New Solar Stops!
We’ve listened — again! BATA is in the process of installing 5 new solar transit stops in key locations along its normal routes, known as "SolStops". When prompted with a push-button, these stops will illuminate to provide lighting for the passenger, as well as for the approaching bus to have a better visual of the transit stop. These SolStops are paid for by a generous grant from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians 2% Grant. These are to be fully installed by Spring 2019, with tentative locations and routes below.
Bayline: Ace Hardware @West Front Street, 6th Street @ Elmwood, East Front @ Fair Street
Route 2: Barlow St. Secretary of State branch
The final locations are still to be determined. (Have an idea? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org)
We've also installed 14 new solar shelters in our service areas. These shelters will allow for a more enjoyable riding experience for our passengers, especially in inclement weather. The shelters are built in two sizes: 6’ x 10’ and 4’ x 8’. The larger model will address accessibility needs while providing riders with a more comfortable environment. The smaller model will add convenience, allowing us to provide passengers access in areas with greater space restrictions.
In addition, riders will have access to our system-wide maps and brochures inside each solar shelter, providing our passengers with information as it is needed.
The new glass shelters will be solar lit for energy efficiency and cleaned on a regular basis.
Our current locations for the shelter installations include the following:
Route 10: Suttons Bay
Shady Lane Market
Route 11: Glen Arbor
Glen Arbor Oak at Western
Maple City Lions
Route 12: Interlochen
Blair Township Hall
Ric’s Food Store
Route 13: Kingsley
Route 14: Williamsburg
M-72 Park & Ride
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