Skanska lands $480m Jamaica Bus Depot job in Queens, NYC

The project is intended to ease the transition to a 100% electric bus fleet (Courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/CC BY 2.0)
Skanska USA has won a $480m contract from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to build the new Jamaica Bus Depot in the borough of Queens in New York City.

Starting this month, Skanska will demolish the existing depot, which the MTA says is “old and out of date”, to make way for the new facility.

It will have a one-story building to house 272 buses, with washing lanes and maintenance bays, plus a separate, three-storey administrative building connected to the depot by an enclosed passage.

During the project, buses will park at a temporary offsite parking lot.

The project will help in the transition to a 100% electric bus fleet, Skanska said.

Completion is scheduled for the end of 2026.

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