LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Bus stop safety has been the focus of the Regional Transportation Commission for a while now.
Last year's horrific crash at the Spring Mountain stop prompted a study on how to make our bus stops safer.
The bottom line is changes must be made. News 3's Sandra Gonzalez takes a look at the RTC's efforts to make things safer for bus riders.
The strongest suggestion and most cost effective was moving bus shelters back at least five feet.
Of the near 3,200 transit stops across the valley, almost 1,800 are bus shelters, meaning they are benches that have covering over them.
About a third of those are within the safety suggested move of at least five back to avoid a car swerving into riders waiting on buses.
RTC says it is working on doing more but has challenges over right-of-way issues depending on the case.
RTC has spent at least $15 million in safety improvements, along with help from local governments including the city of Las Vegas.
However, local bus passengers wish more could be done, especially with so many bus shelters so close to the edge of the sidewalk.