Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Council Awards Contract For New City Transit Garage (March 08/10)

City Council has awarded Pomerleau Inc. a $5,404,000 contract to build Fredericton’s new Transit Operations Centre. The new Transit Operations Centre was one of the key recommendations of the Transit Master Plan, commissioned by the City in 2008, to guide the expansion of the transit system for the next 20 years. The facility will be constructed adjacent to the City’s existing transit garage at 470 St. Mary’s Street in Fredericton North. The new Centre will provide a storage and service facility for the City’s current fleet of 28 transit buses and three para-transit buses and also allow for future growth.

Pomerleau, a general contracting and construction management company based in Saint-Georges, Quebec, was the lowest bidder meeting all specifications. Construction is expected to begin this Spring with a completion date of November 2010.

Goguen White Architects Ltd., of Fredericton, was awarded a contract by the City last October to provide design architectural and engineering services for the project.

Funding for the facility is being provided through the Government of Canada’s Public Transit Capital Trust, which is administered in New Brunswick by the Provincial Government. The City of Fredericton is contributing $423,000.

Fredericton Transit has 45 employees and operates eight bus routes throughout the municipality.

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