See, Click, Fix: City responds to story

By John Carter - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The city of Charlotte is responding to a See, Click, Fix investigation.

You may remember last week, I told you about a viewer who'd written See, Click, Fix about several bus stops in the area around the West Boulevard/South Tryon Street intersection.

The viewer said a lot of people use those bus stops but none of them have shelters to shield folks from the elements.

We talked to a lot of folks in the area who use those stops and all of them said they'd like to have shelters installed.

Now we're getting a response from the city.

Azania Herron writes in an email message: "We have recently responded with a letter to a citizen's request for a shelter in the location to which you are referring.  Our criteria for amenity placements are 14 riders for a bench and 25 for a shelter.  Site conditions also come into play when qualifying a specific bus stop for a transit amenity, and those conditions are evaluated on a case by case basis.  The outbound stop would qualify for a shelter according to the numbers.  But there are issues as S. Tryon is a state road so we would need permission from NC and we would also need easement from Bojangles for a stop.  Going any further down the street would get into people's yards.  However at this time there is not a budget to add additional amenities.  We have added the request to our waiting list and as more funds become available, we hope to honor the request sometime in the future."

So it appears there's a chance at least one shelter could be installed in the area.  We'll keep you posted on the progress.

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