The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that Madison Capital has been approved by the MTA Board to redevelop a 550,000 square-foot MTA-owned site on Gun Hill Road in the Baychester neighborhood of the Bronx and build the core and shell for an electric bus charging facility.
The approval followed a competitive request-for-proposals (RFP) process that called for proposals to develop the land adjacent to the existing Gun Hill Road Bus Depot as part of a larger industrial development.
Once all work is complete to redevelop the depot, it will be the first electric bus charging facility in the Bronx.
It will accelerate the MTA’s delivery of bus electrification and a goal of reaching a zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.
New York MTA's Bus Charging Facility
Systemwide, work on the path to a full transition by 2040 includes taking delivery of the pilot buses from MTA's 60 all-electric bus order, awarding the procurement of 470 all-electric buses, equipping bus depots with new charging infrastructure to support the MTA's growing electric bus fleet, and expanding a depot-based workforce training program for zero-emissions.
“Developing a new electric bus charging facility at Gun Hill Road Depot is another major step in the MTA’s ambitious effort to transition to a zero-emission bus fleet by 2040 — with benefits not only for the Bronx but extending to the entire metropolitan area,” said MTA CEO Janno Lieber. “Mass transit is the antidote to climate change, and we’re making this site one of North America’s greenest industrial facilities.”
In addition to its direct benefits for the MTA’s electric fleet, the request for proposals also encouraged bidders to incorporate energy conservation and green technology into its development, which will result in the installation of more electric vehicle technology within the larger development, as well as the placement of a solar panel array on the roof.