Red Rose Transit Authority
Brinjac provided landscape architectural and civil engineering design services, associated with the construction of a downtown bus terminal and transfer facility for the City of Lancaster's Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA). The project site encompasses three-quarters of the block to East Walnut Street. The terminal/transfer facility accommodates twelve (12) bus berths around a central pedestrian island. Also included in the design are inside and outside waiting areas, information kiosks, and site furnishings all situated in an urban park setting. The surrounding land-uses comprise small retail shops, a theater, a hotel, the city's public safety building, and a large parking area.
The interior island serves as a significant parcel of the urban park land in the core business area of downtown Lancaster. The project keeps the building facades of the North Queen Street streetscape appropriate for the area, while decorative portals provide bus access to and from North Queen Street through a retail/office building into the transit park.
Brinjac's services included assisting with a full-scale simulation of the proposed berth layout. This layout gave the drivers and other RRTA personnel an opportunity to build consensus and ensure design feasibility. The Brinjac design team's role also included preparing and presenting the plans to a variety of community group and civic organizations, to build community-based support for the project.