The Dayton RTA’s decision to change bus routes and move all Main Street bus stops to their future hub at the location of the recently demolished Admiral Benbow Hotel has not been without controversy. The over-hyped melee at the corner of Third & Main a few years ago (no folks, it was not a riot despite what you might think) is certainly a factor in these changes; One reason for the change is that RTA can control security better on their private property than on public property on the city sidewalks & streets. But is removing bus stops from Main Street the answer? it is valuable to check out what is happening in other cities, and here is a similar story from Minneapolis…
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
By Chris Serres and Terry Collins
Link: Will 3 blocks make a difference?.
police say crime has gotten so out of hand at transit stops along 7th Street that the Minneapolis Police Department, Downtown Council and Mayor R.T. Rybak has begun pushing Metro Transit to move bus stops from 7th Street downtown three blocks away to 4th Street.
The proposal comes as violence has intensified on Metro Transit buses. A fatal shooting Sunday of a 16-year-old boy in St. Paul was the second homicide and third violent attack on Metro Transit buses since early March.
So what do you think about the bus stop changes in Downtown Dayton?