YESCO Constructs 70 Transportation Shelters for Las Vegas
Sahara Express Shelters Crafted for Safety, High Winds, Searing Heat
May 9, 2012—YESCO designed and built 70 transit shelters for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. The shelters were engineered to withstand high winds and provide shade, comfort, security and information. Further, the RTC required shelters with bold, legible, appealing signage and self-contained, efficient lighting.
“The RTC’s exacting requirements provided a good challenge for us,” said Mitch Olorenshaw of YESCO, adding, “We’re always up for a challenge.”
For construction of the shelters, perforated screening was tested and retested until the correct balance of translucency was found. Maximum opacity is good for shade, but security requirements dictated that a see-through wall would be needed. Ergonomics were studied in the design of the most comfortable, yet utilitarian bench. State of the art coating was used for efficient removal of graffiti.
The sustainable power for each shelter is supplied via laminated photo-voltaic solar panels, specially developed to operate in high temperatures. The lighting levels within the RTC shelters further address user needs and security.
In addition, all prevailing accessibility requirements were addressed and accommodated by YESCO. Setback and right-of way conditions differ throughout the route, so more than one type of shelter was required. In all, YESCO designed and provided three types of shelters for the Sahara Express system.