Better Bus Stops

The aim of the 2021 Better Bus Stops Program is to advance regional transit equity through new investments in bus stop improvements. It is the first in an annual program that will consider every bus stop in the system and enhance amenities for riders.

Every bus trip begins with some time waiting for the bus to arrive. In order to promote transit as a viable and attractive transportation option, the quality of the passenger waiting environment is an important component of the overall transit experience. Enhanced amenities include pavement work, shelters, benches, garbage cans, signage and...

The aim of the 2021 Better Bus Stops Program is to advance regional transit equity through new investments in bus stop improvements. It is the first in an annual program that will consider every bus stop in the system and enhance amenities for riders.

Every bus trip begins with some time waiting for the bus to arrive. In order to promote transit as a viable and attractive transportation option, the quality of the passenger waiting environment is an important component of the overall transit experience. Enhanced amenities include pavement work, shelters, benches, garbage cans, signage and lighting.

The 2021 Better Bus Stops Program is funded through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Lifeline Transportation Grant. The Lifeline grant funds projects that improve mobility for the region’s low income, with the nine Bay Area county Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs) administering the program in their respective counties. Going forward, the annual Better Bus Stop Program will continue to be funded by Measure B through the Transit Operations program category under the Bus Stop Amenities program area. The Bus Stop Amenities program area will directly fund improvements at VTA bus stops. Bus stop improvements will be prioritized based on VTA’s Transit Passenger Environment Plan (TPEP) and ongoing maintenance needs.

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Funding

Total Funding
$5.4 Million