Solar project ensures CapMetro bus stops keep the lights on

Sept. 12, 2022
The program will outfit more than 900 bus stops with solar lighting throughout CapMetro’s system.

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) provided an update to a program that will see the transit authority outfit more than 900 bus stops with solar-powered lights to help keep passengers and operators safe.

CapMetro reports it currently has 165 stops with solar lighting. A contract with SELS USA LLC, which was approved by CapMetro’s Board in July, will allow the authority to install solar lighting at an additional 750 fixed-route bus stops over the next five years.

The contract with SELS USA is for a one-year base with four option years and is estimated to be worth $1.1 million.

CapMetro says the solar lights will be located at sheltered and unsheltered stops. At shelters, the lights are roof-mounted; at most unsheltered stops, lights will be placed atop existing signage poles. Stops that are heavily shaded will instead get solar streetlights mounted atop newly installed poles – something not presently in use in the CapMetro network.

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July 31, 2012