Solar Powered LED Lighting Being Installed on RDCK Transit Stops

The Regional District of Central Kootenay, in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, is pleased to announce a pilot project of solar powered LED bus stop lighting. The lights are being installed at select bus stops along the bus routes in the North Shore (Route 10), the Slocan Valley (Route 20), and between Nelson and Castlegar (Route 99 – Kootenay Connector).

The lights are powered by high efficiency solar panels and will automatically illuminate from dusk to dawn. Transit riders can by way of a button on the bus stop flag pole activate additional downward illumination, allowing transit drivers to safely and easily see riders.

Installation of the lights has begun, with all lights on select bus stops set to be installed by the end of September. If the lighting system proves to be effective the RDCK will consider expanding the lighting system along all of its bus routes.


For further information, please contact:

Randy Matheson

Research Analyst


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