Sedona AZ (April 30, 2012) – Passengers on the Verde Lynx commuter route in Sedona, Arizona are a little more comfortable now as the first of six planned transit bus shelters was installed at the State Route 179 and Sombart Lane stop.
Created to replicate Capital Butte in the background, the new shelter provides basic protection from the elements and pays tribute to Sedona’s stunning scenery. The bus shelter’s striking three-dimensional effect was created by layering colored inserts.
The remaining five bus shelters will be installed later this year in west Sedona at Dry Creek Road, Harmony Road, Stutz Bearcat Drive, Coffee Pot Drive, and Mountain Shadows Drive. Each bus shelter backdrop will feature unique features such as Bell Rock, Wilson Mountain, and other signature Sedona landmarks.
The transit shelters were built by Arizona Correctional Industries with inmates from the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence, Arizona handcrafting and powder coating each shelter.
The Verde Lynx Transit Shelter Project was funded by a Federal Transit Administration grant, Local Transportation Assistance Fund II dollars and a funding match by the City of Sedona.