• New Bus Stop Shelters

    NEWS RELEASE
    May 14, 2020
    New Bus Stop Shelters


    To better serve riders, Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) is installing new bus stop shelters with amenities throughout the City. 

    Recently, eight new shelters replaced old ones. The new shelters are equipped with benches, trash receptacles, and are enclosed to protect riders from the sun and rain. Bus stop shelters are also designed for driver and rider visibility. 

    The placement of the new shelters and amenities was determined by reviewing the condition of bus stops and identifying which reached their life limit. SMAT secured grant funding for the project. Additionally, repairs were made at many bus stop shelters that are still fully functional. 

    SMAT would like to reiterate its appreciation to riders and supportive community members. For more information on SMAT or current route schedules, please visit www.rideSMAT.com or contact the dispatch office at (805) 928-5264.