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Transit System Bus Stop

In my blog post Anatomy of a Bus Stop Sign.  These are the numerous bus stops that I've have come across in my travels.  Each bus stop has a rating of 1thru 5 stars and a link to the transit system's home page.  The grade is based on my parameters on what a bus stop should have.

Remember, each bus stop should have the following. 

1. It should be recognized as a bus stop
2. It should be seen from both sides.
3. It should have the routes listed.
4. It should have a serial number.
5. It should have the times when the bus comes.

If you want your transit system bus stop to be featured, please contact me sirbikesalot06@gmail.com.  Please let me know your name, where you live, and what system you use with a photo of the average bus stop sign.

Buffalo, NY
System:  NFTA Metro
Ranking:  4/5 Stars
Missing:  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.


Charlotte, NC
System:  CATS
Rating: 4/5 Stars.
Missing: 4, It should have a Serial number. 



Chicago, IL  Suburbs
System:  Pace
Rating:  4/5 Stars
Missing:  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.


Cleveland, OH
System:  Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Rating:  1/5 Stars
Missing:  When I first saw this, I wondered, is this a bus stop?  The only thing this sign does right is that you can see it from both sides.
Missing: 1. It should be recognized as a bus stop,  3. It should have the routes listed.  4. It should have a serial number.  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.

Columbus, OH
System: COTA: Central Ohio Transit Authority
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Missing:  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.



Dallas, TX
System: DART: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Missing: 2. It should be seen from both sides.(Technically this is true.)  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.





Delaware
System: DART First State
Rating: 2/5 Stars.
Missing: 2. It should be seen from both sides.  4. It should have a serial number.    5. It should have the times when the bus comes.

Denver, CO
System:  Denver Regional Transportation District
Rating:  4/5 Stars
Missing:  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.


Fort Smith, AR
System: Fort Smith Transit.
Rating. .8 Stars. 
Missing:  The reason why I give it .8 Stars because it lacking contact information about the transit system that stops at this sign.  2. It should be seen from both sides.   3. It should have the routes listed.     4. It should have a serial number.   It comes close to #5, but I can't really tell what time it comes and when the buses stop running. 

Fort Worth, TX
System:  The T
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Missing:  4. It should have a serial number.  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.




Green Bay, WI
System: Green Bay Metro
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Missing:  2. It should be seen from both sides.(Technically this is true.)  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.




Houston, TX
System: Metro
Rating: 3/5 stars.
Missing: 4. It should have a serial number.   5. It should have the times when the bus comes.

Kansas City, MO
System: KCATA: Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.
Rating:  3/5 Stars
Missing:  4. It should have a serial number.  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.


Lancaster, PA
System:  Red Rose Transit Authority RRTA
Ranking: 3/5 Stars
Missing:  2. It should be seen from both sides.  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.

Lexington, KY
System:  Lextran
Rating:  3/5 Stars
Missing:  2. It should be seen from both sides.  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.


Memphis, TN
System: MATA
Rating:  2/5 Stars
Missing: 2. It should be seen from both sides.   5. It should have the times when the bus comes.


UPDATE:
Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
System: Metro Transit
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars. 
Missing:   2. It should be seen from both sides.(Technically this is true.)   5. It should have the times when the bus comes.


Previous Rating:
Missing:  2. It should be seen from both sides.(Technically this is true)  3. It should have the routes listed.  4. It should have a serial number.  5. It should have the times when the bus comes. 
NOTE: Metro Transit is currently in the process of changing their bus stop signs.  When the majority of those signs have been changed, it will have a rating of 2/5 Stars. More info: http://streets.mn/2013/11/18/towards-a-first-class-bus-system/


Nashville, TN
System: MTA
Rating: 1.5/5 Stars.
Missing: 2. It should be seen from both sides.    3. It should have the routes listed.      4. It should have a serial number.    5. It should have the times when the bus comes.



Nashville, TN Region
System:  RTA: Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee
Rating: 1/5 Stars.
Missing:  2. It should be seen from both sides.  3. It should have the routes listed.  4. It should have a serial number.  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.

New Jersey
Rating: 3.3/5 Stars
Missing: 2. It should be seen from both sides. (Although this one had Bus Stop written on the back, most I saw didn't have that written.  Photo taken at Ocean County Mall) 5. It should have the times when the bus comes.


Normal, IL
System: Connect Transit
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Missing:   5. It should have the times when the bus comes.



Prince George County Maryland
System:  Prince George's County Transit
Rating: 1/5 Stars
Missing:  2. It should be seen from both sides.  3. It should have the routes listed.  4. It should have a serial number.  5. It should have the times when the bus comes.


San Antonio, TX
System: VIA Metropolitan Transit
Rating: 4/5
Missing: 5. It should have the times when the bus comes.


St Louis, MO
System:  Metro
Ranking:  2.5/5 Stars- Reason, number not on both sides.
Missing: 2. It should be seen from both sides. 3. It should have the routes listed. 4. It should have a serial number.


Springfield, MO
System:  CU Transit
Rating:  1/5 Stars
Missing:  2. It should be seen from both sides. 3. It should have the routes listed. 4. It should have a serial number. 5. It should have the times when the bus comes.

South Bend, IN
System: Transpo
Rating:1/5 Stars
Missing: 2. It should be seen from both sides. 3. It should have the routes listed. 4. It should have a serial number. 5. It should have the times when the bus comes.






 

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