Topeka Metro has added 31 new bus shelters this year in an effort to improve ridership and quality of their transit experience. Just one month after the completion of Phase I, the authority is celebrating the completion of Phase II, which includes an additional 13 shelters. Topeka Metro plans to add another six bus shelters before the end of the year.
The bus shelters were designed and fabricated with 100 percent US materials by Brasco Intl. Topeka Metro chose Brasco’s Barrel Roof SlimLine shelters for the project, which are made from no-rust aluminum and finished in a zero VOC (volatile organic compound) powder coat.
Funding for the new shelters was provided through a New Freedom grant distributed by the Kansas Department of Transportation. Topeka Metro applied for and received the grant as part of an effort to make fixed route bus stops more accessible to riders.
“Topeka Metro continues to improve the transit experience for the people of Topeka,” said Secretary King, “and these new shelters are the proof.”
“Our team has worked diligently to complete the shelter project,” said Susan Duffy, general manager, Topeka Metro. “Our goal has been to have all of the shelters in place before the winter weather comes. We want to be able to provide a little more comfort to our riders.”