San Joaquin Valley Regional Transit District (RTD) runs a bus fleet of over 80 buses that cover Stockton, CA and its surrounding areas; servicing 1,489 miles with over 5 million rides per year.
The San Joaquin Valley RTD fleet of over 80 buses was primarily outfitted with acrylic window liners to deter graffiti on the bus glass. These panels cost approximately $25 per unit and were difficult to replace as well as to keep in stock. San Joaquin Valley RTD needed a more efficient and cost-effective way to replace these acrylic units.
GRAFFITI SHIELD SOLUTION | GLASS SHIELD
Glass Shield is a 4 and 6 mil thick graffiti abatement film designed as a clear, undetectable sacrificial coating on glass or other surfaces. Once damaged by vandals in the form of scratching, carving, or even acid, it can simply be removed and replaced giving the acrylic a “new like” appearance.
Graffiti Shield came onsite and helped install the first 20 buses. The team removed the acrylic panels, laid out the materials by part number and drawings, and trained one window at a time with the San Joaquin Valley RTD team.
Graffiti Shield was able to offer stocking capabilities, tools needed for installation, and onsite training.
After the training was completed, the rest of the fleet was retrofitted with Glass Shield.
San Joaquin Valley RTD now carries a complete inventory of all pieces needed for the fleet, along with all the necessary tools.
With an average cost now under $7 per piece, San Joaquin Valley RTD ultimately saved several hundred thousand dollars per year in anti-graffiti abatement. This allows them to utilize this savings towards other mechanical needs of the fleet.
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