After product evaluations Rider Transit selected Urban Solar’s PV-Stop to deliver solar lighting for bus stops to provide increased passenger safety while integrating a sustainable environmentally friendly bus stop lighting solution. The contract award between Urban Solar and Rider Transit incorporates powerful LED technology and intelligent power management with environmentally friendly solar power to enhance the safety and rider experience for transit customers served by Concord Kannapolis Area Transit.
The incorporation of Urban Solar lighting at bus stops demonstrates the on-going efforts of Rider Transit’s commitment to sustainability. Rider Transit operates their current bus fleet utilizing biodiesel, and is in the process of converting over 80% of its fleet to hybrid electric. In their Transit Center, Rider has implemented energy and water conservation efforts, the use of recycled and local content, and made extensive use of natural lighting to minimize their demand for electricity, with a goal of having the facility LEED certified Gold.
“Utilizing solar lighting at Rider bus stops furthers our commitment to our ridership with safe, renewable amenities to improve their transit experience” states Transit Manager L.J. Weslowski. “Coupled with our other sustainability projects, we continue to find products and partners that will allow us to continue to improve the service we provide to our customers while reducing our energy dependence and environmental impact.”
“This contract award is a strong statement in support of Urban Solar’s bus stop solar lighting systems,” states Jeff Peters, Urban Solar’s President.
Combining bright white LED technology with Urban Solar’s Energy Control Module, the PV-Stop provides a comfortable waiting environment for bus riders awaiting their bus and ensures riders will be seen by bus drivers and other motorists.
“The result,” states Peters, “is a safer, more welcoming bus stop that helps enhance the transit experience while also reducing Rider Transits’ carbon footprint.”
Ten buses with an eye-catching bright green and royal purple paint scheme travel the city streets of Concord and Kannapolis, North Carolina. Rider has seven routes that depart and arrive at the Transit Center located at 3600 S. Ridge Avenue, Concord. All buses are ADA accessible.
In addition to providing service to many local neighborhoods, the system carries passengers to and from many of the more popular venues in Cabarrus County. The buses also stop at many of the area’s major employers allowing employees the flexibility of taking public transportation rather than cars.
Buses run from 5:30 AM until 8:30 PM, Monday through Friday and 8:30 AM until 8:30 PM on Saturdays. For more information, visit ckrider.com or contact us at 704.920 RIDER .
About Urban Solar Corporation
Urban Solar Corporation is a leading manufacturer of solar-powered LED lighting solutions for the public transit industry. Urban Solar’s PV-Shelter and PV-Stop product offerings exceed industry requirements for a clean, safe environment within bus stops, shelters and street furniture. With over thirty years of design and installation experience, Urban Solar delivers the highest level of solar powered LED illumination in an integrated, reliable, customer focused design.
For more information about Urban Solar’s unique solar-powered LED transit bus shelters and bus stop lighting solutions, visit urbansolarcorp.com and solarlightingfortransit.com. For information about Concord and Rider Transit, visit concordnc.gov