ARLINGTON BUS STOP CONSOLIDATION AND ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS
LEE HIGHWAY AND WASHINGTON BOULEVARD
By consolidating underutilized and closely spaced bus stops along the Lee Highway and Washington Boulevard corridors, this project reduces travel times and increases new bus riders by 15 percent. Approximately thirty bus stops will be improved through the addition of bus stop pads and pedestrian facilities (sidewalks, curb ramps and crosswalks) that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and enhanced passenger amenities (shelters, benches, lighting, customer information, etc.). Requested funds will support capital costs.
This project benefits toll-paying users of I-66 inside the Beltway by providing more streamlined bus service along Lee Highway; reducing both the amount of time a bus sits at the stop and the number of bus stops; and increasing bus speed through the corridor. Having more accessible bus stops will encourage more people to ride the bus, thus removing cars from Lee Highway and parallel commuting routes, including I-66.
The project is estimated to cost $462,000- 100% of which will be funded by the I-66 Commuter Choice Project.