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Transpo Emil “Lucky” Reznik Operations Facility

South Bend, Indiana

The South Bend Public Transportation Corporation’s (Transpo) operations and maintenance facilities were aged, inadequately sized, and could not support the projected growth in the bus fleet. Maintenance Design Group helped to design their new facility which includes interior storage for up to 76 full-size buses and the ability to expand to accommodate up to 130 buses. It also features a state-of-the-art office area for the administrative functions and operations areas in an attached building. The facility allows for indoor circulation to the maintenance bays and through the service cycle (fuel and wash). They only need to leave the facility to go into service. The service facility includes eight maintenance bays (six of which are drive-through), a chassis wash bay, and specialty shop areas.

The facility was designed with a comprehensive set of sustainable features and systems earning certification as the first LEED Platinum transit operations and maintenance facility.

Project Highlights
• Bus storage area designed to expand to accommodate up to 54 more
• Advanced lower level work area designed for PM inspections.
• Pervious concrete pavement system helps minimize the amount of stormwater runoff and erosion.
• Energy use is constantly monitored to gauge conservation throughout the facility.
• Ground source heat pumps provide energy efficient heating and cooling at office areas.

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

76 buses initial fleet, 130 buses future fleet

Site Size

12 acres

Facility Size

159,500 square feet

Construction Cost