Mayor Tours Metro Maintenance Facility Prior to Renovation
Metro Transit recently hosted Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway at Metro's garage and maintenance facility prior to the beginning of a major renovation project that is expected to last up to 5 years.
Staff gave Mayor Rhodes-Conway a tour of Metro’s bus garage and described the upcoming $55 million improvement project that will address employee health and safety needs, increase energy efficiencies, and prepare for the delivery of 3 all-electric buses in 2020.
The first phase of renovation about to get underway will improve air quality for Metro workers and retrofit the building to accommodate charging stations and taller all-electric vehicles. Solar panels will also be installed on the roof to offset some of the facility’s additional power needs.
Future phases of renovation include HVAC upgrades, a reconfiguration of the bus parking area to make it safer to maneuver through the facility and improvements to bus maintenance/repair areas.
Metro has also recently replaced the roof at its garage and maintenance facility due to significant leaking that caused damage to the roof deck. In addition to fixing leaks and repairing damage, the new roof is also more heavily insulated and will help conserve energy by greatly reducing heating loss.