Bus Stop Service Improvement Project
Bus stops should be spaced to balance the need for a quick in-vehicle travel time with considerations of the distance customers must walk to get to the stop. Optimally spaced bus stops can have positive impacts on quality of service as well as operational effectiveness and efficiency.
In 2010, COTA began a multi-year project to analyze all existing bus stops to determine if spacing is consistent with the new guidelines. Many of the communities in COTA’s service area have changed over time and the existing bus stop spacing may not reflect current land use and population density.
Bus Stop Spacing Guidelines
Other Factors Affecting Bus Stop Placement
• Pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks
• Special populations
• Nearby destinations
• Transfer opportunities
Click here to download our Bus Stop Service Improvement Project Presentation.
Proposed Changes for May 2014
The following lines are being analyzed for bus stop changes that are proposed for implementation in May 2014: Line #3 W. Mound/Northwest Blvd. and Line #6 Sullivant/Mount Vernon. COTA is holding an open comment period regarding these proposals from February 10 – March 3, 2014 before making final decisions.
The following PDFs indicate the proposed changes to be implemented on May 5, 2014:
•Line #3 W. Mound
•Line #3 Northwest Blvd.
•Northwest Blvd. & Chambers Rd. UPDATE
•Line #6 Sullivant/Mount Vernon
Click here for a complete list of bus stops that are proposed for removal or relocation.