WCTA Grand Opening

Westmoreland Transit now has a new state-of-the-art facility to house and maintain its fleet of vehicles. On August 10, 2012 at 11:00am, the WCTA will host a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its new Vehicle Storage and Maintenance Facility located in Hempfield Township along Business Route 66.

The maintenance facility was designed by Parsons Brinkerhoff. Subconsultants include DRS Architects and Construction Co., Inc., Hranec Sheet Metal, Inc., Weider Services and Power Contacting, Inc. The facility includes bays for indoor storage of vehicles, maintenance bays, a separate indoor wash bay area, an indoor fueling island, and offices for operating and maintenance personnel.

“We are fortunate to complete such a worthwhile project, and are grateful foe the collaborative efforts of all those involved. This facility will help to ensure the Authority’s ability to continue to provide efficient, economical and necessary transportation options for the of Westmoreland County,” said Frank Tosto WXCTA Chairman.

Authority Executive Director, Larry Morris added, ” The improvements will allow for more efficient vehicle maintenance and cleaning, and will protect valuable buses from the elements particularly during the winter months. We look forward t having the ability to better maintain the vehicles upon which our riders depend.”

With a total cost of $8.7 million, this project was made possible by funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and Westmoreland County.

WCTA Handout

Contact Larry Morris, Executive Director