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Urban Solar Awarded Contract With Topeka Metro

Urban Solar has been awarded a five-year contract to supply solar powered LED lighting systems to Topeka metro.

After a competitive bidding process, Urban Solar’s shelter lighting solutions won the top pick. “We chose Urban Solar because their product is of proven quality and the price is very reasonable,” says Chip Falldine, Chief Financial Officer for Topeka Metro.

The stand-alone, solar-powered bus shelter lighting solution reduces the need for disruptive and expensive trenching for utility poles to each bus shelter. All Urban Solar Products are UL Listed as complete solar lighting systems.

“Topeka Metro is an innovative agency and a leader for efficiency and renewable technology use within its bus stop and transit operations,” says Ben Guriel, Senior Business Development Manager at Urban Solar. “This competitive award is further evidence of Urban Solar’s technology – high-performance, reliable and independently safety certified solar-powered LED lighting solutions.”

About Topeka Metro

Topeka Metro, or the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority, is the fixed-route public transportation operator in the city of Topeka, Kansas. It carries passengers Monday through Saturday on 14 routes on weekdays and 11 routes on Saturdays. In 2008, it carried a record 1.8 million riders. During its service hours, Topeka Metro also runs a paratransit service.

Founded in 1973, the Topeka Metro is governed by a board of seven directors that serve four-year terms. In April 2015, Topeka Metro launched the state’s first bike-share system, Topeka Metro Bikes.

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