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Future Bus Storage Facility

The City of Peterborough has initiated a project to identify possible future locations of a new Peterborough Transit bus storage facility. The 2012 Transit Review identified the substandard garage and impacts on the efficiency of vehicle maintenance activities. The current Transit Garage at the Townsend Street Public Works yard is only capable of storing 42 buses inside. With a conventional fleet of 52 buses, 10 buses plus the entire fleet of 11 handi-vans, require outside overnight parking.

Outdoor storage means that vehicles cannot be properly washed and cleaned at the end of each day to ensure that interior surfaces and the advanced accessibility features (kneeling uses, accessible ramps) do not freeze up during the winter.  The inability to properly service and maintain buses reduces the life expectancy of the asset and increases longer term maintenance costs.

The City has contract IBI Group to identify potential sites for a new Transit storage facility. These sites will be assessed and a recommendation will be made to City Council for approval.