Bus stops function as the “front-door” for almost every transit system. The location, design, and maintenance of bus stops significantly influence how passengers initially perceive the system. Nelson\Nygaard has successfully worked with transit agencies to create appealing “branded” street- and curb-side bus treatments that increase ridership. We can assist you with:
Bus Stop Inventories
A database containing information on all stops in an agency’s system is an invaluable resource for the maintenance and improvement of bus stops. Nelson\Nygaard has developed a database system to assist transit systems with cataloging, maintaining and improving their bus stops.
ADA Regulations and Universal Design
Bus stops must comply with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements. Such requirements ultimately benefit all bus riders and help transit agencies reduce paratransit costs. Nelson\Nygaard has developed a tool kit on bus stop accessibility and safety that clearly explains ADA and universal design guidelines. The tool kit is available to transit and public works agency staff as well as disability advocates.
Bus Stop Location and Integration with Surrounding Land Uses
Providing direct connections to a bus stop from surrounding land uses is essential to bus ridership. Nelson\Nygaard is skilled in integrating transit and land use, focusing on bus and pedestrian mobility to promote use and accessibility.
Nelson\Nygaard is routinely hired to provide expertise in priority treatment systems and technology that help reduce bus stop dwell time and increase average operating speeds.