Competition Information

Competition closes September 25, 2009, 11:59 p.m. MDT (GMT -6:00). Due to technical difficulties and inconsistencies with information communicated to the press, the contest will remain open until 11:59 p.m. September 25 rather that the originally posted 5 p.m. time. Designs with at least 25 votes are eligible to win the competition. Highest rated eligible designs by the competition closing date will win.

About This Website

This website is part of a research project called “Crowdsourcing Public Participation in Transit Planning.” Traditionally, government agencies ask for public input on planning projects by holding open meetings and workshops. The purpose of this project is to get this public input in a different way: online.

This project is a collaboration between the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning and Department of Communication at the University of Utah and the Utah Transit Authority. The project is supported by U.S. Federal Transit Administration grant 2008-DOT-FTA-PTPP: Innovative Small Research Projects to Advance Public Participation Related to Public Transportation Planning.

About Our Initial Bus Stop Site

We are currently designing for a specific bus stop location. Click here to learn about this location, the weather, download photos, and more.

Design Considerations

Whenever you design something, you’re not figuring out how it looks as much as you are how it works. How well it works means taking things into consideration that you might not initially think about. To help out, we’ve put together a list of design considerations for you. Take a look and see if it helps you design a better bus stop. Design Considerations

Design Tools

Here’s a list of some tools and downloads that you might find helpful when designing your bus stop. Have fun.

Questions? Feedback?

Contact us to let us know if you have any questions about the site. We also would love your input on how we can make this project better.

Media Inquiries

Contact us is you’re a media organization that wants to get in touch with us to learn more about this project. Also, visit our Press page.

Sponsored by the Utah Transit Authority, Federal Transit Authority and The University of Utah