Bus Stop Installation Checklist- OmniRide or OmniLink
Stop Requested: Sample Checklist
Date request is made for bus stop:
Date service is introduced at new bus stop:
Action Start Date Complete Lead Party Comments
1. Make initial site visit, determine stop location
a. Determine safe and accessible boarding and alighting location
b. Determine staging location for bus (out of traffic if possible)
c. Do sketch drawing of stop (include street, cross street, distance, address)
d. Take digital photo, GPS reading
e. Determing wording of new signs
2. Solicit input from PRTC customer service staff
a. Determine impact on customers, accessibility of stop, stop amenities
b. Have agents view map of location
3. Seek input of PRTC operations staff
a. PRTC monitors drive by, make visual survey
b. Solicit comments from PRTC dispatch
c. Determine how deviations will be affected (OmniLink only)
d. Determine feasibility of bus routing to and from stop
e. Determine impact on customers, if negative consider not adding stop
4. Seek input of First Transit training & street supervision staff
a. Visit stop in large bus (if necessary)
b. Identify safe place to board/alight passengers, re-enter traffic
c. Drive route, consider access to stop before and stop after
5. Get bus stop approved (by VDOT, First Transit or municipality)
a. Make initial contact via phone, fax sketch drawings
b. Make site visit with VDOT, municipal representative (if necessary)
c. Make permit application
6. Inform PRTC and First Transit staff
a. Update and distribute public schedule
b. Update and distribute turnsheets
c. Edit public schedule
d. Update Trapeze and manifests (OmniLink only)
e. Copy info to First Transit Ride Guide, NVTC Quarterly Sum of Transit Changes
7. Secure bus stop sign
a. Have bus stop sign made (if necessary)
b. Secure bus stop pole (if necessary)
8. Install new sign & post
a. Double check side of road, distance from intersection, ADC map number
b. Get Miss Utility clearance
c. Move bus stop sign to shelter (if necessary)
9. Publicize stop
a. Send out communication to customers
b. Give notice to First Transit for distribution to operators
10. Take a deep breath, prepare for complaints
11. Service is introduced at new bus stop
12. Update bus stop inventory
a. Convert GPS location to decimal format
b. Update stops by route report, stop order report
c. Add street and aerial photos to new stop
13. Update NTD data collection forms
Status as of 11/27/2011
Lookup table Last updated: 4/24/2002
code title name initials
1 Director of Planning & Operations Eric Marx EM
2 Transit Operations Planner Tim Roseboom TR
3 Quality Assurance Supervisor Leon Jordon LJ
4 Manager of Contract Operations Bill Leisen BL
5 Director of Marketing & Communications Sheila Larson SL
6 Senior Bus Monitor Bill Rolley BR
7 Marketing Coordinator Althea Evans AE
8 Executive Director Alfred Harf AH
9 Building Engineer Denny St. Denis DS
10 Manager of Customer Service Doris Lookabill DL
11 Dispatcher Art Pittman AP
12 Secretary/Receptionist Samantha Phelps SP
13 Transportation Apprentice Brian Haluska BH
21 Contractor manager Steve Petruccelli WMATA-SP
22 Contractor maintenance Jim Salisbury WMATA-JS
23 Contractor dispatch Hicks, Proctor WMATA Dispatch
24 Contractor training Cleveland Daffin WMATA-CD
25 Contractor planning Bob Orr WMATA-BO
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG)
10. TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES.
10.1 General. Every station, bus stop, bus stop pad, terminal, building or other transportation facility, shall c
4, the special application sections, and the applicable provisions of this
10.2 Bus Stops and Terminals.
10.2.1 New Construction.
(1) Where new bus stop pads are constructed at bus stops, bays or other areas where a lift or ramp is to be d
from the curb or vehicle roadway edge) and a minimum clear width of 60 inches (measured parallel to the veh
to streets, sidewalks or pedestrian paths by an accessible route complying with 4.3 and 4.4. The slope of the p
drainage, a maximum slope of 1:50 (2%) perpe
(2) Where provided, new or replaced bus shelters shall be installed or positioned so as to permit a wheelcha
location, having a minimum clear floor area of 30 inches by 48 inches, entirely within the perimeter of the she
boarding area provided under paragraph (1) of this
(3) Where provided, all new bus route identification signs shall comply with 4.30.5. In addition, to the maxi
signs shall comply with 4.30.2 and 4.30.3. Signs that are sized to the maximum dimensions permitted under l
shall be considered in compliance with 4.30.2 and 4.30.3 for purpose
EXCEPTION: Bus schedules, timetables, or maps that are posted at the bus stop or bus bay are not required
10.2.2 Bus Stop Siting and Alterations.
(1) Bus stop sites shall be chosen such that, to the maximum extent practicable, the areas where lifts or ram
(2) When new bus route identification signs are installed or old signs are replaced, they shall comply with the
A4.3 Accessible Route.
