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South Dade Transit Operations Center

Electrification of Miami-Dade County’s Metrobus fleet is advancing the County’s climate action strategy, which is focusing on ways to reduce emissions and ultimately building a resilient and sustainable community and as part of the strategy, DTPW is expanding its fleet of electric buses to include 100 brand new 60-ft articulated battery-electric-buses. 

DTPW’s existing bus maintenance facilities are unable to meet the needs for energization, service, storage, operations and maintenance of the oncoming articulated (60-ft) battery-electric-bus fleet, coupled with the continued population growth in the South Miami-Dade area, DTPW has identified the need to build a new facility, South Dade Transit Operations Center (SDTOC), to energize, store, service, maintain and operate a bus fleet to service the County from Homestead and Florida City to Dadeland.

Following an extensive selection process, which involved input from stakeholders and the community to narrow down the 10 potential sites identified to the best option, a 20-acre site located at SW 127 Avenue and Biscayne Drive in South Dade was chosen. The new, state-of-the-art and one-of-a-kind transit operations center will employ more than 100 DTPW staff members, include green energy features like solar paneling, and considerably improve efficiency for bus routes serving South Miami-Dade County.  Plans for the facility, which include drainage improvements, landscaping additions and roadway widening in the surrounding area, are in the final design phase. Construction is expected to start in 2024, and substantial completion of the facility is expected in 2026.

In anticipation of the bidding process, DTPW hosted an Industry Meeting to provide additional information about the project to industry leaders on May 8.

The meeting was hosted to increase project awareness, secure feedback from the industry and build interest from construction firms (both local and national) in an effort to secure a project team capable of meeting the standards and expectations of the department.
Project Information:
  • Bid type – Lowest (responsive and responsible) bid
  • Contract type – Design-Bid-Build
  • Advertised Date – Sept. 28, 2023
  • Notice to Proceed (NTP) Date – Feb. 2024
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NOTE: The project has been advertised, for additional information please contact Katherine Fernandez at [email protected].

For general project information, please contact [email protected].