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State of the Art Transit Facility Receives Excellence in Transportation Award
The City of Santa Clarita’s Transit Maintenance Facility received the 2007 Excellence in Transportation Award by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in the Transportation Related Facilities category.
Approximately 90 entries were received from across the State including: local and public agencies, private contractors and consultants, and Caltrans. Applications were reviewed by a panel consisting of professional engineers, environmental specialists, transportation planners, landscape design experts, and a historical architect.
“Caltrans is proud to showcase such great work through our annual awards programs. Excellence in transportation is a consistent, ongoing endeavor by Caltrans and its partners,” commented Will Kempton, Director of the California Department of Transportation.
The Transit Maintenance Facility, which received a “Gold” rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System in 2006, is a state of the art “green” building that allows the City to house, maintain and clean its fleet of buses, saving the City more than $1 million annually.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the prestigious California Department of Transportation because it acknowledges our City’s commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility,” commented Mayor Marsha McLean.
The facility includes an administration building, a bus maintenance building, an automated bus wash, diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and parking to accommodate 110 buses plus 163 automobile parking spaces.
The Transit Maintenance Facility is located in the Rye Canyon Industrial Park.
For additional information about the Transit Maintenance Facility or the Capital Improvements Division, please visit http://www.santa-clarita.com/cip/.