Via Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments

Some CARTA bus stops will soon be a little brighter with the addition of lights mounted on top of roadside signs across town.

In all, CARTA said it will install 151 solar-powered LED lights to mark stop locations and shine a little light in the area around where folks will hop on the bus, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments said in a press release on Friday. In all, CARTA has 857 stops systemwide.

“In a recent market analysis, shelters and improvements at stops were among the top five improvements needed to encourage new riders to transit who are currently using other modes of travel,” said CARTA Chairman Mike Seekings, who also serves on Charleston City Council.

The lights were paid for partially with federal dollars, which covered 80% of the project’s $181,000 price tag.

About half of the light are already in place, according to the agency.