Kirk Avenue Bus Facility Project Receives FTA Grant
July 23, 2012Location: Baltimore, Maryland
U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S.
Senator Ben Cardin and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings held a
press conference with Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)
officials to announce a $40 million Federal grant to help replace
Baltimore's 65-year-old Kirk Avenue bus facility. The funds
are provided through FTA's FY2012 State of Good Repair and Bus
Livability programs. The State of Maryland will contribute
$13 million toward the overall $53 million project costs.
The replacement facility includes a 100,000 sf space for bus
maintenance, to be located on recently-acquired, neighboring
property. This "green" project is being designed to address
both the MTA's needs to support clean-fuel bus operations -
maintenance, repair, inspection, fueling, washing, and dispatching
- as well as community concerns about noise and air pollution.
JMT is the lead partner in a joint venture with Gannett Fleming
that provides all architectural and engineering design services for
the project. The first phase is scheduled to open in