GLEN PARK BUS SHELTER PROJECT

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Many struggling families rely on a poorly funded public transit system to get to work, school and other essential trips. 

 

When the project kicked off, Glen Park had 36 bus stops but only 4 had seats, and only 2 of those had shelters. Buses came every 30- to 60-minutes, leaving riders to wait without a place to sit or shelter them from the rain or hot sun.

Like many Fort Worth neighborhoods, Glen Park’s community has felt left behind by a slow-moving bureaucratic system. This project aims to facilitate neighbor-to-neighbor support, providing the transit riders a dignified place to wait for the bus. Through tactical urbanism, this project will turn discouragement into empowerment.

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PROJECT PARTNERS
  • Glen Park Neighborhood Association

  • Trinity Metro

  • Tarrant County College, South Campus

  • The City of Fort Worth

  • The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)

  • The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)

  • CoAct

  • Community Design Fort Worth (CDFW)

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE WORKED TO MAKE THIS PROJECT HAPPEN
  • Bobbie Moore

  • Rachel Albright

  • Dionne Bagsby

  • Joshua Bibb

  • Dr. Borcoman

  • Michelle Davis Mohammed

  • John Dewar & the Freese & Nichols Team

  • Rainey Dock Matthews

  • Chad Edwards

  • Robert Ford

  • Ernest Gines Jr.

  • Tammy Gomez

  • Iván Gonzalez

  • Jonathan Guadian

  • Jesse Herrera 

  • David Hester

  • James Howard

  • Joe Hutchinson

  • Matthew Ireland

  • Andre McEwing

  • Sadie Murray

  • Sheree Olade

  • Dee O'Neal

  • Jose Perez

  • Jeff Rector

  • Evan Roberts

  • Sarah San Miguel

  • Sandip Sen

  • Michael Shannon

  • Keith Thomas Jr.

  • Walter Williams 

  • Dr. Shannon Ydoyaga

...and countless others who have provided guidance throughout this process!

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED SUPPLIES AND FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT!
  • TDIndustries

  • Kimley-Horn & Associates

  • Trojan CRE

  • Rachel Jenkins

  • Leah King

  • Onyinye Akujuo

  • Allison Docker

  • Michelle Davis-Mohammed 

PROJECT GOALS

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Activate & empower citizens by allowing them to support their neighbors and provide an outlet for frustration through community-created solutions.

Bring awareness to the needs of the transit-dependent in our city while improving their experience through eye-catching, creative activation of bus stops.

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Create a community-based solution that is site-specific, yet replicable and scalable in other neighborhoods by creating a "DIY Transit Ridership Improvement" toolkit for others to utilize. 

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PROJECT TIMELINE

NOV. 2020

NOV. 2020 - FEB. 2021

Project Kick-Off: Community Meetings

Research and Community Outreach

  • Bus Stop Audit

  • Neighborhood Audit

  • Pre-Project Survey

Legal & Permitting​

Bus Sites Selected

FEB. 2021 - MAR. 2021

Design Competition

SUMMER 2021 - Present

Design Process Finalized and Approved
Marketing Strategy in Place

Design Fabrication & Permitting

PROJECT UPDATES