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Pedestrian Safety at and Near Bus Stops Study

    The study was conducted in close collaboration with the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), NJ Transit, Transportation Management Associations, and subregional input. It was completed in June 2011.

    The study sought to improve safety for bus riders at many thousands of bus stops in the northern New Jersey region. Its centerpiece was exploring options for a safety educational awareness campaign to raise awareness about safety for both pedestrians and motorists. The study also made recommendations related to physical improvements and design guidelines to create safer bus stops through its Bus Stop Safety Toolbox brochure and Bus Stop Field Audit Reports. This included consideration of bus stop design and location, pedestrian signage/signals, pavement markings and area illumination.