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very nice, if you had only found a way to stretch the roof towards the actual bus stop or had moved the shelter towards the east.
Posted Sep 10, 2009 8:09 AM by flipflapflower

Simple, yet sophisticated. Great idea.
Posted Sep 10, 2009 12:09 PM by smardon

very nice....
Posted Sep 10, 2009 4:09 PM by Vjsheri

really like the design. one thing i'd like to ask is how cost-effective would this design be?
Posted Sep 12, 2009 5:09 AM by andrew.pun

I really like the idea of a GPS system to provide real-time bus locations and wait times!
Posted Sep 18, 2009 9:09 PM by wmsdale

Good ideas, cool!
Posted Sep 22, 2009 6:09 AM by cando

simple design and structure - - - well crafted, a little too open to the elements though
Posted Sep 24, 2009 3:09 PM by steveds

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Campus Center Drive Bus Stop

Submitted by rcrowe1 on September 09, 2009

The Wi-Fi enabled bus shelter acts as a public social networking hub, equipped with electrical outlets and a large interactive display. Riders and passers-by can post ads and community announcements on a digital bulletin board, enabling the bus stop to function as a public space. The system uses GPS tracking to display real-time bus locations and relevant wait times. Users can choose a location on the interactive map and the bus stop will display the shortest bus route, which bus to take, and expected arrival times. Waiting riders can use the web based system to view news, entertainment, weather, and tourist information. Announcements from the university are displayed, as well as emergency alert notifications.

The two separate curved precast concrete forms create a shelter for the interactive display and pedestrians below. The shape helps remove water runoff during the summer and snow during the winter. Designed to be two separate entities, the forms can be separated so that only one may be used where space constraints or low traffic density exist.

An integrated bicycle rack brings together two different types of transportation. The rack doubles as a vegetative screen which filters sunlight and displays the changing of the seasons. Amorphous silicon photovoltaic panels feed the grid during the day to offset the cost of powering the lighting system at night. To further save, the bus shelter uses a motion sensor system to power down the displays and lights if no movement is detected for 5 minutes. A built-in recycling center beneath the panels encourages riders, as well as passers-by, to recycle.

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