Harrisonburg announces plans for $14M transit center

The Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation has entered into an agreement with Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. of Winchester to design and build a new home base for the city’s growing infrastructure needs.

HDPT’s Administration & Maintenance facility will be located on a 13-acre site at the intersection of East Washington Street and Vine Street. The site is owned by the city and houses the Department of Public Transportation facilities, the central garage and water storage for the City of Harrisonburg.

The $14 million project includes the demolition, design, and construction of an administration and maintenance building, service bays, fueling station, wash bays, and storage area. Two abandoned open reservoirs on the site will be renovated for parking.

“As our transit services have expanded over the past few decades, the need for a new facility has become quite obvious,” said Reggie Smith, Harrisonburg Director of Public Transportation. “We are excited to get this project underway and work with Shockey to complete construction that will help us better do our job.”

The project has been procured under Virginia’s Public‐Private Education and Infrastructure Act, which was adopted by the Virginia General Assembly in 2002. “HDPT will be Shockey’s 11th project using the PPEA procurement method,” says Jeff Boehm, Vice President at Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. “The public‐private partnership is a win for everyone because the design‐build structure allows for a more collaborative process, often enhancing project deliverables and delivering the project on a faster schedule.”

HDPT received seven proposals for consideration. Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. of Winchester, in association with RNL Design of McLean, Maintenance Design Group of Baltimore, and Valley Engineering of Harrisonburg was selected to build the facility.


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