Signature: registered Jeff Wright
Passengers in some bus areas have begun to see the lights. and it's solar-powered.
In an experiment that could be extended to dozens of other regions, LTD added solar lighting to bus shelters on West 18 Avenue and Polk Street.
If the lighting is good-
Ltd said it could add up to 100 of solar lighting to 180 shelters.
It's hard to have only five bus shelters.
Wired equipment for lighting.
There are many shelters nearby
Street lighting, and once the night falls, others will be more or less in the dark.
However, there are lighting at the transfer stations in the area.
Passengers often ask for shelter lighting as it provides a greater sense of security and bus drivers like it as it makes it easier to see waiting customers, thus reducing the "pass"
Andy Vobora, spokesman for ltdsokesman, said.
Lighting also limits vandalism, he said.
For most bus shelters, traditional lighting is difficult because of limited wires, Vobora said.
One more factor: it can go from $1,000 to $3,500 to hard-
Not to mention the lighting bill of about $80 a year.
Vobora said that the company chose the 18 th and Polk shelters for trial operation because the station had high passenger capacity but was in poor transitStreet lighting.
He said that before deciding whether to extend to other shelters, ltd wanted to evaluate the system in the dark and rainy winter.
The elevated solar unit produced by Carmanah Technologies is located in Victoria, B. C.
Carmanah's past clients include Tri-
In a meeting in Portland, the company's LED was installed (
Solar energy was installed in 51 shelters last year.
Carmanah says these devices have a service life of up to hours and are designed for maintenance
Free for up to five years. Tri-
Met expects to save nearly $200,000 in installation, energy and maintenance costs over 10 years by using solar equipment and hopes to expand it to more shelters in the future.