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Elati Light Rail Maintenance Facility

Architectural design for functionality and beauty

  • 125K

    Square Feet

  • 100

    Light Rail Vehicles

  • 16

    Repair Bays

  • Denver, Colorado

    Denver, Colorado

Serving the community by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality

Serving a California community that values nature and environmental sustainability, El Dorado Transit (EDT) provides local transit commuter service to Sacramento, as well as several demand-response services—including dial-a-ride for communities across western El Dorado County and nearby Lake Tahoe. The EDT is required to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements, so we developed a zero emission bus (ZEB) fleet conversion plan that addresses the CARB mandate. Our plan provides EDT with a path to implement a 100 percent zero emission fleet that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions—improving overall air quality in the region.

For the ZEB plan, we analyzed existing conditions, fleet operations, and service. And we engaged a broad array of stakeholders to gain their input on the plan and the suggested service changes. Our team provided route modeling for both fixed-route and demand-response service that will help develop a roadmap for a complete transition of EDT’s revenue and non-revenue fleet. We also recommended facility modifications and upgrades to accommodate the new zero emission bus fleet.

With the requirement for a zero emission fleet, EDT can use our recommendations to take them toward a more sustainable future.

At a Glance

  • Regional Transportation District
Colorado Construction Magazine, Silver Hard Hat Award
AGC of Colorado ACE Award for Construction Excellence, Project of the Year ($20-40 million)
Building Design and Construction Magazine, Project Team Awards, Gold Award
Meet Our Team

Merlin Maley, Senior Principal, Western Region Transit Sector Leader, Buildings

My passion is creating 21st century communities by assisting our clients in realizing their dreams of multi-modal transportation networks.
Merlin  Maley Senior Principal, Western Region Transit Sector Leader, Buildings Read More

Merlin  Maley

Senior Principal, Western Region Transit Sector Leader, Buildings

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