Management & Operations

UTA breaks ground on new bus ops, maintenance, admin. facility

Posted on November 6, 2018

The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) recently broke ground on its new bus operations, maintenance and administration facility, known as the Depot District Clean Fuels Technology Center. Rendering: Stantec
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) recently broke ground on its new bus operations, maintenance and administration facility, known as the Depot District Clean Fuels Technology Center. Rendering: Stantec
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) recently broke ground on its new bus operations, maintenance and administration facility, known as the Depot District Clean Fuels Technology Center (DDCFT).

The facility will have the capacity to store, operate, maintain and service UTA’s current fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) and electric vehicles, with room for future expansion. Global architecture and design firm Stantec provided project management, planning, architecture, interior design, lighting design and sustainable design on the project.  

The DDCFT will be located on the historic site that was formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad yard and will have the capacity for 135 buses in Phase I, with expansion to 256 buses in Phase II. Designed for easy vehicle entry and exit, the DDCFT will be an all drive-through maintenance facility, meaning that buses won’t be required to back up to enter and exit.

The Utah Transit Authority's new facility is expected to be completed in 2021. Photo: Stantec
The Utah Transit Authority's new facility is expected to be completed in 2021. Photo: Stantec
The historic “Locomotive” Building, built in 1923, is the oldest and largest railroad building of its kind in Utah. Despite its age, this unique 72,000-square-foot historic building will be adapted and expanded into the 80,000-square-foot bus maintenance facility. A new 25,000-square-foot two-story facility will house all administration and operations functions. UTA will strive to maintain and preserve the structural integrity of the existing structure, repurposing existing materials and structures where possible.

The project is targeting LEED Gold certification and will be constructed to achieve a variety of sustainable goals to reduce environmental impact and optimize performance. Among the sustainable features: installation of a 1.1-megawatt photovoltaic system, heated floors throughout the facility, the reuse of existing materials from the original structure, and the implementation of modern translucent glazing systems to provide natural daylight and reduce glare.

The project is expected to be completed in 2021.

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

More News

Sound Transit revamps website revamped with the customer focus

New design offers improved mobile access, bolder visuals and speedy navigation.

Daimler Buses, Rally partner for on-demand ride-sharing using buses

Both envision high-occupancy vehicles as a solution to the mobility challenges of the future.

First Transit names new regional VP of operations

Jay Jeter has more than 18 years of transportation experience in areas such as operations, finance, legal, labor negotiations, and customer engagement and leadership.

LEED green building certification for new transit stations released

Complemented by LEED guidance that was released in 2017 for existing transit stations.

MassDOT issues RFP for transit action plan

The Lynn, Massachusetts study is anticipated to begin early next year and will include opportunities to create and improve access to transit locations and more.

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