(1) Travel Distances. Many people with mobility impairments can move at only very slow speeds; for many, tr
(2) Sites. Level, indirect routes or those with running slopes lower than 1:20 can sometimes provide more con
A4.3.10 Egress. Because people with disabilities may visit, be employed or be a resident in any building, eme
A18.104.22.168 Stairway Width. A 48 in (1220 mm) wide exit stairway is needed to allow assisted evacuation (e.g
A22.214.171.124 Two-way Communication. It is essential that emergency communication not be dependent on voi
A4.4 Protruding Objects.
A4.4.1 General. Service animals are trained to recognize and avoid hazards. However, most people with sever
Potential hazardous objects are noticed only if they fall within the detection range of canes (see Fig. A
402 Accessible Routes
402.1 General. Accessible routes shall comply with 402.
402.2 Components. Accessible routes shall consist of one or more of the following components: walking surfac
Advisory 402.2 Components. Walking surfaces must have running slopes not steeper than 1:20, see 403.3. Ot
ortation facility, shall comply with the applicable provisions of section
able provisions of this section.
a lift or ramp is to be deployed, they shall have a firm, stable surface; a minimum clear length of 96 inches (measured
red parallel to the vehicle roadway) to the maximum extent allowed by legal or site constraints; and shall be connected
4.4. The slope of the pad parallel to the roadway shall, to the extent practicable, be the same as the roadway. For water
pe of 1:50 (2%) perpendicular to the roadway is allowed.
to permit a wheelchair or mobility aid user to enter from the public way and to reach a
e perimeter of the shelter. Such shelters shall be connected by an accessible route to the
paragraph (1) of this section.
addition, to the maximum extent practicable, all new bus route identification
ons permitted under legitimate local, state or federal regulations or ordinances
nd 4.30.3 for purposes of this section.
s bay are not required to comply with this provision.
eas where lifts or ramps are to be deployed comply with section 10.2.1(1) and (2).
shall comply with the requirements of 10.2.1(3).
w speeds; for many, traveling 200 ft (61 m) could take about 2 minutes. This assumes a rate of about 1.5 ft/s (455 mm/s
imes provide more convenience than direct routes with maximum allowable slopes or with ramps.
t in any building, emergency management plans with specific provisions to ensure their safe evacuation also play an essen
sisted evacuation (e.g., carrying a person in a wheelchair) without encroaching on the exit path for ambulatory persons.
t be dependent on voice communications alone because the safety of people with hearing or speech impairments could be
most people with severe impairments of vision use the long cane as an aid to mobility. The two principal cane techniques a
e of canes (see Fig. A4). Visually impaired people walking toward an object can detect an overhang if its lowest
nents: walking surfaces with a running slope not steeper than 1:20, doorways, ramps, curb ramps excluding the flared sid
n 1:20, see 403.3. Other components of accessible routes, such as ramps (405) and curb ramps (406), are permitted to b
shall be connected
roadway. For water
ut 1.5 ft/s (455 mm/s) on level ground. It also assumes that the traveler would move continuously. However, on trips ove
ion also play an essential role in fire safety and life safety.
impairments could be jeopardized. The visible signal requirement could be satisfied with something as simple as a button
pal cane techniques are the touch technique, where the cane arcs from side to side and touches points outside both shoul
verhang if its lowest surface is not higher than 27 in (685 mm). When walking alongside protruding objects, the
xcluding the flared sides, elevators, and platform lifts. All components of an accessible route shall comply with the applica
06), are permitted to be more steeply sloped.
However, on trips over 100 ft (30 m), disabled people are apt to rest frequently, which substantially increases their trip tim
as simple as a button in the area of rescue assistance that lights, indicating that help is on the way, when the message is
nts outside both shoulders; and the diagonal technique, where the cane is held in a stationary position diagonally across th
otruding objects, they cannot detect overhangs. Since proper cane and service animal techniques keep people a
omply with the applicable requirements of Chapter 4.
increases their trip times. Resting periods of 2 minutes for every 100 ft (30 m) can be used to estimate travel times for pe
when the message is answered at the point of entry.
on diagonally across the body with the cane tip touching or just above the ground at a point outside one shoulder and the
niques keep people away from the edge of a path or from walls, a slight overhang of no more than 4 in (100 mm
ate travel times for people with severely limited stamina. In inclement weather, slow progress and resting can greatly incr
one shoulder and the handle or grip extending to a point outside the other shoulder. The touch technique is used primarily
re than 4 in (100 mm) is not hazardous.
esting can greatly increase a disabled person's exposure to the elements.
nique is used primarily in uncontrolled areas, while the diagonal technique is used primarily in certain limited, controlled, a
n limited, controlled, and familiar environments. Cane users are often trained to use both techniques.