Transportation Maintenance/SHARP Lines Facility - Wichita Falls, Texas
Posted: August 30, 2023 | Projects
The Transportation Maintenance Center was completed in 2023 by SLA Architects. This facility provides storage and maintenance facilities for the City’s Falls Ride bus system as well as Rolling Plains Management Corporation’s (RPMC) SHARP Lines Rural Transportation.
Photograph courtesy of Justin Goode — Goode Pics.
The Wichita Falls Transit System, Falls Ride, provides public transportation for the City of Wichita Falls and its residents.
SHARP Lines Rural Public Transportation is a rural public transportation program and non-emergency medical transportation service for residents of Archer, Baylor, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Jack, rural Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young counties. Destinations include shopping centers, beauty/barber shops, social service agencies, and medical clinics.
The project scope includes administrative offices for the City of Wichita Falls Transportation staff and RPMC staff, maintenance facilities, parking, both covered and uncovered, for both organization’s fleet, and bus washing area and fueling station. The site is designed to handle the capacity of as many as forty-three transit vehicles of various sizes. Access control and surveillance systems are utilized for both the site and all buildings.
The 8,468-square-foot administrative building includes multiple offices for RPMC SHARP Lines, Falls Ride, Wichita Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization and the DAV Chapter 41 staff, along with a shared conference/training room, break room, and secure vault. The design also includes a wellness room with fitness equipment and shower facilities. A dispatch office is located right off the lobby area. Adjacent to the administrative building, and connected with a covered walk, is the maintenance repair building. The 11,426-square-foot building consists of seven drive-thru bays, parts and tire storage areas, mechanics’ offices, and mechanics’ work area.
2004 Quail Creek Drive, Suite 200 Wichita Falls, TX 76308
2406 Kell Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX 76309
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Baird, Hampton & Brown
6300 Ridglea Place, #700, Fort Worth, TX 76116
Biggs & Mathews, Inc.
2500 Brook Avenue, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Anthony Inman Construction, Inc.
3000 Buchanan, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas
Date Bid: Feb 2020
Construction Period: Feb 2020 to Jan 2023
Site: 7.21 acres.
Total Square Feet: 19,894.
Building Sizes: Administration — First Floor, 8,468; Shop — First floor, 11,426; total, 19,894 square feet.
Building Height: Administration — First Floor, 18'6"; Shop — First floor, 20'6".
Number of Buildings: Two.
Basic Construction Type: New/Pre-Engineered/Conventional.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-ongrade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, metal wall panel, aluminum storefront.
Roof: Metal, membrane.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.