Dubuque, IA — Looking for handicapped accessible bus stops just became easier for Dubuque residents.
The Jule Public Transportation system unveiled a new transfer facility last week geared toward helping the handicapped.
The new facility replaces a glass enclosure which forced the disabled to wait for transport in inclement weather due to the lack of available space it provided.
With a canopy covering and enough space to host multiple wheelchair bound passengers, the transfer facility is a step towards better serving all members of the Dubuque community. And this beneficial change hasn’t gone unnoticed throughout the community.
“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback on the canopy and just the facility in general,” says Candace Eudaley, Director of Transit Operations for the Jule.
The facility also utilizes new digital screens providing buss arrival and delay information to keep Jule passengers informed. This is a change that Jule is planning on quickly incorporating into all of their transfer stations.
“The hope is that people see this new facility as the new face, the change in transit in Dubuque,” she says.
Jule Transportation hopes the safer and more compatible facility will draw more passengers to using their buses in the future.