The next time you wait for a bus in Tallahassee you may find a nice shady spot to sit down. The city is getting 40 new bus shelters over the course of the next two weeks.
This first one was unveiled Tuesday morning on South Adams Street. All of the new shelters have solar lighting, comfortable seats and shelter to keep riders cool and dry.
"This is needed. We have all these students here that don't have transportation, and then with the upgrades that they're doing to the buses, this is great, and even people in the neighborhoods who don't have transportation, this is good for them also, and now it'll even save some gas," said Southside resident Mattie Greene.
Bus shelters are just one upgrade for StarMetro. The city has also added new buses with bike racks, upgraded seats and several hi-tech features.