Legal Aspects of Transit and Intermodal Transportation Programs. Topic 22-01. Bus Stop Design and Location: Legal Impact on Tort and Civil Rights Lawsuits

The objective of this research is to produce a digest for lawmakers and public transportation agencies and their attorneys that provides practical advice and summarizes the laws relevant to decision-making about siting for fixed-route bus stops, including shelters. Generally, the research should be limited to services operated in mixed traffic, not bus rapid transit on a separate guideway. This research will result in (1) a summary of case law, municipal and State codes, and other legal developments since the publication of TCRP LRD 24: Transit Bus Stops: Ownership, Liability, and Access (2008) and (2) a review of selected public transportation agencies as examples of how bus stop locations are sited when considering safety and equity.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-05, Topic 22-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Start Date: 20231010
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01891773
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-05, Topic 22-01
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2023 8:27PM