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Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority Rutan Facility Rehab & New Satellite Bus Facility

Livermore, California

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) Board decided to construct a new satellite bus operations and maintenance facility to accommodate their growing bus fleet, then utilize their existing facility, constructed in 1980, to operate and maintain their paratransit bus operation. Between these two facilities, LAVTA has enough capacity for its growth beyond the next 20 years. The Atlantis Court Facility will be the base of operation for up to 114 fixed-route buses, and the Rutan Court Facility will be the administration headquarters and base of operation for up to 50 paratransit buses. This decision reduced the cost of construction of the new facility and increased LAVTA’s operational facility site area between the two sites to 14 acres.

The new maintenance facility has 13 repair bays including three bays that are capable of maintaining 60-foot articulated buses. Separate fuel and wash buildings provide the servicing requirements for the fixed route bus fleet. The design also incorporates several strategies for sustainable design, including natural daylighting to reduce energy consumption, operable office windows in the operations and maintenance buildings, ‘cool roofs’ on all of the buildings, and pervious pavement for drive aisles in employee parking areas.

Project Highlights
• Facility designed to meet LEED Gold requirements.
• To enable the project to move forward as funding becomes available, phased construction was planned for each building.

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

114 buses

Site Size

9.3 acres

Facility Size

51,300 sf

Construction Cost

$28,000,000 (estimated)