Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Bus shelters being inspected after collapse
About 1,400 bus shelters across the city have been shut down for safety inspections after one collapsed earlier this month in Staten Island.
JCDecaux, which operates all of the city’s 3,500 bus shelters, discovered bolts in the Staten Island shelter that appeared to be corroded, according to company spokesperson George Arzt. No one was injured when the glass and metal shelter collapsed on Oct. 5, Arzt said.
About 3 percent of the first 1,000 shelters inspected revealed corrosion in bolts. He said those have been repaired and reopened.
Back in 2005, the city selected Cemusa to build and maintain street furniture including bus shelters and newsstands. JCDecaux acquired Cemusa several years ago.
The company is initially focusing on the first generation of shelters, but all 3,500 will be reviewed.