The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) is responding to an exploding population growth in Utah County with the expansion of its Timpanogos Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility. The expansion is essential, according to UTA, to accommodate the operations and maintenance of buses that will be used for the new Provo-Orem bus rapid transit (BRT) line. Since 1953, the Utah Transit Authority has been providing public transportation throughout Northern Utah. It operates buses, three light rail lines (TRAX), a streetcar line (S-Line) and a commuter rail line (FrontRunner).
BRT is a high-capacity, integrated system that uses specialized buses on roadways and dedicated lanes to quickly take passengers to their destinations. The Provo-Orem BRT line connects passengers to UTA’s FrontRunner commuter rail. The Provo-Orem bus rapid transit line is more than 10 miles long with 18 stations.
Big-D Construction worked in tandem with ajc architects on this design-build project. The Timpanogos Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility Expansion was a multi-phase project, beginning with the demolition and renovation of existing maintenance bays, bus washes, and locker room areas. In addition, Big-D constructed a number of new additions including the following:
- Fare building
- Wash building
- Tire building
- Fuel building
- Bus canopies