The Skanska Oregon office broke ground on the TriMet Merlo Bus Maintenance Facility to support many of TriMet’s Westside bus lines. The $13.5 million construction project is TriMet’s largest single project funded through the ARRA. Comprised of two buildings totalling 25,000 sq ft, construction includes a new fuel/wash building with lift equipment to raise buses for mechanical maintenance, a bus washing system and specialized fueling system. The second building houses a new LIFT operations building for the program providing door-to-door service for elderly and people with disabilities.
The $13.5-million project, designed by Pivot Architecture, is expected to be completed by February 2011.