Bus Stop Upgrades
Published April 21st, 2014
Gainesville, Florida -- The city is currently negotiating to get a new contract in place to go out and design more landing pads at bus stops.
Reps at the Regional Transit say concrete pads at the stops will provide level waiting platforms for residents with mobile disabilities.
These upgrades would cost $5,500 dollars just for the concrete for the landing pad.
That's not including amenities like American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant benches, shelters and trash cans.
RTS communications manager Chip Skinner says the construction is based on their funds.
Chip Skinner: "When we have available funding we go out and identify which stops are more heavily used by passengers with disabilities so we plan to target those first, and as people move into the area and we find out they're using a particular stop then we change that order."
Skinner says they haven't started placing landing pads this year.
Once the contract is finalized they will know how many more stops can be upgraded.
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