Projects – Municipalities

City Lights installed bus shelters with LED bus tracker communication systems, and JCDecaux Street Furniture City Information Panels (CIPs) and newsstand kiosks as part of the City of Chicago’s upgrade and beautification project that began in 2003 and continues today.

Mindful of the city’s businesses, shopping, and entertainment venues, teams worked around the clock and overnight to minimize disruptions during high-volume traffic times. These new structures are seen and used 24/7 by the city’s 3 million residents and visitors, providing superior coverage and advertising opportunities throughout the city, including the Loop, the Magnificent Mile, the Theater District, State Street, River North, Millenium Park, Gold Coast, Navy Pier and the Museum Campus.

Work completed included:

  • Removing old bus shelters and restoring concrete and asphalt
  • Installing conduit and running electricity to over 2500 bus shelters and approx. 75 CIPs
  • Working at night in the “downtown” retail and business office area to install new, free-standing, backlit CIPs
  • Providing electrical power and phone line cable for newsstand kiosks – creating backlit advertising space in the city’s busiest shopping and business districts.
  • Installing LED “bus tracker” signs on bus shelters to communicate, in real time, where buses are on a map and their estimated time of arrival.