Accessibility

Mo. unveils $2.6M ARRA-funded bus facility

Posted on June 13, 2013

A rendering of the new transit bus maintenance and administration facility in Macon County, Mo. The facility will significantly improve the efficient operation of transit buses that serve a growing ridership in 87 counties across Missouri. Photo courtesy of FTA. 
A rendering of the new transit bus maintenance and administration facility in Macon County, Mo. The facility will significantly improve the efficient operation of transit buses that serve a growing ridership in 87 counties across Missouri. Photo courtesy of FTA. 

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) opened a new transit bus maintenance and administration facility in Macon County, Mo. The facility will significantly improve the efficient operation of transit buses that serve a growing ridership in 87 counties across Missouri.

The FTA provided 100% of funding for design, and construction of the $2.65 million facility through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funding for the facility was part of a $14.6 million grant awarded to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The facility’s owner, OATS Inc., is a private, nonprofit corporation providing demand-response and fixed-route transportation for senior citizens, people with disabilities and the rural general public in Missouri.

The 10,000-square-foot facility will provide bus storage and maintenance areas for up to 12 transit vehicles and house the OATS Northeast regional offices.

The new facility replaces an outmoded building that lacked office space and had no maintenance, bus wash or storage capacity. Buses that had been stored in various outdoor locations without any protection from inclement weather will now be protected. These improvements mean less wear and tear on vehicles and more efficient transit service for years to come.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Mismanagement, service failures cited in N.Y. MTA paratransit audit

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers left stranded; 2.5 million pick-up and drop-off times may have been manipulated to show more favorable performance and less than 50% of one car service’s trips were on-time, according to the New York City Comptroller audit.

Laketran buys 12 paratransit vehicles to meet Dial-a-Ride demand

The new buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift, fold-up seats to accommodate up to four wheelchairs, slip-resistant flooring, an electronic transit door, and a central heating and cooling unit.

Uber to launch ADA-friendly service in Chicago

The new rides, offered through a two-tiered product called UberAccess, will let customers request wheelchair-accessible vehicles or rides helmed by drivers with special training.

Valley Metro, regional paratransit providers do away with transfers

Peoria's acting public works and utility director said for residents a trip that now take two hours to get into Phoenix will drop to about a half hour.

Translink CEO addresses fare gate accessibility concerns

Attendants are meant to be present at accessible transit stations at all times to help any passengers who are unable to physically tap their Compass cards at the gate themselves.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close