Phoenix begins construction on $50 million bus maintenance facility
The Phoenix Public Transit Department broke ground last week on a bus maintenance building in the southwest area of the city designed to service a fleet of 250 Valley Metro buses. Construction of the $50 million West
Transit Facility is partially funded by a 4/10 of a percent sales tax approved by residents in March 2000 and partially by federal grants.
“Building a maintenance and operating facility in west Phoenix will allow us to expand service and be more efficient in operating buses in the area,” said Mayor Phil Gordon at a Dec. 13 construction celebration event for the facility.
The four-building complex will include a 97,660-square-foot maintenance facility, administration/operations space, a wash building and a fueling building. Drive-through bays will allow 40- to 60-foot buses to enter and exit easily, and covered parking will cool temperatures inside the vehicles during hot weather.
Locally based Sundt Construction and RNL Design plan to complete construction by late 2007.