Pima County Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning 33 new shelters and boarding zones improvements at its bus stops, ensuring full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) over the next two months.
Passengers utilizing the area's most widely traveled Sun Tran bus stops — spanning points throughout the county — will benefit from the DOT’s plan to build concrete boarding areas, upgrade sidewalk sections and install additional ramps, according to an announcement.
Pima County received assistance from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in the form of $400,000 in funds; the county provided an additional $100,000.
According to the Pima County government’s website, the improvements align with similar enhancements recently adopted by the city of Tucson, with the intention of providing greater ease of transportation throughout the Sun Tran bus system.
The county is contracting with Durazo Construction and Kittle Design and Construction for this project. Stations where work has already begun span four general areas: Flowing Wells, Palo Verde/Benson Highway Corridors, Drexel Heights and Ina Road.