Connect Transit approves new bus shelters

Board members still need to decide the best stops for the new shelters.

NORMAL, Ill. - Connect Transit is getting ready to build 10 new bus shelters around the Twin Cities.

The Board of Trustees approved the move at Tuesday's meeting. The proposal suggested that the shelters should be built at the stops that see the most riders, including both Walmarts in Bloomington and Normal. Because of infrastructure needs and easement agreements, board members are still need to approve the final locations for the new shelters.

The installations are expected to cost less than $30,000, paid from the Local Capital Fund.


Here is a look at the full list of the proposed, according to Connect Transit documents.

Walmart - Bloomington: Connect Transit serves about 300 passengers a day at Walmart in Bloomington. A bus shelter on both sides of JC Parkway would be installed. Three (3) different routes serve this location, and it serves as a hub in the bus network. These shelters would require an easement.

Walmart - Normal: Connect Transit also serves about 300 passengers a day at Walmart in Normal. A shelter on both sides of Parkway Plaza would be installed. Three (3) different routes serve this location, and it serves as a hub in the bus network. These shelters would require an easement.

Southgate and Greyhound: Connect Transit serves 38 passengers a day at Southgate and Greyhound. A shelter would be installed on this corner. This shelter location would require an easement.

Raab and Sugar Creek Blvd: Connect Transit serves 33 passengers a day at this bus stop. A shelter would be installed on the west side of Main Street.This shelter location would require an easement.

Main and Oak Creek Plaza: Connect Transit serves 32  passengers a day at this bus stop. A shelter would be installed on the west side of Main Street. This shelter location would require an easement.

Main and Virginia Avenue: Connect Transit serves about 30 passengers a day at this bus stop. A shelter would be installed on the east side of Main Street. This shelter location would require an easement.

College and Young Drive: Connect Transit serves about 27 passengers a day at this bus stop. A shelter would be installed on the east side of Main Street. This shelter location would require an easement.

ALDI - Wylie Drive: Connect Transit serves about 25 passengers a day at this bus stop. A shelter would be installed on the east side of Wylie Drive. This shelter location would require an easement.

IAA and Rowe Drive: Connect Transit serves about 25 passengers a day at this bus stop. A  shelter would be installed on the west side of IAA Drive. This shelter location would require an easement.

Main and Oak Valley Road: Connect Transit serves 24 passengers a day at this bus stop. A shelter would be installed on the west side of Main Street. This shelter location would require an easement


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