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Bus shelter design competition announced

Near Southside Inc. and Leadership Fort Worth, in partnership with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and the American Institute of Architects-Fort Worth have announced a bus shelter design competition.

The “SMALL STOPS: Designing the Fort Worth Bus Shelters” competition is intended to catalyze sustainable, functional and creative bus shelters for two Fort Worth locations where limited space is available. Two local stops are included: one functional – at the southeast corner of Magnolia and 8th Avenue; and one artistic stop – in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania and Henderson.

“Our team is honored to be partnering with Near Southside Inc., the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to enhance the bus stop experience through more innovative designs,” Craig Schkade, Leadership Fort Worth team manager, said in a news release. “The results of our project can have a positive effect on the overall appeal of public transit in Fort Worth. By extension, increased ridership can reduce automobile trips and, in the process, improve mobility, air quality and economic development.”

“We have been fortunate to work closely with so many creative architects and artists in the Near Southside and tapping into that talent pool to re-imagine the bus stop experience is incredibly exciting for us,” said Mike Brennan, planning director for Near Southside.

Deadline for submission is May 10. Submissions will be evaluated on the ability to address the following criteria: aesthetics and appearance, safety, shade, seating, lighting, route and schedule. The competition is open to students and professionals.

For detailed information regarding the competition and deadlines: nearsouthsidefw.org/projects/small-stops-bus-shelter-design-competition

– FWBP Staff

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