Northern Bus Garage Reconstruction Project

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History of Northern Bus Garage

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Building the New Northern

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Project Updates

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The Northern Bus Garage Reconstruction Project began demolition in 2023 and is expected to be completed in 2027. The new garage will house Metro's first all zero-emission bus fleet, providing cleaner, more sustainable operations and services for our customers and community.

Built in 1906 as a streetcar storage facility, the garage was closed in 2019 and will be reconstructed into a modern bus maintenance and operations facility. Located on 14th Street NW, between Decatur and Buchanan Streets, the newly constructed garage will be able to house up to 150 buses and include infrastructure needed to support the an all-electric bus fleet as part of Metro's transition to zero-emission buses.

The new garage will:

  • Invigorate the community with new retail opportunities and improved streetscapes
  • Accommodate bus infrastructure, including what's needed to support battery-electric buses
  • Include eco-friendly features, including solar panels and a stormwater collection system
  • Provide more space for maintenance activities, bus storage, and other operational necessities to efficiently serve customers in Northwest D.C.

Interim Corrective Action Plan

The Interim Corrective Action Plan was approved by the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). The documents are available for review here.

Documented Categorical Exclusion

The Documented Categorical Exclusion (DCE) was approved by the FTA. The documents are available for review here

Community Engagement

View the presentation from the spring 2024 community event that occurred on May 7, 2024. You can access additional community meetings resources on our project updates page.

Next community meeting: Summer 2024. Sign up here to receive project updates and invites to future events.


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