"The City of Poughkeepsie is extremely pleased with Urban Engineers’ design of our new transit hub that is aesthetically pleasing and enhances the safety and convenience of transit riders in the community. This new hub has immediately improved public transportation access for the community.”
- John Tkazyik, Mayor City of Poughkeepsie, NY
The award-winning bus transit hub in downtown Poughkeepsie, NY, was a much-needed addition to the Dutchess County transportation network. Funded by the Federal Transit Administration, the $1.2 million hub replaced an unsafe and congested curb side bus stop on Market Street.
As lead engineering design consultant, Urban provided plans for circulation, drainage, grading, pavement, shelters, and lighting in addition to project management, quality assurance, cost estimating, contract administration, and construction support services. The hub has capacity for seven buses to simultaneously load and unload passengers via a one-way loop. It features lighting, signage, security cameras, passenger shelters, bicycle access, landscaping, and other amenities. Transfers between buses and connections to the nearby rail station are safer and more convenient. The resulting enhanced mobility for students, business professionals, and local residents is spurring economic development in the city and county.
Our goal was a design that would be embraced by local government and the public, while offering safe and more convenient bus transit connections. Working with the Mayor, City council, and public, we incorporated comments during design development.
The new transit hub was recognized with a 2015 Silver Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York in the Transportation category.