Title

LOCATION AND DESIGN OF BUS STOPS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1997

Subject Area

infrastructure - stop, planning - surveys, mode - bus, literature review - literature review

Keywords

Transit buses, Surveys, Stop (Public transportation), Site selection, Simulation, Research, Placement (Location), Observation, Manuals, Location, Locating, Literature surveys, Literature reviews, Guides to the literature, Guidelines, Field studies, Design, Data collection, Data acquisition, Computer simulation, Bus stops

Abstract

A recent Transit Cooperative Research Program was initiated to develop bus stop location and design guidelines, with the goal of assembling the most comprehensive and technically current information into one reference document. The development of the guidelines began with a literature review and the identification of stakeholders' concerns via mail-out and telephone surveys. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in Arizona, Michigan, and California. A review of 28 transit agency manuals provided an assessment of current practices. Observations during regional visits were supplemented with traffic and pedestrian field studies. Computer simulation of bus stops on suburban highways also contributed to the findings. The authors of this paper prepared a report on the findings of their research and developed guidelines appropriate for direct application by transit agencies and other stakeholders.