A pilot project to improve rider safety carried out by Welland Transit last fall will be expanded to 12 bus shelters across the city if councillors approve a staff report Tuesday evening.

In a report, transit manager Dave Stuart said in September 2018 transit staff wanted to enhance safety for riders waiting on the platform at the East Main Street bus terminal.

“To that end, a vendor of solar lighting was selected who could provide a product, which would provide enough light to fully illuminate the large bus shelters on the platform, resist the weather elements, be vandal resistant, and maintain a charge to ensure a sustained level of illumination beyond our hours of evening service,” he said in the report.

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