Art Meets Public Transit

Editor | - May 20, 2013

'Construction to Begin on the New Look for Santa Fe Trails Bus Shelters'

The City of Santa Fe’s Transit bus shelters will be undergoing a transformation effective mid-May. Prototypes of new bus shelter designs were installed in October 2012 at three downtown locations. Santa Fe Trails and its partners developed these new designs to reflect the local history, culture, and artistic tradition while looking forward to the future of public transportation for Santa Fe.

“Federal stimulus money made it possible for Transit to invest in passenger amenities and provide a better public transportation experience for Santa Fe,” said Jon Bulthuis, Transportation Department Director for the City of Santa Fe.

Autotroph Inc., a local company, designed the new line of bus shelters and street furniture for bus stops. Autotroph integrated practical features and functions such as ventilation, wind blockage, seating, and lighting (on some models), with the artistic inspiration from the traditional punched tinwork and native basketry of the region.

“The Arts Commission’s Art in Public Places program has enjoyed many fruitful partnerships with Santa Fe Trails,” stated, Debra Garcia y Griego, Director of the Arts Commission. “The roll out of the new transit shelters represents the largest collaboration yet. Artist Kimberly Pollis and Autotroph Designs have worked closely to develop truly beautiful shelter designs that will be unique to the community of Santa Fe.”

Construction will begin mid-May 2013 and will be substantially completed on all 40 shelters by August 19, 2013.


The shelters are located at:
Sandoval St. @ Water St.
Zafarano @ Target
Zafarano Ops Target
Cordova @ Montoya Building
Plaza del Sol West @ Airport Rd.
Cerrillos & Lujan
Cerrillos & Lujan
Cerrillos Rd. @ DOT
St. Francis Dr. & Cordova Rd
St. Francis Dr. @ Cordova Rd.
Guadalupe St. @ Garfield
Cerrillos Rd. @ Monterey Dr.
Agua Fria @ Osage Ave.
Agua Fria @ Osage Ave.
St. Vincent Hospital
Sabino @ Paseo de Peralta
Sabino @ Paseo de Peralta
Agua Fria @ Siler Rd.
Agua Fria @ Siler Rd.
Airport Rd. @ Zepol Rd.
Airport Rd. @ Zepol Rd.
Airport Rd. @ Jemez Rd.
Airport Rd.@ S. Meadows Rd.
Cerrillos Rd. @ Paseo de Peralta
Pacheco St.@ St. Michael's Dr.
Rodeo @ GCCC
Camino Carlos Rey @ Calle Serena
Zia Rd. @ Dakota Canyon Apts.
Camino Lejo @ Museums
Agua Fria Rd. @ Frenchy's Park
Jaguar @ Paseo del Sol
Jaguar @ Avenida Contenta
599 Rail runner Station
St. Michaels @ SFUAD
St. Michaels Opp. SFUAD
Hospital Drive OPS Santa Fe Imaging
South Capitol Station
Rodeo Rd. & Legacy Ct.
Country Club & Valentine Way

From a City of Santa Fe press release...