Bus stops and bus stop improvements
Shelters provide a safe, secure and comfortable space for customers who are waiting for their bus to arrive. Shelters offer protection from rain and snow, and, in some cases, include lighting, heating and a bench. Transit information, including routes numbers, timetables and, in some cases, maps, are also provided at shelters.
As of early 2015, Metro Transit owned and maintained more than 850 bus shelters in its seven-county service area. Shelters may be installed at bus stops, transit centers, transit stations, Park & Ride lots or at bus layover facilities. All light rail and commuter rail stations also have sheltered waiting areas.
Suburban Transit Providers, including SouthWest Transit, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, Plymouth Metrolink and Maple Grove Transit, are responsible for customer-waiting shelters in their service areas. In St. Paul and some other communities, shelters that contain paid advertising may be owned and maintained by private companies through agreements with local municipalities. Metro Transit is not responsible for installing or maintaining these shelters.
Learn more about shelter policies, procedures and future improvements:
> Shelter placement guidelines
> Shelter design
> Ladders of Opportunity
> Snow removal procedures