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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Fred Cavanah, (209) 577-5298
Release Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 3:15:00 PM

Modesto’s New Bus Maintenance Facility Completed

On Tuesday, July 10th, the City of Modesto cut the ribbon on a new Bus Maintenance Facility located at 1609 8th Street.  This new $17.8 million facility, designed by VBN Architects and built by EMJ Construction, was designed to accommodate the maintenance and operational needs of the City’s MAX (Modesto Area Express) transit system, which serves the Modesto urban area. 

The City is responsible for the maintenance of MAX buses and will occupy a portion of the building, while the remaining space will house the private firm that operates the MAX buses under contract to the City. 

The new facility has parking for 70 buses and provides for expansion in the future.  There are seven maintenance bays and an exterior bus wash.  A fuel and service building provides for high speed fueling and efficient interior bus cleaning.

Funding for approximately 90% of the total project cost came from six Federal and three State sources.  Local sources of funding included Local Transportation Fund (LTF), Transit Fund Insurance proceeds, and Fleet Maintenance Funds.  All funding sources could only be used for transit facilities such as this bus maintenance facility.

City and other officials joined the opening ceremonies and welcoming comments were made by Mayor Garrad Marsh, City Manager Greg Nyhoff, Director of Public Works Dennis Turner, and Regional Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration Leslie Rogers.  Representatives from state and federal legislative offices presented certificates of recognition.


Speaking: Regional Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration Leslie Rogers

Seated left to right: Director of Public Works Dennis Turner, City Manager Greg Nyhoff, Mayor Garrad Marsh


Pictured left to right: Councilmember Dave Geer, Councilmember Dave Lopez, Mayor Garrad Marsh, Vice Mayor Stephanie Burnside, Regional Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration Leslie Rogers.