The purpose of this special transit study is to identify and evaluate alternatives to providing DART with an integrated maintenance facility, office complex to allow for greater efficiency in the delivery of service, provide an improved public image, and to maintain costs associated with vehicle maintenance and storage. The study contains five basic sections as follows: Section 1. An analysis of existing facilities in terms of space, equipment, and functions. Specifically analyzed are deficiencies of the existing facility in regard to its hinderance upon the continual growth and development of the transit program in Fort Dodge. Secton 2. The analysis of Section 1 is used to design the ideal maintenance facility and office complex for the long-term future of DART. In particular, the study addressed the formation of a multi-task maintenance shop to incorporate services currently purchased from the outside sources. Section 3. A location analysis will be completed in which factors such as passenger generation, distance to city maintenance facilities, access to the general public, etc., are considered. The section will conclude with a listing of targeted sites. Section 4. The final section will contain an analysis of costs for both construction of a new facility and substantial renovation to existing buildings. The cost estimates are prepared in a manner in that a location may be changed without severely affecting the cost estimates.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dodger Area Rapid Transit

    2105 1st Avenue North
    Fort Dodge, IA  United States  50501

    MIDAS Council of Governments

    908 First Avenue South, Warden Plaza, Suite M39
    Fort Dodge, IA  United States  50501
  • Publication Date: 1990-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM