STS Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility

LOCATION: Schuykill County, PA

OWNER: PennDOT / Schuylkill Transportation System (STS)

START DATE: 12/2017

END DATE: 04/2023

Sowinski Sullivan provided architectural design services to PennDOT to relocate the fixed-route and shared-ride Operations Facility for Schuylkill Transportation System (STS). Previously, under a separate related contract, Sowinski Sullivan assessed STS’s fixed route and shared ride operations, provided options for the renovation and expansion of the facility on its existing site and/or relocation to an entirely new site, and led the preliminary architectural design for a new operations and maintenance facility on a new site in St. Clair, Pennsylvania.

Sowinski Sullivan provided final architectural design for the new 93,000-square-foot building. The facility consists of approximately 13,500-square-feet of administrative and operations areas, along with maintenance and storage for fixed-route, shared-ride, and passenger vehicles. This maintenance space, including the circulation area, is approximately 52,000-square-feet and the interior bus storage for all STS vehicles is approximately 28,400-square-feet. The new facility consolidates all STS functions into one location which will improve operational safety and efficiency.