Waco BRT Proposed Station Locations and Design

BRT Station Location and Design Updates Coming Soon

Following the Feasibility Study that helped identify BRT as a viable transit option for the City of Waco, in 2018 Waco Transit System and the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization selected a locally preferred alternative for the proposed 13-mile BRT route that features 14 stations. Two out of the 14 proposed BRT stations are planned as potential future infill stations. The general vicinity for the proposed BRT stations was identified based on the outcome of the Feasibility Study.

The proposed BRT stations include a platform on each side of the street to allow passengers to board at the station for trips in either direction.

The station location process that is currently underway will identify the actual location for each proposed BRT station. This process will also identify opportunities to enhance pedestrian safety near BRT station areas, for example, by adding new crosswalks, and will look for ways to limit impacts to general traffic.

BRT Station Siting Guidelines

As part of the BRT station siting process we are utilizing the following guidelines to evaluate the siting locations:

  • Available infrastructure (for example, sidewalks, streetlights, traffic signals etc.)

  • BRT station size requirements

  • Impacts to the existing roadway, parking, and bicycle/pedestrian network

  • Land availability and type (for example, public right-of-way, private, etc.)

  • Proximity to other BRT stations and WTS fixed routes

  • Surrounding private development plans

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We welcome your input to help inform the BRT station locations.

Listed below are the proposed BRT stations. Each tab features a station location map that is based on the 30% preliminary engineering and environmental review process and a comment form. 

 

The public comment period for this phase of the project will close Friday, July 2, 2021.

BRT Station Design

The Waco BRT station design would provide a safe, accessible and comfortable experience for transit riders. The proposed BRT station design includes a raised platform behind the curb with a cantilever structure that features modular and scalable shelter elements to maximize shade. The design also reflects spatial coordination to accommodate bus doors and reflects input received from the public during the feasibility study for this project. Ultimately the design for each BRT station will be customized based on station size and location.

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BRT Station Amenities

Tier 1

The tier 1 amenities would be at every station:

  • Shade canopy

  • Seating

  • Station identification

  • Real-time bus arrival information displays

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Tier 2
Additional BRT station amenities that would be part of some stations based on potential budget and right-of-way constraints:​

  • Emergency Phones

  • Security cameras

  • Off-board fare collection 

  • Digital display boards

  • Power and communication cabinets

  • Wi-Fi (on-board and/or off-board)

  • Roadside markers

  • Bike racks

  • Trash receptacles

  • Lean rails or seat walls

  • Solar capability

  • Boarding indicators

  • Bollards

Share Your Input!

To help refine the BRT station design and the selection of station area amenities, we ask that you please share your input HERE.

What We Heard

Input received from the public during the Feasibility Study for this project favored a cantilever station design structure and prioritized the following as preferred station area amenities:

  • Route information/way finding signs

  • Free public Wi-Fi

  • Real-time bus arrival information

  • Ticket vending machines

  • Pedestrian access and safety

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