January 18, 2010
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Las Vegas Opens Maintenance Facility, Prepares for ACE Service
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in Las Vegas recently began operations in its new Sunset Maintenance Facility. Unlike the RTC’s previous home, which the agency had outgrown, the new facility can service as many as 300 fixed route transit and paratransit vehicles each day.
RTC Assistant General Manager Mark Wells also cited the sustainable features of the new building, such as high-efficiency insulation and lighting; low-flow water features; water-efficient landscaping; and a high-efficiency bus wash that reclaims wastewater.
In fact, a total of 98 percent of the water used in the bus wash will be recycled water.
“These sustainability features are right in line with the RTC’s commitment to be quicker, cleaner, and greener,” said Wells. “We’re proud of that commitment and thrilled to see these principles applied to this property.”
The new facility also maximizes maintenance efficiency with vehicle pits that provide advantages over vehicle lifts, including lower maintenance costs and the ability to work both above and underneath a vehicle at the same time.
Federal funding covered most of the $75 million cost of the new maintenance facility.
RTC also is preparing for the spring launch of its ACE Gold Line, the first component of a rapid bus system, which will operate between downtown Las Vegas and the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Almost all of the 50 vehicles—the StreetCar RTV made by The Wright Group—have arrived in the city in anticipation of the beginning of service.
The new vehicles will operate with diesel-hybrid technology, so they also fall in line with the RTC’s commitment to sustainability.