Tolar Manufacturing Co. began delivering 149 bus shelters in the first year of a five-year contract with Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in Austin, Texas.
Since 2016, Tolar Manufacturing, through separate competitive-bid contracts, has delivered over 300 bus shelters now installed throughout CapMetro’s service area as the agency continues delivering on its Coordinated Bus Stop Street Furniture Program.
With the fulfillment of this agreement, over 850 Tolar Manufacturing built bus shelters and their amenities will be providing a comfortable, safe place for the people of Central Texas to await their bus.
Tolar and CapMetro’s Partnership
With this latest agreement in Austin, Tolar Manufacturing is delivering 139, 12-ft and 10, 14-ft Signature Brazos model bus shelters from April through August, and an additional 125 shelters over each of the next four years.
The bus shelters have been customized to meet the specific needs of CapMetro riders and the unpredictable central Texas weather. Designed to withstand extreme wind, heavy rain, and intense sun typical in Central Texas, the CapMetro shelters incorporate weather-protecting solid aluminum roof panels and perforated metal walls to provide the most shade and weather protection for passengers.
Highly visible, large banner signs provide space for street-side agency branding while E-paper real-time information signs can be easily installed on the shelters by CapMetro, along with solar lighting to enhance passenger safety and aid bus operators to easily identify shelter occupancy during night service.