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Kenosha Transit Operations & Maintenance Facility

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Kenosha Area Transit, a department of the City of Kenosha, operates the bus and trolley rail service in Kenosha and the surrounding areas. Their bus operations and maintenance facilities were very inadequate and could not support the projected growth in the bus fleet.

Maintenance Design Group was selected as an integral member of a multi-disciplined design team to develop the space needs requirements, prepare a site master plan, and develop the functional and equipment requirements for the new facility. It includes a state-of-the-art office area for the administrative functions and an operations areas in an attached building. The service functions (fuel and wash) are incorporated into the storage areas to minimize interior circulation. The maintenance areas include six maintenance bays (two drive-through), a chassis wash bay, and shop areas. Due to harsh weather conditions, the maintenance areas are directly attached to the bus storage area to enable buses to remain in the same building to be maintained or serviced.

Project Highlights
• Bus storage area designed for expansion to accommodate up to 20 additional buses.
• Sustainable features incorporated into design include large natural light monitors and lighting control systems.
• The facility configuration allows all buses to circulate internally for maintenance and service cycle.
• Tax Increment Financing (TIF) was the primary project funding mechanism.

Services Provided
Preliminary Design
Space Needs Program
Facility Needs Assessment
Master Plan/Concept Design
Design Criteria
Equipment Industrial Design
Construction Administration
Fleet Size

65 buses

Site Size

25 acres

Facility Size

138,800 square feet

Construction Cost

$13,300,000