Tolar Manufacturing awarded five-year contract with HART

Nov. 17, 2021
The contract includes replacing HART’s aging bus shelters with Tolar Manufacturing’s Signature Crescent series shelters.

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) has awarded a five-year contract to Tolar Manufacturing Company to design and build transit shelters and street furniture for the greater Tampa, Fla., area.  

The contract includes replacing HART’s aging bus shelters with Tolar Manufacturing’s Signature Crescent series shelters. Just a short two hours away from Hillsborough County, Tolar Manufacturing Company participated in APTA’s TRANSform Expo last week to showcase its Crescent shelters along with other shelters and outdoor street furniture. 

Tolar Manufacturing Company’s Signature Crescent series shelters offer customizable options. For HART, the shelters will be fabricated to capture the agency’s branding, with a modern aesthetic creating a Sense of Place™. These shelters will also be equipped for the Tampa area humid climate, with breeze-friendly back paneling, sturdy Mesa benches and lean rails, trash receptacles with rain diverters and high-tech passenger amenities such as UL-listed LED solar illumination. 

“As Tolar celebrates its 30th year, it’s exciting to continue our long relationship with HART, and to provide them with easy to maintain shelters that improve passenger comfort with an updated modern look, that matches the Tampa landscape. I’m pleased to be once again partnering with HART as we help continue improving the passenger experience over the next five years,” said Tolar Manufacturing Business Development Manager Scott Williams, “For those who were in Florida for APTA’s TRANSform Expo, it was wonderful to reconnect with familiar faces in the industry, as well as meet new ones.”