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Transit Shelter Design Project

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The City of Tempe will cancel public special events through the end of April, including public meetings in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance about large gatherings and the benefits of social distancing in minimizing community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Check back for updates. 

The City of Tempe is working on keeping it cool for transit users with new shelter designs that are sustainable, maximize shade and adjust to various locations.

Currently, there are 806 transit stops in Tempe; 38% have shelters. Tempe’s goal is to have shade at every stop, whether it is from a shelter, tree or adjacent building.

Tempe intends to develop new shelter designs that encourage increased ridership and provide a new iconic Tempe identity for the transit system and help improve ridership on the transit system.

A steering committee has been created to help guide the design.  The group is made up of transit riders, bus drivers, community members and Arizona State University representatives.

*Photo courtesy of Valley Metro.