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Tempe is working to keep it cool for transit users

Public meetings to discuss transit shelter design priorities on Sept. 21, 25

Post Date:09/05/2019 9:00 AM

TEMPE, Ariz. (Sept. 4, 2019) – Tempe is working on keeping it cool for transit users with new shelter designs that are sustainable, maximize shade and adjust to various locations. Residents and transit users are encouraged to attend public meetings to discuss design priorities.

  • Saturday, Sept. 21
    9-10:30 a.m.
    1438 W. Broadway Road #101
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25
    5:30-7 p.m.
    Tempe Public Library, Meeting Room A
    3500 S. Rural Road

Tempe’s successful transit system is supported by over 800 transit stops, 40 percent of which have shelters. The goal is to have shade at every stop, whether it is from a shelter, tree or adjacent building.  Most of the unshaded locations have challenging site conditions, making it difficult to install the current design in the existing right of way. 

Tempe is looking for a design with at least three different size options that will maximize shade, passenger comfort and visibility, while incorporating sustainable strategies and materials. The new design will encourage increased ridership and provide a new iconic Tempe Transit identity.

Public input will include user experiences and establish priorities for shelter designs. Additional meetings will be held to gather input on proposed designs.

Funding for shelter designs, fabrication and installations are through the annual bus stop improvements funding portion of the Tempe Transit Tax.

For more information, or to provide online input Sept. 21-Oct. 16, please visit


Media Contact: TaiAnna Yee
Public Information Officer, Transportation

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