January 11, 2007

 

Installation of New Bus Shelters Underway

As part of Golden Gate Transit’s (GGT) 15 year contract with CBS Outdoors for bus shelter construction, maintenance, and advertising, 26 new shelters are now being installed at GGT bus stops along the Highway 101 Corridor in Marin and Sonoma counties. The new replacement shelters are equipped with photovoltaic “green” technology for illumination at night for additional passenger safety. The bus shelters are enclosed, offer limited seating, and are ADA compliant.

To date, 8 of the 26 GGT shelters have been installed, with the remaining 18 shelters due for installation over the next several months, weather depending.

The new shelters, which are maintained by CBS Outdoors, are one element of the contract along with shelter advertising which generates about $80,000 annually in additional revenues for GGT.

Some of the 26 shelters being replaced will be refurbished and used to replace other bus shelters throughout the GGT service area.

GGT’s contract with CBS Outdoors began in 2001 and ends in 2016.

GGT is responsible for approximately 90 bus shelters in the GGT service area with additional bus shelters also provided by a number of communities.