February 24, 2014
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Rep. Dina Titus and the Regional Transportation Commission on Monday took a step toward making Valley bus shelters a little bit safer.
They unveiled an improved bus shelter in front of the Home Depot location near Lamb and Charleston boulevards.
The shelter was moved back 5 feet from the street, keeping those waiting for a bus away from traffic.
Regional Transportation Commission officials are hoping more businessesaround town will allow them to make similar changes.
"We want the word to get out so other businesses that have parking lots with busses will be willing to give that 5 feet. It's a great contribution, and you can see how it's good for business as well as public safety," Titus said.
The plan is to improve 150 bus stops each year. The new stops also include expanded shelter, more trash cans and recycling bins.
In September 2012, four people were killed when Gary Lee Hosey slammed his vehicle into a bus shelter on Spring Mountain Road near Decatur Boulevard.