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

The Regional Transportation Center (RTC) will replace an aging, overcrowded facility originally designed for a fleet of only 50 buses, less than half of RTD’s fleet of 133 buses. RTD has expanded beyond the capacity of its current facilities. RTD requires a consolidated facility to maintain and expand efficient operations. The RTC will be built on the property that RTD acquired as a temporary “overflow” site, where buses are parked and light maintenance is performed in a converted warehouse.

The RTC will dramatically improve operational efficiency and safety, and provide the required capacity needed to expand transportation services within San Joaquin County. A new Fuel and Wash Building will accommodate servicing up to four buses simultaneously and will also support brake and tire repair.

These improvements will directly benefit RTD’s customers by lowering operating costs while also enabling us to provide cleaner, better maintained buses even more efficiently. Through this increased efficiency, RTD should be able to increase services on the street. And the RTC will be built to consume less energy, thereby reducing environmental impacts while supporting regional
public transit services.

Groundbreaking Event:

In March 2014, RTD begins construction on the Fuel and Wash Building and Maintenance Building. RTD is putting funding to work to bring the benefits of this state-of-the-art facility to the area, while providing crucial construction jobs to a region devastated by the housing market collapse.

Project Benefits:

The Regional Transportation Center supports San Joaquin RTD’s mission to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region. The RTC will serve as the hub of a more robust transit system for San Joaquin County, which in turn will support RTD’s commitment to our customers and our community.

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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