While transportation infrastructure and services investments are being made broadly across the Commonwealth, bus stops are a one area where a local community can make an incredible impact on residents of all ages.
The purpose of this document is to act as a starter resource to empower and equip communities with information and ideas to transform bus stops to be age- and dementia friendly.
- Examples of Bus Stop Audits
- The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) and Cape Cod Commission did a study and assessment in 2016 using observations and photos.
- Boston (MBTA) has used PATI, which is a comprehensive survey of each bus stop across 30 different data fields, to inform bus stop enhancements.
- Salem for All Ages Bus Stop Audit (James, forthcoming)
- Community Examples of Walk Audits
- Case Study on the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) bus stop improvement in Springfield
- Find Your Transit Authority
- Potential Funding Sources
- Alzheimer’s Advisory Council guidance (James, forthcoming)
- Inclusive Walk Audit Facilitator’s Guide
- Dementia-Friendly Infrastructure Guide (James, forthcoming)
If you have questions or want to speak to someone about how to get started in your community, or are interested in the Age-Friendly movement generally, please reach out to James Fuccione, Senior Director at the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative: James.Fuccione@mahealthyaging.org