Session 11: The Renovation of the Historic Modesto Transit Center
Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 9:50 AM - 10:50 AM
Hear about the extensive, $5.7 million renovation project that took place from 2021 to 2023 of the historic Modesto Transit Center. Built in 1915 to serve rail traffic in the Central Valley, the facility has most recently served as a regional bus terminal, though it will also support the future rail transit service Altamont Corridor Express, expected to begin in 2026. City of Modesto Public Works had the special challenges of dealing with a historic designated building, as well as a building open to the public, with several hundred people a day coming and going. Among the topics will be the expansion and modernization of the restrooms to ADA compliance, touchless devices, and water-saving devices. Vandalism considerations were part of the planning. Facilities engineers worked with the designers to make sure that their recommendations for ease of maintenance in the facility would be taken into account. The finished building is an investment in Modesto’s future.