Amenities

Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) oversees and manages transit amenities at bus stops throughout the County, including passenger bus shelters, transit bench and bus stops. There are over 400 active bus shelters and 24 benches in the program inventory.  These amenities are maintained by InSite Street Media. DPW&T maintains and manages over 1,800 County bus stops serviced by “The Bus”.  On this page, you will find the protocols in installing bus shelters, and bus benches, including   policies, procedures, and guidelines for processing requests for amenities from residents, communities, and officials

Purpose

The purpose of the bus shelter and bench program is to provide TheBus customers with safety, shelter, and protection from the elements.  Many amenities based on daily boards.  Existing bus stops can be retrofitted to provide amenities as well

Standards for Placement

TYPE AVERAGE PASSENGER BOARDINGS PER DAY
BENCH 5 - 14
SHELTER 15+

Locations

Each amenity has a minimum site requirements to ensure ADA guidelines are met.   Bus stops shall be positioned on a minimum 5’ X 8’ concrete standing pad.  

Shelters/Benches

Bus shelters requests are assessed based on site feasibility and ridership levels.   Bus stops with 15 or more boardings per day are eligible for consideration.  Bus shelters are installed on an 11’ X 18’ concrete pad foundation.  Bus benches can be installed on the 5’ X 8’ standing pad.  Please call or submit a request regarding new bench or bus shelter to the CountyClick 311-Customer Service Request (CSR).

Receptacles

Receptacles are installed with each bus shelter.  Also, there are a number of trash receptacles at non-shelter bus stops.  Currently, DPW&T is unable to fulfill requests for new trash cans.  Please call or submit a request through the County 311 CSR service to request litter pick up at a bus shelter.  You can submit a request at CountyClick 311

Cleaning/Litter Control at Bus Stops

InSite Street Media is responsible for cleaning in and around each bus shelter.   The shelter will be cleaned and litter will picked up on a 15’ radius around the bus shelter.  Typically this radius will extend well into the County right of way.  Due to this, DPW&T's Special Services also may handle litter requests at bus stops.   

Signage/Amenities

DPW&T is currently working to enhance the customer experience by replacing bus stop signs with new blade style signs featuring unique bus stop IDs.  The unique ID on the new bus stop blades will enable passengers to obtain real-time arrival information via text message and enable our customer service agents to provide more accurate bus arrival times for passenger waiting at a bus stop.  Our bus stop blades represent the first interaction that bus riders have with TheBus service.  Therefore, providing accurate information on the signs is critical to the bus rider experience. 

Signage for the program includes:

  1. TheBus logo.
  2. Bus Stop sign posts.
  3. Bus Stop signage plates with ID number and contact for information
  4. Signage plate indicating bus stop ID number and corresponding contact information.

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