The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) District is a rural/urban transit district organized under Chapter 458 of the Texas Transportation Code as a political subdivision of the state and an entity responsible for transit services in a 7,200 square mile, 9-county area surrounding Austin. The District includes the non-urbanized areas of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson counties, and the San Marcos urbanized area.
The initial Phase 1 includes the complete design and construction of the Vehicle Maintenance Center which houses an 8-bay repair garage, offices, conference room, restrooms, parts storage, machine shop, tire repair/storage and battery room. The sustainable strategies include rainwater collection, building orientation and natural daylighting/ ventilation, low VOC paints & coatings, and durable construction materials. The location of this site creates a more centrally located hub for CARTS services.
Following phases will include a 20,000 SF steel-framed intermodal station with a standing seam metal roof; 30’ x 50’ fuel island canopy with 4 pumps; 5,075 SF wash building with vacuum facilities, and a 4,200 SF paint booth.
- Sunland Budget (Planned): $18,208
- Sunland Final Cost (Actual): $18,208
- Total Construction Cost: $6.7M
- Construction Complete: 11/2014
- Sunland Start Date: 08/2016
- Sunland End Date: 08/2016
- 18,500 SF facility.
- Cost Estimating
- Value Engineering
- Construction Management
- Owner: Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS)
- Client: Jackson & McElhaney Architects
- Client Contact Person: Michael McElhaney, AIA, LEED AP
Sunland provided Cost Estimating, Value Engineering, and Construction Management for an 18,500 SF facility. Services also provided for future phase facilities located on 13.7-acre, undeveloped site. Sunland’s Ben Thompson, Jon Brady, Stuart Hoevelman, and Jorge Flores worked on this project.