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University of Wyoming Transit Equipment Facility

Laramie, WY

The operations of Transpark, the University of Wyoming’s Transit and Parking Services Department, was physically spread out across the campus in spaces inadequate for both current needs and future growth. The combination of new transit routes, consolidation of transit services, and steady university student population growth was positioning Transpark to double their fleet size over the next 20 years. Their current facility was shared with the University fleet services and only afforded the most basic of maintenance services. Their current administrative offices were located in an adapted residential building that had security and ADA deficiencies.

Maintenance Design Group teamed with a local architect and civil engineer to prepare a space program and master plan to accommodate the growth of fleet and personnel. The University had selected a site on the northern portion of campus with a non-rectilinear shape and topographic challenges. Through the charrette process, the team was able to create a conceptual building design and master plan that would allow for growth in Transpark’s operations over the next 20 to 40 years. MDG also helped solve the challenges of the department’s varied and evolving fleet of 30-, 40-, and 45-foot buses as well as small and large vans with a flexible arrangement of four maintenance bays and heated storage for 16 vehicles. This final design allowed Transpark to build a modern facility that would allow them to maintain a wide range of vehicles and provide a more comprehensive level of services. This project was designed to meet University mandated LEED Silver Certification goals.

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

13 buses, 26 master-planned buses

Site Size

5 acres

Facility Size

42,000 square feet

Construction Cost

$6,000,000 (est.)