Just over two years after the City of Santa Fe received more than $5 million in federal funding to build or improve new transit facilities, planning is well underway for the building of a new transit terminal that will go up on the south side of the city.
That project, to be built at 2521 Camino Entrada, a block away from the Santa Fe Police Department, will replace an existing facility that has earlier been deemed structurally deficient by the city.
A Request for Proposals issued by Santa Fe’s Public Works Department Facilities Division notes that the transit project will include the demolition of some building components, including existing concrete drives, as well as earth work and grading.
Additional work will see the construction of new concrete drives and passenger platforms, as well as the building of subsurface infrastructure, including new drain lines and other related utilities.
A total of eight shelters will be assembled and erected at the site, with office areas, restrooms, and lobby space to be built within those structures.
The funding for the project was obtained from the Federal Transit Administration branch of the Department of Transportation and, more specifically, from that agency’s Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.
That program is designed to fund the construction of bus-oriented facilities for states and cities across the country.
The RFP has a submission deadline of August 27.
By Garry Boulard
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