LADOT BUS MAINTENANCE & CNG FUELING FACILITY
CITY OF LOS ANGELES BUREAU OF ENGINEERING
The new Downtown Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility provides a state-of-the-art vendor-operated home to the natural gas and electric-fueled regional LADOT DASH bus fleet. The distinctive architectural form of the building, textural exterior finish, integration of site barriers, and rich landscape all work together to establish a meaningful iconic presence. The now nearly 6-acre site provides parking, fueling, and maintenance for 70 DASH buses; staff and driver structured parking; 22,000sf administration, operations, and training building; a large solar array for sun-shading and energy production; and landscape enriched green spaces all providing a safe and morale-building home for the Department.
The combination of high-performance material application with investment in extensive sustainable infrastructure, the LEED Platinum Certified facility is fully energy neutral, creating a surplus of energy for the City producing 140% percent of the energy needed to operate. The new facility stands as a highly conspicuous, demonstrative display of the City of Los Angeles’ commitment to sustainability and serving its citizens.