Facility to be located at 2631 and 2635 Shirlington Road, accessible via the access road, in the Green Valley neighborhood
In July 2018 the County Board approved the purchase of three parcels on Shirlington Road for the operations and maintenance facility.
The project was approved in the County’s FY 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Plan for $81.2 million, which included the cost of the land purchase, concept planning, design and construction.
On Sept. 15, 2020, the County Board approved a $3.9 million contract with Stantec Architecture, Inc. for planning, design and construction administration services for the facility.
About the Project
This project will address the need for parking, operations and maintenance of the County’s growing Arlington Transit (ART) bus fleet. ART has significantly increased its number of routes and hours of service during the past 10 years and plans to continue growing during the next 20 years, supported by a fleet of more than 100 buses.
The County acquired three parcels of land in Green Valley to construct the facilities needed to consolidate ART service functions and support its current and future needs. The facility will perform regular preventive bus maintenance, repairs and other unscheduled maintenance work. It also will include administration and operations functions and parking for buses and staff. The facility is essential for ART’s long-term sustainability.
The project will include:
- A maintenance facility and surface parking for the buses (to be located on Parcel A)
- A four-story administration and operations building with attached four-story parking structure for employee vehicles (to be located on Parcel B)
The County will require a minimum of LEED Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Silver Certification for the project, which will be designed to include sustainable materials and systems.
About Arlington Transit
Arlington Transit (ART) is Arlington County’s local transit system that supplements Metrobus service with cross-County routes as well as neighborhood connections to Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express.
The project will be reviewed by the Public Facilities Review Committee.
This project is funded with $39 million from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) as well as with funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and dedicated local transportation sources.