New Topeka Metro shelters in service thanks to anonymous donor

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A few new bus shelters are in service across the Capitol City thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

The Topeka Metro cut the ribbon on their new stop at SW 6th and Polk Wednesday morning. The transit authority wouldn't say who paid to put it up, just that they're a lawyer with a big heart.

General Manager Susan Duffy says it's the metro's goal to provide proper amenities to those who ride the bus.

"It's our goal to be ADA accessible by 2020 so that you don't see people standing in the dirt, the mud, the snow and that they are sitting on a nice park-like bench or they're under the shelter or if there's just a few riders at the stop, at least they have a concrete surface to stand on," she said.

Duffy said the bus stop at 6th and Polk cost about $15,000.