Porterville Transit, Porterville, California


Porterville Transit boasts a full service, comprehensive transit system, serving the needs of Porterville, California residents and visitors.

Porterville Transit’s mission statement is to provide safe, affordable, reliable and efficient transit service that effectively meets the needs of Porterville residents. To achieve this, they identified the following goals:

  • Implement solar powered lighting at every stop to ensure the safety and security of riders
  • Implement compressed natural gas (CNG) buses reduce carbon emissions
  • Have regularly updated routes to adapt to fluctuations in ridership levels
  • Integrate bus tracking and routing software to optimize routes


Urban Solar designed and installed two distinct systems: the LED Pole Mounted Bus Stop and Solar Powered LED Bus Shelter Lighting.

The new improvements and technology has increased ridership more than 20 percent and has decreased costs by about 35 percent.

– Richard Tree, Porterville Transit Manager

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From our customers:

“Urban Solar’s technology adapts to our short, overcast winter days and offers a remarkable and reliable product. It enhances passenger’s safety and operator visibility.”

– Jeff Brewster, Intercity Transit

“The new Urban Solar improvements and technology have increased ridership more than 20 percent and decreased costs by about 35 percent.”

– Richard Tree, Porterville Transit

“Initial costs to supply and install these lights are lower compared to conventional systems. We will do more of these installations as pathway lighting needs arise.”

– Gary Darrah, District of Saanich