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 – Action Plan includes several goals relative to bus stops.
- 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
- Inclusive Walk Audit Facilitator’s Guide
- Dementia-Friendly Infrastructure Guide (forthcoming from the Mass. Alzheimer’s Advisory Council Workgroup on Dementia Friendly Infrastructure)
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