Bus Shelters

Pulse bus rapid transit station with blue bus pulled in in Richmond, Virginia

Richmond Transit to Add Bus Stop Benches, Shelters

The region’s transit agency plans to install new benches and shelters at as many as 75 percent of bus stops systemwide.

October 19, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

Sidewalk bus stop with bench and no shade in Los Angeles, California

L.A. Bus Stops Offer No Relief From Searing Temperatures

As heat waves intensify, bus riders in Los Angeles are forced to wait at bus stops that offer little shade or seating, putting vulnerable residents at risk of heat stroke and other health impacts.

September 13, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

Bus Stop

Federal Infrastructure Funding a Rare Opportunity to Improve the Nation’s Bus Shelters

Transit systems faced with decreasing ridership could accommodate access to the most widely available form of transit by building bus shelters. The federal infrastructure bill provides a big opportunity to do so.

May 9, 2022 - The Washington Post

Bus Stop and Bike Lane

As Heat Waves Become More Common, Bus Shelters Are Needed to Keep Transit Riders Onboard

As climate change brings prolonged, intense heat waves to cities once associated with rain and cold weather will have to attend to the lack of shelter provided to bus and transit riders.

August 30, 2021 - The Seattle Times

People boarding bus at LA Metro Bus Stop, Alvarado Street, Los Angeles

Where to Preview L.A.'s New Bus Shelters

Angelenos can try out the new designs at six locations this summer, with the full program set to launch in 2022.

July 29, 2021 - Urbanize LA

IndyGo Enhanced Bus Stop

Indianapolis to Upgrade Bus Stops to 'Super Stops'

Downtown Indianapolis bus stops are getting a makeover with enhancements that prioritize buses and improve rider safety.

December 17, 2020 - The Indianapolis Star

Bus Stop

What $454 Million in Bus Facility Funding Pays for in the United States

Spoiler alert: not much.

February 4, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

Bus Stop and Bike Lane

Transit Shelter Modernization Plan on the Shelf in Seattle

Transit advocates thought a public-private partnership to modernize transit shelters and enhance the public realm was a done deal.

August 24, 2018 - The Urbanist

Bus Stop Bus Shelter

It's Bus Shelters or Wi-Fi in Miami, But Not Both

The company that pays to build and maintain bus shelters in Miami-Dade County isn't happy about plans to bring in another company to build wi-fi kiosks at transit stops.

November 5, 2017 - Miami Herald

Bus Stop

Failed Public-Private Partnership Leaves Bus Stops With No Shade in Los Angeles

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.

May 6, 2016 - KPCC

Explained: How CTA Heat Lamps Warm Commuters

Much of the United States went through a cold snap in recent days. How many of you transit commuters sought refuge under heat lamps this week?

January 9, 2015 - Chicago Tribune

The World's Coolest Bus Stops

From shelters integrating public art to fully enclosed and air conditioned refuges, Scott Gutierrez shares his picks of the coolest bus stops from around Seattle, and around the world.

July 16, 2012 - SeattlePI

Melding Art With Infrastructure, Without Breaking the Bank

Walter Geiger pens a case study of an Orlando project that melded public art with mass transit, with maximum impact at minimal cost.

February 16, 2012 - ArchNewsNow.com

Bus Becomes Bus Stop

Sculptor and designer Christopher Fennell takes scrapped school buses and repurposes them into bus shelters.

November 5, 2009 - The Design Blog

Solar Bus Shelters Debut

San Francisco has begun installing 1,200 new bus shelters that incorporate a solar array on the roof to power an LED display showing bus arrival times.

August 18, 2009 - The Architect's Newspaper

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