Bus

D.C. Metro breaks ground on Va. bus facility

Posted on October 28, 2013

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) participated in the groundbreaking of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (Metro) Cinder Bed Road Bus Facility that will help improve transit service for thousands of Metrobus riders in Northern Virginia.

FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff joined Congressman Jim Moran and officials from Fairfax County, Alexandria and Metro at the event.  

“We have to keep buses, equipment and facilities in good shape if people are going to be able to rely on transit to get to work, school or other important appointments on time,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “This new bus facility is an excellent example of how investing in 21st century transportation options will better meet the needs of today’s riders and of future generations.”

The new bus facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage originally built in 1945. The state-of-the-art facility will feature new and more reliable equipment to improve the maintenance of 160 buses and accommodate newer, alternative fuel buses that require space and equipment that doesn’t exist at the current garage.

Metro expects to use approximately $58 million in FTA formula funds toward the $85 million project. The remaining cost will be covered by state and local funding sources. The new facility is expected to open in 2015.

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

More News

Denver RTD unveils its Flatiron Flyer BRT vehicle

The Flatiron Flyer buses, which were supplied by MCI and can carry 57 passengers each, are specially branded with a unique blue-and-sunrise-orange paint scheme designed by RTD and a U.S. 36 corridor stakeholder group.

Safe Fleet acquires Hadley's bus, motorcoach mirror product lines

The Hadley mirror business will remain in Elkhart, Ind., but will relocate from the Hadley site to its own production facility over the next few months. The management, engineering, customer service, administrative and production personnel of the Hadley mirror business will remain with the business and transition to Safe Fleet.

BusCon returns to Indy

Each year, more and more people look forward to BusCon as a chance to network, learn about new trends and technology, and gain the tools that are necessary to revitalize the way they tackle their own operations.

Project team wins award for N.Y. bus time displays

The countdown clocks were developed in part to address concerns about the overall accessibility of MTA’s Bus Time system, which sends wait-time information to riders via text message, a QR code scan, or over a web site.

Boston could benefit from more BRT, report says

The report argues that the city should be pushing for the “gold standard” of BRT. That would include a control station that monitors buses and ensures they come at well-spaced intervals and enclosed stops that shelter customers.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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