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Asset Category: Fleet Maintenance Facilities

$444.9

Expansion of Bus Garages

Similar to Metro’s rail yards,

Expansion of MetroAccess Garages

Metro’s bus fleet maintenance

As Metro’s vehicle fleet expands so will the need for additional fleet maintenance facilities. Over the next ten years, Metro plans to continue moving from a combina-

tion of 6- and 8-car trains to all 100% 8-car trains to accommodate projected rider- ship growth. In addition to replacing and rehabilitating older rail cars, Metro’s fleet plan calls for the purchase of 220 new rail cars in order to deploy 100% 8-car trains. While Metro stations are designed to accommodate longer 8-car trains, additional capacity is needed at rail yards to maintain, store and rehabilitate the new rail cars.

Similar to Metro’s rail yards, Metro’s bus fleet maintenance facilities are at capacity, and some are so old that they cannot accommodate the profile of newer, cleaner technology vehicles. Therefore additional space is necessary for regular fleet maintenance/rehabilitation and adequate fleet storage facilities to serve Metro fleet expansion needs through 2020 and beyond.

MetroAccess vehicles are currently stored at six vendor owned facilities. Facing re- cord ridership growth, Metro is evaluating the operating cost savings associated with moving the maintenance of these vehicles to existing Metro properties. The capital cost of this new maintenance strategy is included in this Capital Needs Inventory.

The figure below shows Metro’s Customer/Demand - Fleet Maintenance Facilities needs ($1.05 billion over the next 10 years) by project type. A brief description of each project type follows.

YOE, $ Millions

Rail Maintenance Facilities ($595.9 Million)

Metro’s 1,100+ trains are maintained and stored among 9 rail yards, all of which are at capacity. In light of anticipated ridership growth over the next decade, Met- ro plans to purchase 220 new rail cars (130 cars to reach 75% 8-car trains and

While Metro stations are designed to accommodate lon- ger 8-car trains, additional capac- ity is needed at rail yards to maintain, store and rehabilitate the new rail cars.

facilities are at capacity, and some are so old that they can- not accommodate the profile of newer, cleaner technology vehicles.

Customer/Demand – Fleet Maintenance Facilities Needs by Project Type

($1.05 Billion) $16.0

$595.9

Rail Maintenance Facilities

Investment Category: Customer/Demand 77

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