WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Metro says it will replace over 13,000 parking garage light fixtures in the next year.
Metro has awarded a zero-cost, performance-based contract for the replacement, a key part of Metro's Sustainability Agenda.
Under the 10-year contract, outdated and inefficient lighting will be replaced with new high-efficiency LED lighting that will create a brighter environment for riders, use less electricity, and lower costs, according to Metro officials.
The contract was awarded to Philips Electronics, which will be funded entirely through the resulting $2 million in energy and maintenance savings.
Metro has 25 parking facilities that will benefit from the improved lighting.
"Today's contract award advances our commitment to improving the system's infrastructure for our customers for years to come," said Richard Sarles, Metro General Manager and CEO. "This high-efficiency LED lighting overhaul not only means increased safety and visibility for riders, but also a 68 percent reduction in energy consumption at these facilities."