BUILDING BUS STOP INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LAWRENCE
In 2020 the United Way of Douglas County was awarded a $15,000 grant from AARP to help install much needed bus stop infrastructure in Lawrence. These funds will go to help the Lawrence Transit Department to install around 21 new bus stops at high ridership stops, and especially those which are located in areas with lower-income residents and seniors. In addition to building this new infrastructure, part of the grant involves doing so in a way which is reflective of the City's spirit and makes bus riders feel dignified.
To achieve these goals, and foster collaboration, the United Way has been working with Peaslee Tech and Van Go locally to help create and adorn the bus stop shelters. All of the bus stop infrastructure shall be created by the end of the calendar year and installation will go on throughout the year and into the next.
For those who are unaware, bus stops have become something of a source of embarrassment for the city of Lawrence. Pictured here are a number of the notoriously bad bus stops which have been chronicled by a local Instagram account.
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