A centralized facility to consolidate the operations and maintenance functions of the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD).

The Regional Transportation Center (RTC) is a 136,000-square-foot centralized facility that consolidates the operations, maintenance, and administrative functions of the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD).  The RTC was designed to support the growing transportation needs of San Joaquin County over the next 30 years.  The facility was completed November 2015, on time and under budget.  The project was funded by the Federal Transit Administration, Measure K (the half-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation projects in San Joaquin County), and the State of California Proposition 1B Program—putting tax dollars to work in a community that needed the work.

The RTC replaced an aging, overcrowded facility originally designed for a fleet of only 50 buses, less than half of RTD’s current fleet.  Prior to construction, RTD was hampered by operational issues associated with geographically separated facilities.  The RTC dramatically improves operational efficiency and safety, and provides the required capacity needed to expanded transportation services within San Joaquin County.  A Fuel and Wash Building accommodates servicing up to four buses simultaneously and supports brake and tire repair.  These improvements directly benefit RTD’s customers by lowering operating costs while also enabling RTD to provide cleaner, better-maintained buses even more efficiently.  In addition, the RTC was built to consume less energy, thereby reducing environmental impacts while supporting regional public transit services.  The RTC is a prime example of transit excellence through a collaborative partnership and can be a blueprint for constructing transit facilities for other agencies.

JOB GROWTH

  • Projected creation of 900+ new jobs
  • Immediate construction jobs for the area’s unemployed
  • New long-term jobs made possible by reduced
    maintenance and operation costs
ENVIRONMENT

  • Support of RTD’s ongoing Environmental Management (ESMS) efforts and ISO 14001 compliance
  • Elimination of pollution created by driving vehicles between facilities
  • Reduction of deadhead miles due to proximity to highways
EFFICIENT USE OF FUNDS

  • Cost-saving operational practices built into the design of the facility
  • Enhanced ability to increase transportation services
    by reducing operating costs; contributing to region’s
    economic competitiveness
INFRASTRUCTURE

  • More efficient maintenance, fueling, and washing of buses
  • Capacity to increase fleet size
  • Higher security of staging areas
  • Improved emergency response capabilities
LIVABILITY

  • Vehicle congestion relief and improved air quality Infill redevelopment of RTD’s current, obsolete Metro facility
  • Expanded coordination of human service transportation
  • Situated at the intersection of two major arterials and adjacent to Park-and-Ride lot
  • Development adjacent to an existing Type III bikeway

To learn more about the Regional Transportation Center (RTC) Project, call (209) 467-6665.

 

 

 

PDF  PRESS RELEASE: San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) Breaks Ground on $51.1 Million Regional Transportation Center

 

 

FUNDING PARTNERS:


FTA

Caltrans

GROUNDBREAKING EVENT SPONSORS:


Regional Transportation Center
Key Facts:

  • More efficient maintenance, fueling, and washing of buses
  • Capacity to increase fleet size
  • Cost-saving operational practices built into the design of the facility
  • New long-term jobs made possible by reduced maintenance and operation costs

 

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