City seeking public input for new transit stations

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The City of Kingston and Kingston Transit are seeking public input on the design features and amenities residents would like to see at future transit stations, according to a statement from the City, dated Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

What are transit stations?

According to the City of Kingston’s Get Involved website, transit stations are larger than typical stops or shelters and could include different design features and amenities to improve the overall experience for riders such as:

  • Live transit schedule information
  • Energy-efficient lighting for enhanced safety/security
  • Improved seating areas
  • USB charging stations
  • Bicycle storage

“Transit stations are a new concept for Kingston. They would be larger than stops or shelters and feature different amenities and designs to improve the overall experience for our riders,” says Jeremy DaCosta, Director, Transit Services. “We recognize the timing of this engagement is challenging given the ongoing impacts to Kingston Transit, but we need to move forward with projects that were started pre-pandemic to ensure we have a sustainable transit infrastructure post-pandemic.”

Earlier this year, the City received funding as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure plan that will directly support the design and construction of 12 future transit stations.

Residents can offer input by visiting the Transit Station page of Get Involved Kingston and completing a brief survey before Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.

Input collected through this public survey will be reflected in the final design. Construction of future transit stations is scheduled to begin late 2021, according to the City.

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