Skanska has announced today it has been awarded a contract by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to carry out the US$480 million construction of the new Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens, New York.
The project involves the phased demolition of the existing Jamaica bus depot to make way for a new facility. The project provides for the creation of a temporary bus stand to accommodate buses from the current bus depot during construction. The one-story building will consist of 272 standard parking spaces, three bus wash lanes, two chassis wash stations, an indoor bus wash station, fifteen maintenance bays and rooftop bus parking. The project also involves constructing a three-story administrative building at the northwestern end of the site, which will be connected to the new bus fleet by a closed bridge.
The New Jamaica Bus Depot and Parking Lot project will improve transit at one of New York City's major transportation hubs and help transition to an all-electric bus fleet. The project will start in January 2023 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2026.