USA: Skanska to Construct New Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a contract to Skanska for the construction of a new Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens.

This project is valued at 480 million USD and is set to improve transit within one of New York City’s major hubs, while also aiding the transition to a 100% electric bus fleet.

Electric buses at the Jamaica Depot
Electric buses at the current Jamaica Depot
Michael Viggiano, Executive Vice President of Skanska USA Civil’s East Coast operations said:

“We are honoured to have the opportunity to provide a modernised and more efficient bus depot to one of New York City’s busiest transportation hubs. When complete, the new facility will enhance the experience of thousands of commuters each day, and better serve the current and future bus service demands in the borough of Queens.”

Once complete, the new one-storey building will consist of 272 standard bus parking spaces, three bus washing lanes, two chassis washing stations, an interior bus washing station, fifteen maintenance bays and rooftop bus parking.

A phased demolition of the existing Jamaica Bus Depot will take place to accommodate this new facility. A temporary offsite bus parking lot will also be created to accommodate buses from the current bus depot during construction.

In addition, a three-storey administrative building will be constructed on the northwest end of the site that will connect to the new bus depot via an enclosed passageway.

This project will commence in January 2023 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2026.

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