Recommended Practice

Bus Stop Design and Placement Security Considerations


This recommended practice provides guidance to transit agencies on the security concerns related to the design and placement of bus stops.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SS-SIS-RP-008-10 Rev. 1 07/25/2023 Published Current
APTA SS-SIS-RP-008-10  Original 06/26/2010 Published Superseded


bus stop design, bus stop placement, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), considerations, security, threat vulnerability assessment


Bus stops help define boundaries, channel access and egress of passengers, and provide visual barriers. Bus stops should be integrated with other security measures, including CPTED, lighting, barriers, etc., to optimize protection and complement security solutions.

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