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.
Final Changes for January 2014
The following lines were analyzed for bus stop changes that will be implemented on January 6, 2014: Line #7 Neil/Whittier, Line #18 Kenny, and Line#95 Morse/Henderson. COTA held an open comment period regarding initial stop change proposals from October 7 - November 1, 2013 before making final decisions. After consideration of public feedback received during this time as well as further analysis, bus stop changes for these lines have been finalized.
The following PDFs indicate changes that will be implemented on January 6, 2014:
•Line #7 Neil
•Line #7 Whittier
•Line #18 Kenny
•Line #95 Morse/Henderson
Click here for a complete list of bus stops that will be removed or relocated in January.