Tolar Manufacturing Co. was awarded a contract to design and build 90 transit shelters over a period of five years for Capital Metro (CapMetro) in Austin, Texas. Having delivered 153 shelters for the agency in 2019 and 69 shelters in 2016, the new agreement will bring the total number of Tolar-built shelters for CapMetro to over 300.
Through the inclusive procurement, Tolar Manufacturing will supply all components of the shelters as CapMetro continues delivering on its Coordinated Bus Stop Street Furniture Program for new and existing bus stops.
Under the supply contract, Tolar Manufacturing will deliver a complete shelter package, which includes the shelter along with an agency branded banner and solar lighting, provided by Urban Solar, integrated into the fabrication of the shelters. The new all-inclusive procurement showcases Tolar Manufacturing’s ability to be a one-stop solution for best-in-class transit shelters, rail platforms, and BRT stations.
Designed to withstand extreme wind and heavy rain loads typical in Central Texas, the CapMetro shelters incorporate a weather-protecting aluminum roof and perforated metal walls designed to be installed at either the front or rear of the shelter as well as on each end. The shelters, based on Tolar Manufacturing’s Signature series, will also incorporate a highly visible agency branding banner. The shelters will be fabricated in two sizes. Seventy, 12-1/2-foot shelters with a standard five-foot deep roof will be delivered in combination with 20, 14-foot shelters that have a much deeper seven-foot deep footprint and standard front windscreen integrated into the design.