News Flash


Posted on: September 9, 2019

CTS adds bus shelters, map of stops

Bus Stop 2

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Transit System continues to drive forward in its efforts to update or replace bus shelters throughout Clarksville. 

“We understand the need for updating or replacing current shelters and continue to make that a priority for the community,” said Paul Nelson, CTS Interim Director.

CTS is adding shelters at these locations:

  • North Second Street and Two Rivers Mall in front of the Cook Out restaurant.

  • Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in front of Mission BBQ.

  • Holiday Drive next to the Marathon gas station and convenience store.

  • Dunlop Lane and Chesapeake Lane in front of Premier Medical Center.

 Additionally, three shelters along Madison Street will be updated with solar-powered lights.

CTS also recently released a collective map for public use, highlighting bus stops and shelters across the City. To access the map, go to

“We began this [map] when we started replacing our old bus stop signs,” Nelson said. “It is a work in progress as we add new signs and shelters. We hope that when complete, it can be added to our future customer app, as each entry contains a location photo and list of amenities. You can also sort by shelter and bench locations.”


The process of picking a site and building a bus shelter requires several steps.

“Shelter location selection starts with a stop survey to see if there are enough passengers boarding at that location to justify a shelter, since resources are limited,” Nelson said. “All requests are investigated first by determining if the terrain and area will allow for a shelter. If so, then we will conduct a stop survey of the location. If the survey data shows a shelter may be justified, we then move to the right of way and permission phase.”

This phase requires contacting the Street Department or Tennessee Department of Transportation if it's a state road, to determine if there is enough right of way for the shelter and to meet any requirements those departments might impose.

“If the shelter and concrete pad will not fit entirely within the area, we must gain property owner permission,” Nelson said. “Unfortunately, this is where some shelter projects end as we are unable to get permission from the property owner.”

Once the appropriate permissions are gained, CTS moves to the design phase, where officials determine the exact size and placement of the concrete pad, as well as if they need a retaining wall, curb cut, or an accessible path, which is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Once designed, the pad is poured and a few days later, depending on weather, CTS can erect the new shelter.

Nelson said the new shelters are typically 9-feet wide and include a 4-foot passenger bench, accessible waiting area, trash can, solar light and possibly a map and advertising case. 

Deciding if a bus stop shelter will be replaced or repaired is based on the condition of the existing shelter. Nelson said an important factor is whether or not CTS can bring the shelter and concrete pad up to ADA standards. 

Earlier this year, CTS replaced the nearly 20-year-old shelter at Walmart on Fort Campbell Boulevard after deeming it could not be repaired. The new shelter, based on CTS’s updated design, is 5-feet larger than the old shelter (21 feet versus 16 feet) , has two ADA accessible spots and is equipped with two solar security lights.

The Clarksville Transit System continues to add new bus shelters throughout Clarksville. The shelters include a bench, solar powered LED lights, a trash receptacle and space for wheelchair access.

The Clarksville Transit System replaced a shelter at Walmart on Fort Campbell Boulevard in July 2019. The new shelter is 5-feet larger  than the old shelter, has two ADA accessible spots and is equipped with two solar security lights.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home


Garrett backs cap on insulin costs

Posted on: September 20, 2019

Hot, dry weather increases fire hazards

Posted on: September 19, 2019
BeThereCampaign Banner

Summit to feature mental health experts

Posted on: September 19, 2019

Gold Star Memorial to be dedicated Saturday

Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Building & Codes to be closed Tuesday

Posted on: September 13, 2019
Police Community Team

CPD creates Community Relations Unit

Posted on: September 12, 2019
Imagination Proclamation

Mayors proclaim Imagination Library Month

Posted on: September 10, 2019
Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide prevention summit coming Oct. 3

Posted on: September 6, 2019

Council approves Legislative Agenda

Posted on: September 6, 2019

School zone coming to MLK Parkway

Posted on: September 3, 2019
DT Parking 1

City overhauls downtown parking program

Posted on: August 26, 2019

Citizens invited to community meeting

Posted on: August 13, 2019
Mark Riggins

Riggins named GM at Gas & Water

Posted on: August 5, 2019

Leaders want more entrepreneurship

Posted on: August 2, 2019
F Montgomery 2

New fire chief takes oath of office

Posted on: August 1, 2019

Nelson named Interim Director at CTS

Posted on: June 20, 2019

CTS participates in BELL Academy

Posted on: June 12, 2019

Mayors proclaim Safe Boating Week

Posted on: May 22, 2019

Mayor Pitts to present 2020 budget

Posted on: May 20, 2019

Powers resigns City Council seat

Posted on: May 1, 2019

City rolls out a fresh new website

Posted on: April 8, 2019

50 Plus Games return May 13-18

Posted on: March 25, 2019

New Providence Pool to reopen Mar. 9

Posted on: March 7, 2019

Pipe collapse closes Canterbury Road

Posted on: March 7, 2019

Opioid Task Force to merge with ASAP

Posted on: March 4, 2019

Downtown Market wins four awards

Posted on: February 28, 2019

Transit System adds four new bus shelters

Posted on: February 27, 2019

New Providence Pool closed temporarily

Posted on: February 26, 2019

City to crack down at Transfer Center

Posted on: February 22, 2019

Jimmy Terry monument dedicated

Posted on: February 15, 2019

Police warn of red light camera scam

Posted on: February 12, 2019

Fire Rescue offers free smoke alarms

Posted on: February 8, 2019

Pastor Terry monument to be dedicated

Posted on: February 7, 2019

Trees to be replaced on Franklin Street

Posted on: January 28, 2019

City earns high marks in audit

Posted on: January 25, 2019

Fire Rescue applauds a good deed

Posted on: January 24, 2019

Fire Chief Michael Roberts to retire

Posted on: January 24, 2019

City seeks volunteers to serve on boards

Posted on: January 24, 2019

City offices to close for MLK Day

Posted on: January 18, 2019

Joe Pitts sworn in as Clarksville Mayor

Posted on: January 2, 2019