Bus

TheRide's park and ride lot wins PWA award

Posted on January 24, 2011

The Plymouth Road Park & Ride Lot, constructed by the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (TheRide), was selected by the Metro Detroit Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) as its 2010 Project of the Year.

APWA awarded the recognition to TheRide for "reducing traffic congestion and improving parking availability in the City of Ann Arbor by constructing a parking facility implementing environmentally preferred best management practices."

Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment Inc. (OHM), the engineering consulting firm for the project, submitted the nomination to APWA for consideration in its "transportation less than $5 million" category.

The Park & Ride Lot was built to provide commuter parking coupled with a transit shelter internal to the site. The lot features 245 vehicular spaces, including handicap van accessible, compact parking, five-minute parking and electrical vehicle parking spaces. The parking facility also provides a standing pad, shelter and benches for bus passengers, amenities for bicycle storage and storage lockers.

The lot was dedicated in ceremonies held on May 10, 2010. Usage of the lot has grown from 60 vehicles on it first day to a current average of 150 vehicles daily.

The Park & Ride project, which was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is currently under committee review for APWA statewide recognition with a determination expected in late March, 2011.

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

More News

Via, Keolis Downer launch Aus. on-demand service

The Newcastle service will initially span the neighborhoods of Warners Bay, Gateshead, Charlestown, and Dudley.

N.Y. MTA launches all-electric bus pilot program

MTA will test 10 new buses by Proterra and New Flyer with the hope of ordering an additional 60 all-electric buses.

MCI unveils redesigned buses at UMA

Check out MCI's latest advancements at UMA, Booth 479. 

All New Flyer facilities now capable of building battery-electric buses

The Anniston, Ala., facility now joins all other New Flyer locations with capability to manufacture the Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric bus, including Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Crookston and St. Cloud, Minn.

CCW hosts facility tour for Calif. Transit Association attendees

Attendees were escorted by CCW key personnel in a 50-passenger tram through several production areas, which included welding, fabrication, engine repowering, and other work areas that spotlighted full bus rehabilitation, accident repairs, electrification processes, and aftersales service.

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