One of several successful projects accomplished in collaboration between Maintenance Design Group and LA Metro, the Division 13 Bus Operating and Maintenance Facility is exemplary, featuring state-of-the-art and sustainable design features. From energy-producing photovoltaic solar panels to light reflective concrete floors, every aspect was designed to provide benefits to LA Metro for many years to come. The facility features an advanced system of storm water reclamation and reuse for bus washing. Many materials used in construction contain a high recycled content.
With a cleaner future in mind, this facility was designed to house a 100% CNG fueled fleet of buses. The most advanced technologies in CNG fueling have been incorporated for bus fueling. As one of the most advanced transit facilities in the nation, the overall goal was to provide LA Metro with its first new bus facility in 30 years thus replacing aging maintenance facilities in the Metro system with a facility that cost less to operate and maintain.
MDG took on the challenge of coordinating an urban, multi-level facility, while incorporating many technologically-advanced and sustainable features. MDG lead a dynamic, multi-disciplined Design Team which planned, designed, and provided construction support for this benchmark LA Metro bus facility project.
The February 8, 2016 ribbon cutting ceremony and media event was attended by several MDG staff including, Don Leidy, Darren Pynn, Kai Fishman, Jared Weismantel, Cat To, Amit Roy, Negar Sarbaz, and Sergio Colominas.