Urban Solar awarded major contract with Intercity Transit

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Urban Solar awarded major contract with Intercity Transit

Urban Solar is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a contract to supply solar powered LED lighting systems to Intercity Transit.

Intercity Transit, Thurston County’s public transportation provider, sees a high demand for its services.  In 2015 it logged nearly 4.3 million passenger boardings on its fixed route service.  To support this growing demand, it continues to install high quality, ruggedized solar lighting equipment and recently searched for a new supply.  Urban Solar won top pick with its focus on solar LED solutions for the transportation industry.

”Urban Solar’s technology, which adapts to our short, overcast winter days in the South Puget Sound area, offers a remarkable and reliable product that enhances the safety of our passengers and improves the visibility of our operators,” remarked Jeff Brewster, Intercity Transit’s communications manager.  “We are excited about maintaining our relationship.”

Intercity Transit chose Urban Solar’s RMS-60F model for its shelters and the PV-Stop for bus stop poles.  Both solar lighting solutions are autonomous stand-alone systems, which reduce the need for disruptive and expensive trenching of utility poles.  The PV-Stop and the RMS-60F also each come with an industry-leading five-year warranty, and are NRTL certified as a complete system by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

“Intercity Transit is an innovative agency and a leader for efficiency and renewable technology use within its bus stop and transit operations,” says Urban Solar President Jeff Peters. “This competitive award is further evidence of Urban Solar’s technology – high-performance, reliable and independently safety certified solar powered LED lighting solutions.”

About Intercity Transit

Intercity Transit is a municipal corporation that provides public transportation for people working or living in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm, which is an area of approximately 94 square miles south of Seattle.  It operates 25 bus routes, a door-to-door service for people with disabilities, a vanpool program, specialized van programs, and is active in community partnerships.

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