Fort Bend County’s new $21M transit complex nears completion
Construction is nearing completion on Fort Bend County’s new transit center designed to consolidate the transportation department’s operations and house the county’s growing fleet of more than 60 buses.
“This 21st century, State of the Art facility will be opening soon to provide additional mobility options for all Fort Bend County residents,” Fort Bend County Judge KP George said. “This expansion of the public transportation system provides even more creative options for our residents to utilize and, overall, reduce congestion throughout our County.”
Located in Rosenberg at the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo grounds, the one-story administration facility and transportation complex features 18,600 square feet of office space, 28,400 square feet of maintenance bays, covered bus parking, and a 7,100-square-foot fuel and washing station. The facility also contains a break area, relaxation lounge and kitchen spaces.
The new transportation department complex was created as part of the county’s long-range transit plan and will consolidate department operations, now currently situated in four different locations, to a single location. County officials say combining transit operations, maintenance and administrative functions to a single location will improve the department’s efficiency and provide a significant cost savings over time.
Funded primarily through a federal grant, the new $21 million transportation complex is expected to be complete in October 2019. The engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) provided planning, engineering and design services for the new transit center. SpawGlass serves as the contractor.
Other firms involved in the project include RdlR Architects as the architect, Asakura Robinson as the landscape architect, and HDR | Maintenance Design Group for specialty equipment and systems.