Deseret News
The Utah Transit Authority will be improving 45 bus stops throughout Weber, Salt Lake and Utah counties in 2016.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority will be improving 45 bus stops throughout Weber, Salt Lake and Utah counties in 2016.

Each stop will be outfitted with a bench, clear glass shelter and a garbage can. They’ll also be designed to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Many of the stops will also include a bike rack, and in some cases UTA is partnering with cities to add sidewalks around the stops and make other improvements.

Construction will begin within the next few weeks and will continue through October. The bus stops selected for improvement were chosen based on customer feedback, input from cities and rider usage.

The improvements are the latest in an ongoing effort by UTA to increase ADA compliance and make the stops more comfortable and convenient for riders.

Between 2013 and 2015, UTA upgraded approximately 190 bus stops and created a completely ADA-compliant transportation corridor along 200 South in Salt Lake City.

UTA plans to complete improvements to an additional 150 stops throughout Weber and Davis counties as Proposition 1 funds become available.