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May 19, 2009
Agency promotes cost savings and safety
New bus stops, shelters glowing green
Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART) new bus shelters and stops are getting brighter and greener thanks to solar-powered lighting.
Adding lighting at shelters and stops is expensive due to the high cost of electricity, construction costs and the periodic moving or removing of bus stops. These new solar-powered units provide a cost savings and they can be moved or relocated where they are the most effective.
Currently, DART has installed solar-powered bus stops at Haskell and Live Oak, Second and Jefferson, and Northwest Highway at Pickwick. Three new solar-powered shelters with solar-powered lighting are at Clark and Clarkridge, Harry Hines Blvd. at Royal Lane, and Scyene at Buckner.
DART has roughly 13,000 bus stops throughout its 13 member cities. Approximately 700 have shelters. Every new shelter built by DART from now on will have solar lighting if tree canopy and other factors permit. DART is also retrofitting earlier shelters so that in five years most will be illuminated with solar power.
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