The Emil “Lucky” Reznik Operations, Administration
and Maintenance Facility will replace the current facility,
located on Northside Blvd.
The current facility has been in continuous use since the
1880’s and has surpassed its useful life. It will allow
Transpo to better service vehicles and pave the way for the
introduction of alternatively-fueled buses, beginning in 2011.
The location of the new facility is in a Brownsfield area in
the city’s old industrial core that is targeted for economic
revitalization. The location is also in closer proximity to
the main transfer facility which will add to the efficiency
of maintenance and operations procedures, ultimately leading
to service improvements.
As the first LEED Platinum transit facility in the country
and the first LEED Platinum project in the state of Indiana,
this new facility will be a great value to the community. As
part of the LEED certification process, Transpo will use recycled
products and materials during the construction of the facility.
These materials will be obtained from an area within a 500 mile
radius of the site. Once the facility is complete, markers will
be placed to designate where construction was done with recycled
products. Coinciding with the markers, Transpo will create a
display describing these areas, materials used, and why the
materials were chosen. Peers will be invited to visit and learn
about the sustainable design of the facility, practices during
construction, and procedures in place while the facility is
in use. In addition, the facility will incorporate geothermal
heating and solar panels to reduce energy dependence on fossil
Completion of this project will allow Transpo to become a
leader in the transit industry by setting a new benchmark for
transit facilities. In addition, this area is a designated ozone
action area, so reducing Transpo’s carbon footprint and
conserving energy will be exceptionally beneficial to the community.
Furthermore, increased efficiencies due to alternative fuels
and decreased distance between the new maintenance and operations
facility and the existing main transfer facility will enhance
the overall transit service provided to the community.