The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved a $569,823 infrastructure grant for the City of Dubuque’s Bus Storage Facility Project planned for construction in 2017. The bus storage facility is the second phase of Dubuque’s Intermodal Transportation Center project.
The first phase was the intermodal terminal and parking facility in the Historic Millwork District. Phase two includes a bus storage and maintenance facility for The Jule public transit fleet to be located at 925 Kerper Blvd., east of the intermodal terminal. The total estimated cost for the bus storage facility is $6.3 million, with $3.88 million secured in federal funds, $1.17 million in state funds, and $1.25 million in local match funds. The project is in the final design phase and the City plans to go out for construction bids for this phase of the project this fall.
The new bus storage facility will be an adaptive reuse of a City-owned brownfield site (the former City of Dubuque Public Works garage) and is being designed to incorporate energy efficiency, water conservation, and a floorplan for improved workflow. On-site training, meeting, and mobility device tie-down practice space, as well as a paved and painted CDL course, are also planned for the facility.