The CSPDC is making progress on the Lewis Street Transit Hub Rehabilitation project. The Lewis Street Hub is located at 240 N. Lewis Street in Downtown Staunton and currently serves the BRITE Bus transit system as a central hub and transfer location for multiple BRITE Bus routes. The lot is also used by the City of Staunton to provide free parking to downtown visitors. Lot conditions have deteriorated over time due to regular wear and tear from daily bus traffic. In March of 2022, the CSPDC was awarded a 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Grant from the Federal Transit Administration to rehabilitate the lot. This competitive grant funding will allow the CSPDC to improve lot conditions, create a designated bus boarding area, and improve the overall experience of those using the lot for transit and parking needs.
In September of 2022, the CSPDC released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Engineering and Design services for this project. After reviewing and scoring all proposals based on qualifications, the CSPDC awarded the engineering and design contract to Kimley-Horn and Associates. A notice-to-proceed was issued in January. CSPDC and City of Staunton staff will meet with consultants from Kimley-Horn and Associates in March to officially kick-off the project.
Geotechnical engineers working with Kimley-Horn have begun surveying and conducting field assessments in preparation for the kick-off meeting. CSPDC staff will meet with their consulting team at Kimley-Horn regularly over the coming months as engineering and design plans are developed. Once designs and site plans have been finalized and approved, Kimley-Horn will assist the CSPDC in preparing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for construction.
The engineering and design phase is anticipated to take approximately six months. CSPDC hopes to issue a contract for construction by late summer, with construction to begin soon after.