The two WSU Spokane bus shelters along Riverpoint Boulevard recently came alight with solar-powered fixtures – a first among the city’s bus shelters.
The work by Facilities Operations fulfills safety requests by students and staff for better lighting on campus, said Jon Schad, FacOps director, especially as the dark winter months approach. But the fixtures also fulfill the need for “green.”

“This project corresponds with our goals to reduce energy consumption and use sustainable technology,” Schad said.

Light fixtures were funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration and installed by the Spokane Transit Authority (STA). WSU collaborated with STA on site preparation.
The brighter outlook is expected to spread to more of the campus sometime this academic year. FacOps has funding from the WSU minor capital improvement program for lighting at crosswalks on Riverpoint Boulevard.