Winnipeg Transit Bus Maintenance Garage Expansion Project
Winnipeg Transit's bus fleet has outgrown the maintenance and technology capacity of the main repair facility at 421 Osborne (Fort Rouge Garage). Winnipeg Transit is proposing to build an extension on the west end of the current Fort Rouge garage maintenance facility. This maintenance expansion will see upgrades to meet the technological advancements that have been made to the bus fleet over the past decade as well as additional maintenance bays to meet the maintenance demand of the current and future fleet size.
A downloadable version of the garage expansion project timeline is available here: Ft Rouge Garage Expansion timeline.pdf
The primary vehicle maintenance facility operated by Winnipeg Transit is the vehicle overhaul and repair shop at the Fort Rouge Garage, located at 421 Osborne Street. Approximately 95% of the maintenance activities that support fleet operations are housed at this location. The main facilities at the Fort Rouge Garage are nearly 50 years old and many of the building systems have reached the end of their useful life. To meet current and future demand, Winnipeg Transit is proposing to expand its Fort Rouge Garage bus maintenance facility.
- The project will:
- Engage with neighbours and stakeholders to identify their interests and concerns.
- Include an expansion to the existing Transit bus maintenance garage to address space deficiencies, service demands, and technology changes faced by Winnipeg Transit.
- Be located at the west end of the existing maintenance garage that runs parallel to Brandon Avenue.
- Be staged in a manner that operations in the existing maintenance garage will not be impeded during the construction project.
- Be constructed as a design-build project.
- Be funded by all three levels of government.
- Be subject to funding agreements prior to commencement.
- Achieve at least LEED® Silver certification through the Canada Green Building Council.
- Project Benefits:
- Winnipeg Transit’s maintenance garage expansion will meet current and future technology demands of an expanding bus fleet.
- Winnipeg Transit’s maintenance garage expansion will meet current and future servicing space requirements and will result in reductions to maintenance wait times.
- Winnipeg Transit’s maintenance garage expansion will address space deficiencies which will result in greater efficiency is servicing transit vehicles.
- Winnipeg Transit’s maintenance garage expansion will provide the citizens of Winnipeg with improved service reliability and a reduction in the number of out of service vehicles.
- Parking Relocation:
- The transit garage expansion will be built on an area that is an existing employee gravel parking lot and employee parking will need to be relocated as part of this project. The proposed location for the relocated parking lot is on Brandon Avenue, directly adjacent to the transit garage expansion (See Parking Relocation Map). This site is owned by the City of Winnipeg and can be integrated into the existing Transit Garage campus.
- While the relocated parking lot is being constructed, two temporary parking lots are being proposed to ensure that there is parking for Winnipeg Transit employees during construction. One temporary lot is being proposed on the vacant site located on the southwest corner of Osborne Street and Glasgow Avenue and the second temporary lot is being proposed on Mulvey Avenue behind the Mulvey Market. The existing active transportation path will be integrated into the design of the relocated parking lot.
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Stakeholder sessions are going to be held in early January 2017 to discuss the project with key stakeholders such as local groups, businesses and residents. An information session will follow stakeholder meetings which will inform the community and public about the conceptual plans for the garage expansion. Input from stakeholder meetings and the public information session and will be considered as part of the design build proposals.
You are invited to the public information session to learn more about the transit garage expansion project.
Call Brock Feenstra (MMM Group) at 204-943-3178 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard copy surveys will be available at the information session, but if you would prefer to fill out an online survey, please review the information session materials and complete the online survey. The online survey will be available until January 27, 2017.
Those who may require alternate formats or interpretation in order to participate should contact Brock Feenstra, MMM Group by January 12, 2017 at 204-943-3178 or email@example.com
A second Information Session will be held in the Spring/Summer of 2017 to present a more detailed design of the building expansion.
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The estimate for the combined project is $53.2 million including a 20 per cent construction contingency. The project will not proceed without a Class 3 estimate.
Date added: January 5, 2017
This project will be financed through a combination of the following:
Date added: January 3, 2017
Substantial completion is anticipated in Spring of 2019, and Total completion in Fall of 2019.
Date added: January 5, 2017
The addition should not increase traffic on Brandon Avenue. Transit staff using the proposed parking area will be required to use the main entrance off of Osborne Street.
Date added: January 3, 2017
Winnipeg Transit's maintenance garage expansion will have an impact on staff parking. During construction two temporary parking lots will be created for staff. As part of the project a new permanent lot is being proposed to accommodate staff who parked in the lot where the new maintenance facility is being built.