Omnitrans Design Guidelines

San Bernardino County, California

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Gruen Associates prepared transit guidelines for the design of transit system components including bus stops, bus facilities and amenities, and the sbX Bus Rapid Transit system. The purpose was to provide design criteria/guidelines that should be considered when designing and placing safe and secure transit facilities. These guidelines were developed by Omnitrans and the consultant team, working with multiple local jurisdictions for the goal of providing safe, comfortable, and convenient high quality facilities at bus stop locations, while considering the operational needs of Omnitrans, ADA requirements, other federal and state accessibility mandates, public safety, and security.

These guidelines are intended to be used for actions on new or revised stop locations and for sbX system implementation. Gruen Associates also prepared Landscape Design criteria and TOD Guidelines. This project won a 2013 Focused Issue Planning Award from the APA Inland Empire Section.