5.4 Transit Facilities
Transit facilities may range from simple paved areas and shelters for bus stops through to complex structures incorporating access to parking, bus and rail services. The asset may be the responsibility of the road agency, local government or the transit service operator. The responsibility of the road agency is frequently limited to the management of paved access from the road system.
The consequences of facility service failure can be significant (proportional to user numbers) and a common management strategy would include:
- regular operational inspections and maintenance to ensure a high level of safety and amenity for all users; the ‘failure’ of water, lighting, sewerage and rubbish collection services can discourage use of the facility and negate the benefits of use of public transport
- proactive programmed maintenance is undertaken to minimise the risk of service failure.
Assets such as paving, drainage, signs and vegetation are managed in accordance with the strategy for those asset groups.
An integrated site-specific management plan is frequently prepared for large or complex transit facilities.