(Photo by VTA)
The Valley Transit Authority has reopened the Stelling Road bus stop, near Stevens Creek Boulevard on the east side of campus, after several months of construction and improvements.
The stop serves VTA bus routes 25, 53, 55 and 323.
The transit authority launched the renovations last year after concluding that many features of the stop needed updating or improving. As part of the work, the concrete bus pad on the street was removed and replaced with a longer bus pad, along with a retaining wall and a portion of the sidewalk.
New amenities were added, including overhead shelters, lighting, a WiFi hotspot and solar-powered “Bigbelly” trash compactors that will help keep the stop clean.
The VTA said the improvements should help speed travel time by better accommodating the multiple bus lines that use the stop. With more than 20,000 full- and part-time students, De Anza College is a popular destination for transit users. There is another transit location on campus that serves VTA’s bus route 23.
VTA said it coordinated the work with De Anza, the city of Cupertino and local utility companies to make sure water lines and fiber optic cables in the area were not disturbed.