The 2100 South BRT concept provides a transit solution that connects the heart of Sugarhouse to the University of Utah and the 2100 South TRAX station. With bus-rapid transit, there is no need for rail construction and the main focus on station infrastructure. An added benefit of BRT is having traffic light control, allowing for accurate arrival times. The BRT station design was inspired by and hoped to meet the following themes: landmark, sustainable, permanent, living, transit, accessible, movement, and progress. The station was designed to meet high standards in environmental design that the community supports and desires.
The BRT station design features:
1. Interior LED Marquee w/ Newspaper Stands: The marquee provides current date, time, and next BRT arrival; electronic advertising space; and reading material such as newspaper and magazines.
2. Planted Living Wall: A living wall provides cooling shade while meeting the themes of sustainable, living, and permanent.
3. Arched Shell Roof: The roof provides architectural interest (movement), as it rises towards the Wasatch mountains.
4. 3-Compartment Recycling &Trash Bin: Focusing on sustainability, the introduction of a 3-compartment recycling bin will help increase the act of easy recycling.
5. Permeable Ground Pavers & Native Landscaping: Allowing water to absorbed into the ground, these pavers will help provide water to the surrounding landscape of native plants.
6. Planted Rooftop w/ Water Drainage System: Benefits of a planted rooftop is that the roof will help cool in the summer and keep in warmth during the winter. Advances in green roofing technology will require little to no dirt/sand, using a meshing system that is light-weight and durable.