Various delays pushed back the shelters’ debut. Officials first projected the shelters would arrive in summer 2012.
The shelters should resemble bus stops found in metropolitan areas, such as Cleveland or Toledo.
A $68,000 grant will cover expenses for all four 5-foot by 12-foot shelters, each offering concrete floors, seating, a skylight roof and a trash receptacle.
“You want to make public transportation as good as possible for the public,” Schwan said. “There are a lot of times I see people standing out in the snow and rain, waiting for a bus. They need something to stand under.”
People can find the shelters at:
• City Hall, 222 Meigs St.
• Lawrence and West Madison streets, near Central Park.
• 1319 Tiffin Ave., near the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center.
• Buchanan Street and Hayes Avenue, near Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus.