June 24, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay celebrates the grand re-opening of the Transit Maintenance Facility located at 570 Fort William Road. Clean, Green & Beautiful investments were made to the facility to better integrate specialized transit services, update the aged building, expand bus operator amenities, invest in green space, and create training areas for fleet, employees and the public.

"The transit system is one of the cornerstones of a successful City," says Mayor Keith Hobbs. "We need a viable and strong transit system and this facility plays a key part in that goal."

Some of the sustainable features included in the redesign of the Transit headquarters include:

  • expanses of natural lighting in the administrative areas
  • building materials with a recycled component
  • increased levels of insulation
  • durable and appropriate construction
  • mandatory recycling of construction waste
  • low VOC paints,
  • sealants, adhesives, and
  • energy efficient electrical and mechanical systems, and
  • enhanced landscaping .

The enhanced landscape design is the first expression of the Waterfront Image Route. Thunder Bay Transit acknowledges the Clean, Green & Beautiful Committee for funding contributions to the project.

Today also celebrates the re-dedication of the building to Sydney L. Bishop, who served with transit for more than 32 years. Sydney oversaw the merging of two distinct transit systems and began the process of the initial construction of the building.

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Contact:    Jon Hendel, Planning & Marketing Analyst - City of Thunder Bay, Transit Services, 684-2190