LA Metro Opens Large CNG Bus Maintenance Facility
Earlier this month, LA Metro inaugurated Division 13, a new state of the art bus maintenance and operations facility in downtown Los Angeles. Division 13 will serve as a bus maintenance, operations and service facility with a multi-level parking garage that accommodates 200 CNG buses, fueling equipment, transportation offices and support areas. The facility, which sits on a 7.4 acre footprint, received $53.2 million in federal funding toward the $120 million total project cost.
“Maintenance buildings have the potential to go beyond the significant function they serve in ensuring that our transportation system operates in a safe and reliable manner, to being models of great design and sustainability,” said Metro Chair and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Division 13 bus maintenance bays use sustainable design features that will achieve a Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating from the US Green Building Council.