Tolar delivers innovative accessible mini bus shelters to Houston Southeast

Tolar delivers innovative accessible mini bus shelters to Houston Southeast Image credit: Tolar Manufacturing Company

Tolar Manufacturing Company has entered into an agreement with Greater Southeast Management District (Houston Southeast) to manufacture, deliver, and install 14 new 10-ft Sunset “Mini” bus shelters in Houston, Texas. The shelters have been customized with design solutions to meet accessibility requirements at sites with limited right-of-way access. 

Eleven of the 14 bus shelters have already been installed in the area, with three more planned to be in place by July 2024.

The new Sunset “Mini” shelters feature a full-sized 10-ft shelter roof over a customized base which provides shelter, lighting, and seating on a reduced footprint. This design allows the District to place shelters at bus stops where a full-sized shelter is not possible, assisting in their mission to bring more shelters to more locations. 

Each shelter is equipped with solar-powered LED security lighting overhead and LED accent lighting on the shelter front, along with Greater Southeast Management District branding and logos. Each installation includes an aluminum, 48-inch post-mount Mesa bench and a 20-gallon post-mount aluminum trash receptacle to ensure that riders have a comfortable experience at the bus stop.

These shelters offer agencies an opportunity to bring shade and comfort to places where they previously were unable due to space limitations or other site constrictions.”

Source: Tolar Manufacturing Company