New AATA bus pullout on Washtenaw Avenue finished
The new Ann Arbor Transportation Authority bus pullout on Washtenaw Avenue is complete, the agency announced Friday.
The new pullout is on eastbound Washtenaw Avenue, east of Pittsfield Boulevard and opposite the Arborland shopping center. AATA said a shelter would be installed at the stop in the next several weeks.
AATA bus stop
The completion means buses on routes 4, 7 and 22 have stopped using a temporary stop about 50 yards to the west of Pittsfield Boulevard.
Arborland previously had a major bus stop and transfer station in its parking lot until July 1, 2009, when the shopping center ended the AATA’s lease on the station. The closing of the Arborland bus stop affected an estimated 1,000 bus riders per day after 30 years of use. At the time, AATA officials said the main issue Arborland had with the bus stop was the 150 parking spots being used by commuters, according to a previous report.
The project cost about $154,000 and was paid for with federal stimulus money granted to the AATA.