, including three close to Ohio State University. The move is part of the agency’s Bus Stop Service Improvement Project. The project evaluated COTA bus stops and the spacing between them to improve efficiency.
Management & Operations| March 13, 2013

Best bus stop ever!

Qualcomm recently attempted to break up the montony of waiting for a bus by switching out the bus schedule on the wall for a URL. Visitors were encouraged to participate and immediately got more than they bargained for.

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