Houston Adding New Bus Shelters

Metro plans to add 2,000 new shelters at bus stations in the next five years.

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November 12, 2023, 7:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


Workers in yellow safety vests installing a bus station shelter in Houston, Texas.

Houston Metro / Bus shelter

The Houston area Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) is adding hundreds of new bus shelters to its stations, according to an article in Mass Transit.

“Houston Metro’s facilities maintenance department will install 30 shelters each month, 400 per year, with a goal of 2,000 within the next five years.” Bus shelters provide transit riders with protection from sun and rain, both of which Houston commuters experience regularly in the city’s subtropical climate.

Metro says they will prioritize shelter installation based on a stop’s daily boardings, access to communities with high number of people living with disabilities, significant activity centers such as hospitals, and connections to other Metro lines. “The first installations will focus on stops without shelters and then move on to replacing older shelters later in the process.”

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