The bus stop (and bus shelter) that is located on the Westbound side of the Pike in front of Penrose Square has been moved in anticipation of the start of construction of the next Columbia Pike Super Stop. These stops are designed to create a better rider experience for Pike Riders.
In the short-term, the stop is now in just before the traffic light at Barton/Penrose Plaza entrance. Definitely a headache, for the many riders who go shopping at the Giant and wait for the bus, especially in inclement weather. The SuperStops look very cool, however, so it should be worth it in the long-term.
Construction at the nearby SuperStop at Columbia Pike and Walter Reed (Pike Park in front of RiteAid) seems to be stalled. It is supposed to be done by the Spring.
Many riders and bus drivers stuck to their habits when this stop was moved, so if you are waiting for a Westbound bus at the relocated Barton stop, it’s a good idea to wave at your bus driver so he doesn’t fly past you en route to the old stop. Also, as you can see from the photo, it’s not clear that the ART stop was moved, so also probably worth it to flag them down as well.