Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bus Stop Improvement Program Making a Difference

Transit Services’ Bus Stop Improvement Program is in its seventh year of operation and has upgraded two-thirds of Ride On’s 5,000 bus stops.  The program systematically evaluates and upgrades bus stops by addressing safety issues, such as ensuring waiting passengers are not in danger; making sure the bus stop is reasonably close to a safe street crossing; would improvements make nearby crossings safer; and “ensuring the path to the bus stop is accessible. 

In planning improvements, staff consider the walking routes patrons will take to destinations and housing.  About $7 million in infrastructure enhancements have been made. 

The bus stop program coordinates with other Montgomery County Department of Transportation projects to bring about innovative and attractive upgrades, including the sidewalk construction program, Americans with Disabilities Act improvements and traffic calming projects.

For more information, visit Ride On’s website.  Or, call 311 (TTY, call 301-251-4850), Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.