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Capital Area Transit Facility

The 23 acre Capital Area Transit (CAT) bus maintenance and operations facility is located in southeast Raleigh, NC. The $28 million CAT Maintenance and Operations Center received more than $11 million in federal (ARRA) stimulus money. The state-of-the-art facility has enhanced the City of Raleigh’s ability to consolidate transit facility maintenance and operations with offices and other functions in one centralized location.

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WSP USA, as a sub-consultant partner to Williard Ferm Architects, PA, provided site and civil engineering services, providing assistance in planning the facility for 125 buses and ultimately a 200 bus build-out to replace the existing facility which is over 30 years old. Once design charettes were completed, WSP provided the lead on the civil engineering design and permitting for the project within a compressed timeframe of five months from design to construction to maintain Federal Stimulus funding. In our effort to build sustainability into our site design, we employed the use of cisterns for rainwater reuse, stormwater detention, alternative fuel vehicle parking and charging stations and native landscaping. During construction of the site, WSP provided Davis Bacon compliance services, construction administration and assisted the Design-build team to submit for a LEED Platinum facility certification from the USGBC. Brasfield Gorrie was the design-build contractor on this project.

This project was selected as one of the American Public Water Works Association (APWA) 2012 Public Works Projects of the Year.