County Connection is making improvements to many bus stops throughout the service area, made possible with a combination of state and federal funds for capital projects. Agency planning staff developed an improvement program and identified a priority list based on both compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and high ridership volume.
The bus stop access improvement program will focus on upgrading shelters so they have solar lighting, improving ADA accessibility, improving pathways and access to bus stops, and providing real time signage as well as other passenger amenities.
County Connection bus stops are located in the public right of way and therefor decisions about improvements are being coordinated with the local jurisdictions involved. The first round of improvements will be to upgrade old shelters with solar lighted shelters in the cities of Concord and Pleasant Hill. A demonstration program for solar powered signs that show arrival times will be implemented this year as well.