Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority Selects Urban Solar Corporation For Solar Bus Stops

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  • Florence, SC (1888PressRelease) June 16, 2011 - Urban Solar Corporation (USC), a leading manufacturer of solar powered light emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions, has been awarded a contract to supply Solar Powered LED Bus Stop Systems to Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority (PDRTA) of Florence, South Carolina. Coupling powerful LED technology and intuitive power management with environmentally friendly solar power, USC's PV-Shelters and PV-Stop provide economical and practical solutions for any transit lighting application.

    With fixed route services offered to the City of Florence and surrounding areas, PDRTA sought a product that would offer a self-contained solar powered LED security light. Upon activation of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) push button, a white security down light is activated for awaiting bus passengers. PDRTA officials selected USC's PV-Stop solar-powered bus stop solution after a formal evaluation. As stated by Don Strickland, PDRTA's Transportation Manager, "We are very pleased with the exceptional customer service provided by USC. This type of project was very new to our organization and USC has helped PDRTA throughout the process. This partnership will eventually benefit our entire service area"

    "Urban Solar is honored to have been selected by the Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority for this award which demonstrates the transit focused features and benefits of our PV-Stop" states Jeff Peters, President, Urban Solar Corp. "The PV-Stop integrates solar energy with bright LED illumination that will result in an environmentally friendly and safe waiting area for PDRTA bus passengers and South Carolina residents".

    About the Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority

    PDRTA offers fixed route service to the City of Florence, the City of Darlington (DART), Commuter service between Hartsville-Darlington-Florence, and also Commuter service to the Grand Strand from Dillon, Marion and Florence Counties. Along with the fixed routes they provide demand-response transportation/para-transit services to six counties in the Pee Dee Region. PDRTA also provides contract services for human service agencies throughout the area. Last fiscal year, PDRTA transported 306,916 passengers totaling nearly 6 million vehicle miles. On an Average weekday PDRTA transports approximately 1,600 people.

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    About Urban Solar Corporation

    Urban Solar Corporation is a leading manufacturer of solar-powered LED lighting solutions for the public transit industry. Urban Solar's PV-Shelter and PV-Stop product offerings exceed industry requirements for a clean, safe environment within bus stops, shelters and street furniture. With over thirty years of design and installation experience, Urban Solar delivers the highest level of solar powered LED illumination in an integrated, reliable, customer focused design.
    For more information about Urban Solar's unique solar-powered LED transit bus shelter and bus stop lighting solutions, please visit and

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    Media Relations, press ( @ ) urbansolarcorp dot com
    778-430-5516 (T) 778-430-5517 (F)

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