The objective of the Bus Stop Improvements Program is to bring all Transfort bus stops into Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance so that transit is accessible and comfortable to people of all abilities and ages. Transfort’s Bus Stop Design Standards and Guidelines, adopted by City Council in 2015, is the guiding document for establishing ADA bus stops and accessible connections. Dedicated funding for ADA upgrades became available starting in 2016. The goal is for all Transfort bus stops to be ADA compliant by 2026.
Beginning in 2019, bus stop upgrades will be funded through the combination of a Federal Transit Agency (FTA) grant and local CCIP funds. The grant will enable Transfort to upgrade approximately 30 bus stops per year through 2021. Additionally, bus stop amenities, including shelters and benches will be acquired with this grant.