RTA catered with friends and community partners recently gathered to celebrate the opening of their new facility. Officially opened in January 2022, the new space is along Highway 101 at the northbound Prado Street exit. It has 28,650 square feet and houses company operations, administration, dispatch and vehicle maintenance. This includes bus parking for much of the RTA fleet. The construction was done by San Luis Obispo based Specialty Construction. The new site also allows for future inclusion of battery electric bus chargers and a solar canopy.
The parcel was purchased along with Community Action Partnership of SLO (CAPSLO) for their new homeless shelter and services on Prado Lane. The property is about 6.5 acres of land, and, in time, RTA will be neighbors with the new overpass for Prado Road to the 101. The new on-site parking accommodates approximately 73 public transit buses and vans as well as 84 employee and visitor vehicles, respectively, for a total of 157 on-site parking spaces
The project cost $27 million overall. To learn more about RTA visit their website at www.slorta.org, and if you’d like to learn about how to ride the bus, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a personal trip plan made just for you.