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June 13, 2023  |   Posted In Uncategorized

149 Bus shelters delivered to Austin, Texas

Tolar Manufacturing Company begins delivering bus shelters to CapMetro in Austin, Texas in fulfillment of $8M multi-year agreement

Tolar Manufacturing Company, North America’s leader in the design and fabrication of award-winning transit shelters, has begun 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.

“With hot summer days quickly approaching, our team at Tolar is working diligently to deliver shade-providing bus shelters in Austin,” said Gary Tolar, President and CEO of Tolar Manufacturing Company. “Thinking about all the bus shelters we’ve supplied for cities across Texas over the last 30 years, it’s nice to know that residents from Corpus Christi to Dallas, to Fort Worth, and El Paso to Lubbock to Austin, will be getting some relief from the heat this summer while waiting for their bus.”

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.

“At CapMetro, our top priority is ensuring the comfort and safety of our customers. We’ve chosen a contemporary shelter design with perforated screens that facilitates good airflow and provides a sense of security for our customers. We’re thrilled to begin installation and know these new shelters will serve a practical purpose, while also enhancing the overall look and feel of our bus stops throughout the Central Texas region,” commented CapMetro Technical Program Manager Moraima Dones

About Tolar – Tolar Manufacturing Company has been producing best-in-class, distinctive Sense of Place™ street furniture solutions for transit agencies and outdoor advertising companies since its founding in 1991 by Gary Tolar. Producing over 35% of domestic transit street furniture, Tolar Manufacturing is North America’s leader in the design and fabrication of award-winning transit shelters, solar bus stop solutions, street furniture, digital information displays, and creatively sustainable public space amenities. The company operates out of a 53,000 square foot facility in Corona, California, and produces over 125 shelters a month, serving the public transportation industry, outdoor advertising companies, municipalities and more with over 600 designs and hundreds of customized solutions. Creating outdoor structures of durability and distinction that reflect the character of a community, that’s the Tolar Difference. – – 800-339-6165.

ABOUT CAPMETRO –  CapMetro connects people, jobs and communities by providing Central Texans with safe, high-quality and sustainable transportation alternatives. The agency provides over 70,000 daily weekday trips on its buses, trains, paratransit and vanpool vehicles and serves a population of more than 1.2 million in its 543-square-mile service area. The region’s transportation leader, CapMetro has invested in transit services like its High-Frequency Network, which moves more people, more reliably. CapMetro is committed to increasing regional mobility and, through Project Connect, will transform how people travel throughout Central Texas. Visit for more information.

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