Brantford Transit users no longer in the dark

When night workers in Brantford’s northwest industrial park head for the bus shelter in front of Western Waffles, they are no longer left in the dark.

A pilot solar LED lighting project, sparked by Brantford councillor James Calnan, ensures that there will be plenty of bright light for workers waiting for Brantford Transit buses at that location.

Calnan approached ProQuip International, a local “green communities” company, with an idea to do a test project at the bus shelter on Savannah Oaks Drive, in front of Western Waffles. Pattison Sign Group, which has an agreement with the City of Brantford for municipal bus shelter advertising, threw its support behind Calnan, as well. “This is how we work, with creative solutions and local business,”said Calnan, a mayoral candidate in Brantford’s upcoming municipal election.

ProQuip, based in Brantford on Dalkeith Drive, agreed to donate and install the solar LED lighting, which is already up and running. ProQuip president Sam Tavernese said “that this project once again demonstrates the promise of solar lighting which is providing public areas with acceptable light levels and making them safer, protecting the environment and saving energy dollars.

“We appreciate the efforts of Pattison Sign Group in allowing us to use this shelter as a demonstration of the promise, and the co-ordinated efforts of Councillor Calnan and Elisabeth van der Made (Transit Operations Manager for the City of Brantford) for their participation in bringing this project together.” Tavernese said ProQuip looks forward to further developments with Pattison Sign Group in the area of solar and LED lighting. He said such projects will hopefully lead to his company’s growth in these sectors.

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