Topeka Metro begins Transitioning All Routes to Designated Stops

Public Meetings Being Held to Collect Feedback on Proposed Stops

From the Topeka Metro, September 08, 2015

Metro designated stop sign

Topeka Metro is transitioning from a flag stop system to designated bus stops. A designated bus stop system has predetermined locations on a route where Metro buses can safely pick-up and drop-off passengers. These locations will be marked by a bus stop sign. Bus stop signs in Topeka give the bus routes a physical presence and help passengers and the community identify the routes and locations where the bus stops.

Passengers will have a visual marker indicating where to wait for the bus. Time points will be easier to gauge with predetermined stop locations. Designated stops will make it easier for first-time riders to understand where and when the buses pick up and drop off passengers. Operators know where to look for potential passengers needing to board the bus. A designated bus stop system will increase bus efficiency and on-time performance. This benefits the overall traffic flow. 

Public Meetings will be held at the following locations and times. Please plan to attend to see proposed stops and provide input on designated stops.

Meetings for: Routes 1, 2, 3 ,4, 5, 7, 17, 29

September 8th at Walmart West from 10 AM- noon and at Quincy Street Station from 3-5 PM.

September 11th at Quincy Street Station from 10 AM- noon and at Walmart West from 3-5 PM.

Neighborhood meetings:

#1– September 14, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM at Papan’s Landing Senior Center – 621 NW Paramore. September 21, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM at Oakland Community Center – 801 NE Poplar Street

#2– September 14, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM at Papan’s Landing Senior Center – 621 NW Paramore

#4– September 17, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at Avondale East

#5– September 17, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at Avondale East

#7– September 10, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM at Chesney Park September 17, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Central Park Community Center- 1534 SW Clay

#17– September 10, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM at Chesney Park September 17, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Central Park Community Center- 1534 SW Clay

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