Bus Stops

May 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
A 2001 contract between the city of Los Angeles and CBS Decaux failed to deliver 662 shelters for bus stops. A case study in what not to do on either side of a public-private partnership follows.
KPCC
January 28, 2016, 9am PST
The tough task of removing bus stops to speed up travel times is on the table in Washington, D.C.
Borderstan
September 28, 2015, 8am PDT
The practice of consolidating bus stops—or stop thinning—is a controversial method to speed up buses. Los Angeles Metro is considering consolidation as part of its ongoing Strategic Bus Network Plan.
Streetsblog LA
February 13, 2015, 2pm PST
You, the voters, have decided: The worst bus stop in the United States is located in St. Louis, Missouri.
Streetsblog USA
May 23, 2014, 7am PDT
A controversy over the "million-dollar bus stop" in Arlington prompted one writer to examine the size and scale of bus stops. It's a cost consideration that can determine the choice, in some cases, between bus rapid transit and streetcars.
Greater Greater Washington
January 3, 2014, 5am PST
Sounds counterintuitive doesn't it? But a new study by researchers at George Mason University suggests that eliminating bus stops can drastically improve service without substantially reducing the number of riders served.
Governing
October 7, 2013, 7am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is moving forward with plans to remove buses and bus stops from Downtown Pittsburgh in an effort to decrease congestion on the streets and sidewalks. The plan is supported by the presumptive next mayor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 22, 2012, 12pm PDT
On his <em>Human Transit</em> blog, transit planner Jarrett Walker brings us images and a description of a "bus stop of the future" for the streets of Paris, designed by Marc Aurel.
Human Transit
May 17, 2012, 11am PDT
Transit rider and <em>Good</em> reporter, Alissa Walker, describes some simple solutions for making transit safer.
Good
April 8, 2012, 11am PDT
Marie Cusick reports on a community driven effort to bring bus service to a challenged neighborhood in Albany, New York.
NPR
December 18, 2011, 9am PST
An "independent urbanist" group in Indianapolis spearheaded an idea to take seats from the closing Bush Stadium minor league ballpark to be used as much-needed bus stop furniture.
The Urbanophile
July 20, 2011, 2pm PDT
Los Angeles Designer Julie Kim thinks the city is missing out on an opportunity at public transit hubs to create an environment that promotes interaction. So, Kim spruces up a bus stop with a coffee table and flowers and video records the results.
GOOD Magazine
June 27, 2010, 7am PDT
A public art project that appeared in Brisbane, Australia proposes a "priority seating area for people who want conversation" in order to encourage friendly chatter on public buses.
I (heart) Public Space
April 24, 2010, 5am PDT
Riders of San Francisco's Muni bus system often complain that the buses stop too much. Now, evidence is building that simply consolidating bus stops will help to make the buses run faster and more reliably.
Streetfilms
November 5, 2009, 6am PST
Sculptor and designer Christopher Fennell takes scrapped school buses and repurposes them into bus shelters.
The Design Blog
May 22, 2009, 12pm PDT
MIT's SENSEable City Lab is featuring a prototype of a futuristic bus stop, complete with real-time route mapping, e-ink surfaces, and estimates of your exposure to pollutants along the way.
MIT's SENSEable City Lab
May 4, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>To build a sense of community and improve long neglected but heavily used bus stops, a community group in South Los Angeles has begun creating colorful outdoor living rooms to give residents a place to sit and chat.</p>
The New York Times
April 30, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A transportation official in Toronto is hoping to convince colleagues that the system should allow advertisers to buy naming rights for transit stops in the city as a way of increasing revenue, but many remain opposed.</p>
The Ottawa Citizen