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Construction starts on new $30.1M Regina transit maintenance facility


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August 17, 2018 by David Kennedy

Mayor Michael Fougere alongside federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale and provincial Minister of Government Relations Warren Kaeding at the groundbreaking. PHOTO: City of Regina/Twitter

REGINA—Work is underway on a new bus maintenance facility in Saskatchewan’s capital after an official groundbreaking Aug. 14.

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere was joined by Ralph Goodale, the federal minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and provincial Minister of Government Relations Warren Kaeding at the sod turning for the new $30.1 million site.

The facility will replace the city’s current maintenance yard, which is 70-years-old and originally designed to service street cars. The new 60,000 sq. ft. facility will be purpose-built for buses and include repair bays and hoists for both 40- and 60-foot variants.

The city plans to repurpose the old maintenance site to store other vehicles and equipment.

Construction on the new site is expected to wrap up by 2020.