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Manatee County Area Transit Administration/Operations and Maintenance Facility

Bradenton, Florida

Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) previously operated out of facilities on a shared campus with Manatee County Public Works. Their old space was inadequate for the present fleet size and does not allow for future growth. In addition, there was poor circulation, lack of secure storage space, and outdated and inaccessible fuel and wash facilities.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, MDG helped to program, plan, and design the new administrative/operations and maintenance facility to remedy these issues, as well as provide a master plan to allow for future growth on a new 34-acre site. The new facility includes office and support areas for Transit Administration and Operations staff, 4 running repair bays, 2 major repair bays, 2 PM/Inspection Bays, associated shop space, a secure parts room, and additional storage space. The site master plan incorporates necessary retention ponds as well as a future 12-bay multi-modal transit center.

Project Highlights
• Master plan incorporates a future multi-modal transit center.
• Using departmental affinities, the new facility was designed for maximum efficiency.

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

142 buses

Site Size

34 acres

Facility Size

122,100 square feet

Construction Cost

$14,000,000 (estimated)