StarMetro upgrades lighting in CK Steele Plaza - Tallahassee News | ABC 27 WTXL: News

StarMetro upgrades lighting in CK Steele Plaza

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:39 pm | Updated: 1:50 pm, Thu Mar 28, 2013.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- StarMetro is upgrading the C.K. Steele plaza with brand new lighting.

These upgrades are part of StarMetro’s ongoing effort to revitalize the aging facility, which was originally constructed in 1985. Workers will be removing fauty skylights and adding lighting in an effort to make riders feel safer. 

“Our goal in upgrading the lighting at C.K. Steele Plaza is to make our customers feel comfortable and safe while waiting for the bus,” said Ivan Maldonado, interim director for StarMetro.

Construction will begin on the north side of the plaza closest to Tennessee Street first. During this time, all north side gates will be temporarily relocated to the south side. After the north side is complete, construction will take place on the south side of the plaza closest to Duval Street. During this time, all south side gates will be temporarily relocated to the north side. Signs will be placed throughout the plaza letting customers know of the temporary gate change. Staff expects to wrap-up construction within six to eight weeks.

Over the past six months, StarMetro has made several improvements to C.K. Steele Plaza, including resealing the ceiling, installing new trash receptacles and signing a contract with a new cleaning vendor.

“All in all, we hope that these improvements and other planned improvements for the future will help make C.K. Steele Plaza a treasure for our customers and the downtown area,” said Maldonado.

For more information about StarMetro services, please call StarMetro’s main office at 850-891-5200 or visit Other ways to view information include liking StarMetro’s official Facebook page at or following the organization on Twitter at

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.