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Transportation -- Planning -- Utah -- Salt Lake City, Bus stops -- Design and construction, People with disabilities -- Travel, Urban community development -- Utah -- Salt Lake City, People with disabilities -- Travel


A bus stop can be anything from a simple signpost stuck in the grass, to a comfortable shelter with seating and paved access to the sidewalk. For many U.S. transit agencies across the country, improving facilities at bus stops is a priority. But how much do these improvements actually affect ridership? A lot, it turns out. A new NITC study, co-funded by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and led by Keith Bartholomew of the University of Utah, found a 5.9% increase in boardings after improvements were made to a series of bus stops in Salt Lake City - compared to only a 1.7% overall increase in boarding at stops in a control group that were not improved.


This is a summary of TREC research project NITC-RR-1214, The Connection between Investments in Bus Stops, Ridership, and ADA Accessibility. More details about the study,can be found online at

Final Report NITC-RR-1214 can be found at:

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