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ARRA Fact Sheet: TARC Facility Construction and Replacement Vehicles

Project: TARC Facility Construction and Replacement Vehicles

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

ARRA Award Amount: $17.9 Million

Program: Urbanized Area Formula


TARC--Transit Authority of River City -- is using its ARRA formula funds for the construction of a new Maintenance and Training Facility, for the renovation and rehabilitation of two other transit facilities, for the placement of a large emergency generator, for the replacement of transit vehicles, and for preventative maintenance expenses.

$4.6 million of the ARRA funds is being used to construct the new Maintenance and Training Facility at Union Station in Louisville, KY. This construction project will provide a new, LEED-Certified Silver facility with eight (8) maintenance bays, including interior clean (detailing) bays, an electronics bay, and a maintenance training bay, as well as training facilities and offices. The building features a vegetative roof, a grey water system, a bio-swale, and a unique 12-volt photovoltaic system that buses can “plug into” when in the maintenance bays. Construction is expected to be completed by July 31, 2010.

The renovation and rehabilitation projects include re-roofing, replacement of overhead doors, cleaning and painting exterior walls, replacing electrical systems and lighting, and bringing exhaust and lighting systems up to current code. This work as well as the generator placement is substantially complete.

The ARRA grant will also fund 90 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs, not counting those for the manufacture of seven buses and eight paratransit vehicles.