MANKATO TRANSIT FACILITY EXPANSION
Project type: Expansion
Completion: March 2016
The building is an addition to the existing, 1960's City of Mankato Public Works Facility, which was recently purchased and inhabited by the City of Mankato from MnDOT. The bus parking area is approximately 40,000 square feet of parking for up to 35 full size buses. This was a requirement of the Federal Transit Authority funding to accommodate a future, larger, regional bus fleet. The maintenance bays include a full drive-thru bay that allows for full height lifting of the bus for undercarriage maintenance and also features a pull-in / pull-out in-ground oil changing pit, which is the preferred method for changing oil on this type of vehicle.