Metro's new Division 13 facility will be located adjacent to Metro headquarters near Union Station and is planned to accommodate and provide service for up to 200 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses and will include up to a 16,300 square- foot bus operations administration building and up to a 500,000 square-foot bus maintenance building. Renderings courtesy of Maintenance Design Group and RNL Design
Here are the renderings of the Metro project that was awarded funding by the FTA’s “State of Good Repair” bus initiative yesterday. (See previous post)
Metro plans to use the funding to construct a new three-story bus operations and maintenance facility in downtown Los Angeles to meet the agency’s demand for bus service.
A work-in-progress until killed by budget constraints, the funding opportunity resurrected the maintenance facility.
Design and entitlement work for the project have already been completed and the project is expected to go out to bid for contractors in January. Construction could start as soon as June and the project is scheduled to be complete in spring 2013.
The downtown facility has been designed to achieve Gold certification in accordance with the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines and will provide a platform to perform modernization and upgrades to other aging bus maintenance facilities across Los Angeles County. Rendering courtesy of Maintenance Design Group and RNL Design
This is awesome and gives some style and design to buildings and groups that generally don’t get those resources.