RICK performed a Design-Build for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) South Bay Bus Maintenance Facility Improvements project.
The South Bay Bus Maintenance Facility Improvements project expanded upon the pre-existing MTS South Bay Bus Maintenance Facility. The scope of work included a new 50,000-square feet high-bay maintenance building, equipment alterations to the pre-existing maintenance building, a bus wash building, a new 12,000-square feet operations and administration building, uncovered paved parking for 240 buses, new paved public parking lot for 18 vehicles, site utility work, miscellaneous site structures and two emergency power generators.
Additionally, the South Bay Bus Maintenance Facility earned LEED® Silver Certification. The LEED® design strategy included natural daylighting, photovoltaic electricity generation, and a high-performance building envelope while simultaneously adhering to local water discharge standards. RICK proposed a complex bus washer with a highly efficient water reclamation system to enhance water conservation. The ingenuity of the bus wash and water reclamation system met and exceeded SANDAG’s expectations by discharging less water than the previous system, while servicing three times as many vehicles!