>At the Finance, Administration and Oversight Committee meeting yesterday, WMATA’s committee approved a plan for Arlington County to upgrade three bus stops along Columbia Pike to “Super Stops”, which will have heated seats, glass enclosures and upgraded curbs. There’s a rendering in the agenda item report, as well as more information in this press release.
There are more detailed drawings, renderings and descriptions in this presentation (PDF).
According to the press release, more than 800 riders per day use the stops.
It’s odd that the press release mentions WiFi capability but the committee agenda item did not. Maybe that’s because WMATA will be constructing the main features of the stop (with reimbursement from Arlington), but Arlington will be putting the WiFi “finishing touches” in?
I’ve been seeing a lot of bus stop improvements in the District, specifically at the Eastern Market Station, which just had its stops that service the 30s line improved, as well as the Navy Yard stop for the N22 line.
I think this is all part of Mr. Catoe’s influence, since he was behind Los Angeles’ big improvements to its bus system.