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I think it is an interesting design. I think it is great that people are trying to be environmentally friendly.
Posted May 15, 2009 6:05 PM by ge3ng

I really like the minimalist design and the lounge feel to it. Also the idea of using recycled building materials is great, too.
Posted May 15, 2009 6:05 PM by linzh

I think this is a great idea. I like the recycled materials. "Go Green" What I would like to know...would there be those nice hot beverages in the HOT HOT Summer?
Posted May 15, 2009 6:05 PM by sheenabadjie

I love how eco friendly this is. Also i would love a place to serve warm drink in the winter while i wait! Love it!
Posted May 15, 2009 6:05 PM by loryn

If I found a bus stop with some good coffee I would go there all the time! I like the whole lounge idea and the glass doors.
Posted May 15, 2009 6:05 PM by kbrown89

This is awesome. I really like the simplicity of it. The drink dispenser is a great idea too...ive never seen a bus stop with one before.
Posted May 15, 2009 6:05 PM by jakeoconnor

Love this clean and useful
Posted Jun 04, 2009 7:06 PM by robynh23

I love it. But I would suggest having vending for snacks and soda.
Posted Jun 08, 2009 7:06 PM by edwardlalone

Seems to be a little high maintanence? After all it's a bus stop.
Posted Jun 17, 2009 12:06 AM by wells

Some nice ideas, but it needs to address, safety/escape through the doors, wheel chair and stroller accessibility and shade in the summer sun.
Posted Jun 18, 2009 4:06 AM by amberbski

Posted Jul 31, 2009 4:07 PM by yomama

Cool idea and in large numbers could actually be cost effective.
Posted Aug 20, 2009 2:08 PM by amackay

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The Bus Lounge

Submitted by AAnderson on May 15, 2009

A minimalist design that provides style and function.

This bus stop will be a college students dream. With free wi-fi, temperature controlled seating area, power outlets for phone and laptop charging, and a coffee bar all powered by 100% renewable energy located on top of the structure, which is covered with solar panels.

The drink bar will be a dispenser of hot beverages like coffee, hot chocolate, and tea. You will have to provide your own mug because coffee cups cannot be recycled, and it will allow the person to just fill up and get on the bus.

There will also be a flat screen monitor mounted above the coffee bar, which has breaking new stories, weather, and the location of current buses along with the arrival times.

The outside perimeter glows green with energy efficient LED bulbs once the batteries have become charged from the solar panels during the day.

The sitting area is separated into two sections completely surrounded by a 2-inch thick 100% recycled acrylic sheets made from plastic bottles.

By providing a place that is comfortable out of the elements that provides coffee and news, this will encourage more people to use public transportation because it combines all the errands people do in the morning into one place, therefore cutting down on their carbon footprint.

This bus stop will become a modern “green” oasis.

(Made from recycled building materials)

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