“Street Furniture” is the term used for a wide range of sidewalk installations that provide for the safety, support and comfort of transit riders, pedestrians and other users of the sidewalk. The most common and recognizable of these are the bus bench and transit shelter. StreetsLA is expanding and improving the street furniture in the City, with a particular emphasis on supporting expanded use of transit, helping to fulfill the promises of LA’s Green New Deal.
We are one step closer toward the implementation of the new STAP! On May 11, 2022, the Board of Public Works considered and accepted the Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration to further STAP's compliance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements and approved the STAP contract negotiated with Tranzito-Vector. There is still time to weigh in! StreetsLA is hosting two Public Information Sessions in advance of the transmittal of the documents to the City Council for consideration. Sign up here. The contract will not be final until both the CEQA analysis and contract are approved by the City Council in June or July. See below to view the STAP Contract, CEQA Analysis, and supporting documents.
Proposed Advertising Content Policy - Transmittal 1
Findings, Including Under CEQA, Dated February 2022 - Transmittal 2
The Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, STAP, Dated February 2022 - Transmittal 3
Mitigation Monitoring Program - Transmittal 4
Rule 38 Letter, Proposed Ordinance to Amend LAMC 67.01(a) and 67.02(b) - Transmittal 5
Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee Report Adopted by the City Council on November 26, 2019 - Transmittal 6
BSS Report No. 1 Adopted by BPW 11.24.20 Authorizing STAP RFP - Transmittal 7
STAP RFP Evaluation Criteria and Scoring Sheets - Transmittal 8
BSS Report No. 1 Adopted by BPW 05.05.21 Authorizing BSS to Negotiate a New Contract for STAP - Transmittal 9
BCA Memo 05.25.21 Indicating Compliance with the City's Business Inclusion Program Outreach Requirements - Transmittal 10
Proposed Contract Between Tranzito-Vector and City of LA - Transmittal 11
News and Highlights
Program Update: STAP Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) have been posted on the Bureau of Engineering's Website. The documents will be circulated for a thirty (30) day public review period, beginning on October 14, 2021, and ending on November 12, 2021.
Share your vision for a world class program! Join an upcoming informational meeting, explore your neighborhood with this interactive map, and take the survey!
In July 2021, we got to test out new bus shelter technology and see sample designs of what STAP could offer. If you missed seeing it in-person, you can still check out the bus shelter demonstration event and give us feedback on what you'd like to see in future bus shelters.
Read what the LA Times editorial board has to say about updating the program.
A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (STAP) has been approved by the Board of Public Works on November 24, 2020. From the Board's meeting agenda, you can download attachments: "BSS1" is the Board Report; and "BSS 1 TR3" is the RFP. See the presentation given to the Board. Interested parties can find the RFP and submit proposals at LABAVN (search for ID #41186). We're excited to build this partnership! Watch the video!
Presenters from all over the nation pitched their companies at the STAP Virtual Networking Event held in July 2020. More than 30 innovators and entrepreneurs made four-minute, Shark Tank-like pitches in a program designed to encourage the formation of teams to respond to the Request for Proposals (RFP). Watch the event.
Working with our contract partners, we are doubling the frequency of cleaning at bus stops and have installed 300 touch-free hand sanitizers at the highest used bus stops across the City. See more: https://streetsla.lacity.org/transit-shelter-hand-sanitizers
The City extended the Bus Bench Program contract with Insite Street Media, LLC (ISSM) for an additional 5 years, through October 2026. As a part of the extended Program term, ISSM will furnish the City with an additional 750 bus benches.
Cool Amenities: As part of Mayor Garcetti’s Green New Deal, StreetsLA has begun to add cooling features, trees and more shade at bus stops. Starting in October 2019, Insite Street Media (ISSM) installed the first of 50 experimental shade umbrellas to provide much needed shade throughout the City. In the coming months, ISSM will be pursuing the design and construction of more shade structures with the goal of installing upwards of 300 permanent shade structures over the City’s bus benches this year.
This program is growing! In 2020 and 2021, StreetsLA will be adding 750 more bus benches across the City, and we’re working to incorporate more shade at these bus stops.
Program Fact sheet for Bus Bench Program
Sidewalk and Transit Amenities
Since 2001, StreetsLA has overseen a program that operates a wide range of street furniture, highlighted by nearly 1,900 bus shelters. Now, we are re-imagining that program to provide more and improved shelter, shade, safety and comfort for transit riders and pedestrians.
Program Fact sheet for STAP
Watch the video
Take the survey
Email your thoughts about this new program
Transit Shelter Enhancement Through Art
StreetsLA provides opportunities to enhance transit shelter aesthetics and further community identity through the display or application of artwork. Artwork displayed on the City’s transit shelters should reflect the people, values, history and cultural characteristics of the surrounding community and/or the City of Los Angeles in general. Artwork proposals are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Criteria for Transit Shelter Art
Images of Transit Shelter Art
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