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Transit Fleet Maintenance Facility

In 2016, the Transit Fleet Maintenance Facility project was approved for a New Building Canada Fund, resulting in an approximately one-third funding split between federal, provincial and municipal governments.

The City is excited to partner with the federal and provincial governments and share the cost of building a new Transit Fleet Maintenance Facility. The estimated cost of the project is about $31 million. Sod-turning of the new facility took place on August 14, 2018 with Mayor Michael Fougere and federal and provincial ministers Ralph Goodale and Warren Kaeding.

The current Transit Fleet Maintenance Facility is nearly 70 years old, was originally built to repair street cars and not all types and lengths of City’s buses can be repaired inside the facility. It will be repurposed for Roadways vehicle and equipment storage.

The project involves constructing a new facility that will be attached to the existing Transit Operations Centre at 333 Winnipeg Street. The facility will include both 40 foot and 60 foot full-service and repair bays complete with hoists for the maintenance of the City’s bus fleet. 

Interior Bus LiftInterior East ShopPerspective view of the new building

This repair shop will meet the growing needs of public transit and Regina residents. The new facility will enable the City to meet the service level needs of the community into the future and support the development of complete communities through the delivery of transit to existing and new neighbourhoods. The new facility will improve operational efficiencies, safety for employees who maintain the bus fleet and the City’s ability to maintain a safe fleet for use year-round.

Project Funding (in millions)

2016201820192020
$5.3 $12.4 $12.3 $1.9

The estimated cost of the project is about $31 million and is roughly split three ways between the City of Regina, Province of Saskatchewan and Government of Canada.

 

Timeline

  • Award construction tender – July 2018
  • Construction begins – August 2018
  • Facility occupancy – early 2020

Timing may change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s wrong with the current facility?

The existing facility is nearly 70 years old and is no longer able to support the functional requirements needed to provide an appropriate level of service to the transit fleet, both in terms of number of buses and types of bus fleet that can be housed and repaired.

 

Where will the new facility be located?

The new facility will be attached to the existing Transit Operations Centre at 333 Winnipeg Street.

 

What will happen to the current facility?

The existing Transit Maintenance Facility will be repurposed for Roadways vehicle and equipment storage.

 

How much does the facility cost and where did the money come from?

The total cost of the Transit Fleet Maintenance Facility project is about $31 million with each level of government paying roughly one-third.

 

What are the benefits of getting a new facility?

This new facility will enable the City to deliver expanded transit services to existing and new neighbourhoods. The new facility will be designed and constructed to contemporary energy, environmental and sustainability standards to improve the working environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.