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Building Better Bus Stops Resource Guide

Client: 

PennDOT & PPTA

Statewide

PA

Mid-Atlantic

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SERVICES

  • Transit

PROJECT ELEMENTS

  • Transit planning & bus stop design

  • Model ordinance language

  • ADA compliance

  • Conceptual design

  • Natasha Manbeck, P.E., AICP

McMahon led development of the Building Better Bus Stops Resource Guide for PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association (PPTA).  The purpose of the guide is to promote safe access to fixed route bus services across Pennsylvania.  


The resource guide provides municipalities, transit agencies, planners, and designers with tools to encourage the consideration and incorporation of transit in both planning and design.  McMahon researched and synthesized tools available to develop transit supportive policies and plans for better bus stops, particularly for municipalities.  McMahon authored municipal model ordinance language and a plan review checklist for bus stops. 


Additionally, McMahon developed guidance and graphics that depict typical configurations for ADA complainant bus stop in rural, suburban, and urban contexts.  As part of development of the guide, McMahon researched best practices and collaborated with a broad group of stakeholders. 


View the Building Better Bus Stops Resource Guide HERE.