Cap Metro to Upgrade Bus Stops
By Tyler Pratt
The Austin City Council approved a five-year, $10 million program to bring the city’s bus stops in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“That’s an investment that will benefit the entire community, because it’s not just about the bus stop, but when you are talking about accessibility like curb cuts, the little ramps that go up to the sidewalk, the concrete pad under our bus stops and sidewalk connectivity, that benefits the entire community because that makes our neighborhoods more walkable,” said Capital Metro spokeswoman Erica Macioge.
The city will spend $2 million next year on upgrades to Cap Metro stops, averaging $8,000 each.