Bus

GO Transit breaks ground on bus facility

Posted on May 14, 2013

Go Transit marked the start of construction on a new bus storage and maintenance facility in East Gwillimbury, which allows easy access to Highway 404 to meet increased demand for GO express service.

The new facility will include indoor bus storage for up to 36 buses and outdoor storage for four buses; indoor service bays for fueling, bus wash, inspection, cleaning and running repairs; building service support areas including equipment and storage rooms; and staff facilities and parking.

“The addition of a new GO Bus maintenance facility will provide long-term support for the growth, expansion and flexibility of GO Bus service in York Region, another example of The Big Move in action,” said Gary McNeil, GO Transit president.

The facility will aim to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification through the use of energy efficient systems, such as bus wash water recycling and other green initiatives. It will also feature an on-site fuelling station that will result in less travelling for buses not in service, saving money, time and reducing gas emissions. The expected completion date for this project is June 2014.

The total cost of the project is estimated at $20.5 million. The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are each contributing up to $9.05 million, funded through the GO Transit Improvement Program, a $500-million joint investment announced by the federal and provincial governments. The Government of Ontario through Metrolinx is contributing the remaining amount.

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

More News

L.A. Metro launching new, more frequent shuttle bus service

Shuttles will replace 60-foot Orange Line bus service to Warner Center.

Feds make $366M available to improve transit bus infrastructure

Projects eligible for this funding opportunity include those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, or purchase buses and related equipment.

Nova Bus wins 'Public Choice' award

The award recognizes the Montreal City Mobility project as part of which Nova designed and delivered three full-electric buses and two quick-charge stations.

MV Transportation names its 2018 Operator of the Year

John Moss from Reno, Nev., was named the national Katherine McClary Operator of the Year award winner from among 15,000 MV operators.

Alexander Dennis lands double-deck bus order

The 13 buses will have capacity for 120 passengers, 79 of them seated, and will enter service from July 2019 to replace and enlarge tl’s double-deck fleet.

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