Tulare County’s New Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility, partially funded through Measure R, was constructed on the parcel of land adjacent to the County’s Road Yard in rural Visalia.
The operations building provides offices, administrative support areas, and a dispatch center for transit staff and bus drivers. The new structure boasts expansive male and female restrooms adorned with beautiful wooden tile throughout, giving it a clean and modern look. The restrooms accommodate a locker room and shower for the employees’ convenience. The spacious conference room has the capability to be transformed into two smaller meeting rooms through use of a special custom-made track wall closure system. The pre-engineered metal maintenance building serves as a major repair facility. Designed with an operationally efficient floor plan, mechanics can perform routine inspections and repairs on multiple County diesel and CNG-powered vehicles and buses. A tire repair/storage room along with an expansive parts storage area ensures all needed resources are on property. The strategically placed Maintenance Manager’s office allows a full view of the three bus bays. Seals Construction was extremely instrumental in the hands-on construction of the project. The operations building’s wooden roof trusses and framed walls were assembled at our yard, then transported and erected at the project site as needed. The structural and site concrete were self-performed by our experienced team.